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ClingFilm over windows?



 
 
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Old November 7th 04, 04:40 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Paul Westwell
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Default ClingFilm over windows?

I have a "specialised accessories" cover for my caravan. Last year I put
Clingfilm on the windows before putting the cover on only to read sometime
later that the Clingfilm can have a reaction with the window so removed it.

What is the score here? I would prefer to have Clingfilm one to prevent
scratches, having said that I cannot honestly say I noticed any from last
year. The Van is only 18months old and I assume all the windows t these days
are made of similar if not the same material?

Regards,


Paul


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Old November 7th 04, 05:11 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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Default ClingFilm over windows?


"Paul Westwell" wrote in message
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I have a "specialised accessories" cover for my caravan. Last year I put
Clingfilm on the windows before putting the cover on only to read sometime
later that the Clingfilm can have a reaction with the window so removed it.

What is the score here? I would prefer to have Clingfilm one to prevent
scratches, having said that I cannot honestly say I noticed any from last
year. The Van is only 18months old and I assume all the windows t these
days are made of similar if not the same material?


Why do you think the cover will scratch the windows?

Mary

Regards,


Paul



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Old November 7th 04, 05:11 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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Default ClingFilm over windows?


"Paul Westwell" wrote in message
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I have a "specialised accessories" cover for my caravan. Last year I put
Clingfilm on the windows before putting the cover on only to read sometime
later that the Clingfilm can have a reaction with the window so removed it.

What is the score here? I would prefer to have Clingfilm one to prevent
scratches, having said that I cannot honestly say I noticed any from last
year. The Van is only 18months old and I assume all the windows t these
days are made of similar if not the same material?


Why do you think the cover will scratch the windows?

Mary

Regards,


Paul



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Old November 7th 04, 05:25 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
JRS
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Default ClingFilm over windows?

I didn't get any scratches with a new cover but suspect that as they get
older and ingrained with dirt it may be a problem. However, Duraglit or
similar seems to get them out.

Jon

"Mary Fisher" wrote in message
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"Paul Westwell" wrote in message
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I have a "specialised accessories" cover for my caravan. Last year I put
Clingfilm on the windows before putting the cover on only to read sometime
later that the Clingfilm can have a reaction with the window so removed
it.

What is the score here? I would prefer to have Clingfilm one to prevent
scratches, having said that I cannot honestly say I noticed any from last
year. The Van is only 18months old and I assume all the windows t these
days are made of similar if not the same material?


Why do you think the cover will scratch the windows?

Mary

Regards,


Paul





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Old November 7th 04, 05:25 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
JRS
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Default ClingFilm over windows?

I didn't get any scratches with a new cover but suspect that as they get
older and ingrained with dirt it may be a problem. However, Duraglit or
similar seems to get them out.

Jon

"Mary Fisher" wrote in message
et...

"Paul Westwell" wrote in message
...
I have a "specialised accessories" cover for my caravan. Last year I put
Clingfilm on the windows before putting the cover on only to read sometime
later that the Clingfilm can have a reaction with the window so removed
it.

What is the score here? I would prefer to have Clingfilm one to prevent
scratches, having said that I cannot honestly say I noticed any from last
year. The Van is only 18months old and I assume all the windows t these
days are made of similar if not the same material?


Why do you think the cover will scratch the windows?

Mary

Regards,


Paul





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Old November 7th 04, 07:05 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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Default ClingFilm over windows?


"JRS" wrote in message
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I didn't get any scratches with a new cover but suspect that as they get
older and ingrained with dirt it may be a problem. However, Duraglit or
similar seems to get them out.



I don't want to sound contentious but why should the inside of the cover
become ingrained with the sort of dirt which could scratch?

We have no problem with our cover. OK, our windows are glass but the body
paintwork is nothing like as durable as the finish on modern caravans.

Mary



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Old November 7th 04, 07:05 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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Default ClingFilm over windows?


"JRS" wrote in message
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I didn't get any scratches with a new cover but suspect that as they get
older and ingrained with dirt it may be a problem. However, Duraglit or
similar seems to get them out.



I don't want to sound contentious but why should the inside of the cover
become ingrained with the sort of dirt which could scratch?

We have no problem with our cover. OK, our windows are glass but the body
paintwork is nothing like as durable as the finish on modern caravans.

Mary



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Old November 7th 04, 08:41 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Paul Saunders
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Default ClingFilm over windows?

Using cling film can cause crazing of the windows which is something to do
with the plasticiser (I think) they use in the cling film. Sometimes when
you put different plastics together they can react. Another example is when
the mains leads of electrical products which are packed using polystyrene
come into contact, they slightly melt into each other.
"Paul Westwell" wrote in message
...
I have a "specialised accessories" cover for my caravan. Last year I put
Clingfilm on the windows before putting the cover on only to read sometime
later that the Clingfilm can have a reaction with the window so removed it.

What is the score here? I would prefer to have Clingfilm one to prevent
scratches, having said that I cannot honestly say I noticed any from last
year. The Van is only 18months old and I assume all the windows t these
days are made of similar if not the same material?

Regards,


Paul



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Old November 7th 04, 08:41 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Paul Saunders
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Default ClingFilm over windows?

Using cling film can cause crazing of the windows which is something to do
with the plasticiser (I think) they use in the cling film. Sometimes when
you put different plastics together they can react. Another example is when
the mains leads of electrical products which are packed using polystyrene
come into contact, they slightly melt into each other.
"Paul Westwell" wrote in message
...
I have a "specialised accessories" cover for my caravan. Last year I put
Clingfilm on the windows before putting the cover on only to read sometime
later that the Clingfilm can have a reaction with the window so removed it.

What is the score here? I would prefer to have Clingfilm one to prevent
scratches, having said that I cannot honestly say I noticed any from last
year. The Van is only 18months old and I assume all the windows t these
days are made of similar if not the same material?

Regards,


Paul



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Old November 7th 04, 10:10 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
ForeverArsenal
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Default ClingFilm over windows?

"Paul Westwell" wrote in message
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I have a "specialised accessories" cover for my caravan. Last year I put
Clingfilm on the windows Regards,


Paul

Hi Paul
Been useing a specialised accessories cover for the past 4yrs or so and
have always covered my windows with bubble wrap cut approx shape of window
and marked,have used same bits all the time had cover..

Got a friend with a ABI which has the one piece large front window which
he covered with cling film ,he got away with it the first year but on
removing
cover at start of this season front window and one side window crazed to
hell,
other windows ok.We have been *unable*to polish out.Drives him nuts when
sun shines on the crazed areas.
Not cheap to replace even if you can get them



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Barry.

If it ain't broke-don't fix it.


 



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