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Protecting Acrylic Window from scuffing



 
 
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Old April 3rd 06, 06:05 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Barney
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Default Protecting Acrylic Window from scuffing

Hi,

I have a Porch Awning which will be used with my new van.

The only problem is that one of the vertical sealing pads will cross my
Washroom window.

Has anyone had to deal with this situation and if so how did you best
overcome the potential problem of abrasion scratching the Acrylic surface.

Thought about the sort of material which some manufacturers of Plastic sheet
use to cover the sheet with or Radio/HiFi manufacturers use to protect the
displays until the consumer is ready to move it.

Not been able to source anything suitable yet which might not leave a
residue on the Window surface when removing it.

Any ideas appreciated.

Cheers.

Barney.


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Old April 3rd 06, 08:32 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stewart
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Default Protecting Acrylic Window from scuffing

I used a length of the black insulation lagging that fits around water
pipes. Cut it vertically and then again sliced a bit out vertically until
it was a good fit.
It worked fine.

"Barney" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I have a Porch Awning which will be used with my new van.

The only problem is that one of the vertical sealing pads will cross my
Washroom window.

Has anyone had to deal with this situation and if so how did you best
overcome the potential problem of abrasion scratching the Acrylic surface.

Thought about the sort of material which some manufacturers of Plastic

sheet
use to cover the sheet with or Radio/HiFi manufacturers use to protect the
displays until the consumer is ready to move it.

Not been able to source anything suitable yet which might not leave a
residue on the Window surface when removing it.

Any ideas appreciated.

Cheers.

Barney.




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Old April 3rd 06, 08:32 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stewart
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Posts: 338
Default Protecting Acrylic Window from scuffing

I used a length of the black insulation lagging that fits around water
pipes. Cut it vertically and then again sliced a bit out vertically until
it was a good fit.
It worked fine.

"Barney" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I have a Porch Awning which will be used with my new van.

The only problem is that one of the vertical sealing pads will cross my
Washroom window.

Has anyone had to deal with this situation and if so how did you best
overcome the potential problem of abrasion scratching the Acrylic surface.

Thought about the sort of material which some manufacturers of Plastic

sheet
use to cover the sheet with or Radio/HiFi manufacturers use to protect the
displays until the consumer is ready to move it.

Not been able to source anything suitable yet which might not leave a
residue on the Window surface when removing it.

Any ideas appreciated.

Cheers.

Barney.




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Old April 3rd 06, 08:32 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stewart
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Posts: 338
Default Protecting Acrylic Window from scuffing

I used a length of the black insulation lagging that fits around water
pipes. Cut it vertically and then again sliced a bit out vertically until
it was a good fit.
It worked fine.

"Barney" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I have a Porch Awning which will be used with my new van.

The only problem is that one of the vertical sealing pads will cross my
Washroom window.

Has anyone had to deal with this situation and if so how did you best
overcome the potential problem of abrasion scratching the Acrylic surface.

Thought about the sort of material which some manufacturers of Plastic

sheet
use to cover the sheet with or Radio/HiFi manufacturers use to protect the
displays until the consumer is ready to move it.

Not been able to source anything suitable yet which might not leave a
residue on the Window surface when removing it.

Any ideas appreciated.

Cheers.

Barney.




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Old April 3rd 06, 09:25 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Barney
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Default Protecting Acrylic Window from scuffing


"Stewart" wrote in message
...
I used a length of the black insulation lagging that fits around water
pipes. Cut it vertically and then again sliced a bit out vertically until
it was a good fit.
It worked fine.


Did you fit this onto the vertical end edge of the window and then close the
window to trap it?

Barney.


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Old April 3rd 06, 09:25 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Barney
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Default Protecting Acrylic Window from scuffing


"Stewart" wrote in message
...
I used a length of the black insulation lagging that fits around water
pipes. Cut it vertically and then again sliced a bit out vertically until
it was a good fit.
It worked fine.


Did you fit this onto the vertical end edge of the window and then close the
window to trap it?

Barney.


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Old April 3rd 06, 09:25 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Barney
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Posts: 16
Default Protecting Acrylic Window from scuffing


"Stewart" wrote in message
...
I used a length of the black insulation lagging that fits around water
pipes. Cut it vertically and then again sliced a bit out vertically until
it was a good fit.
It worked fine.


Did you fit this onto the vertical end edge of the window and then close the
window to trap it?

Barney.


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Old April 4th 06, 09:34 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stewart
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Posts: 338
Default Protecting Acrylic Window from scuffing

The porch awning I am speaking of had an upright pole against the wall of
the caravan and it was this that crossed vertically over the window. The
foam was squeezed between the padding around the pole and the window. To
keep the pole tight against the caravan wall I made a type of clamp at the
bottom and pegged it to avoid the wind pushing the pole away from the
caravan.


"Barney" wrote in message
...

"Stewart" wrote in message
...
I used a length of the black insulation lagging that fits around water
pipes. Cut it vertically and then again sliced a bit out vertically

until
it was a good fit.
It worked fine.


Did you fit this onto the vertical end edge of the window and then close

the
window to trap it?

Barney.




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Old April 4th 06, 09:34 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stewart
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 338
Default Protecting Acrylic Window from scuffing

The porch awning I am speaking of had an upright pole against the wall of
the caravan and it was this that crossed vertically over the window. The
foam was squeezed between the padding around the pole and the window. To
keep the pole tight against the caravan wall I made a type of clamp at the
bottom and pegged it to avoid the wind pushing the pole away from the
caravan.


"Barney" wrote in message
...

"Stewart" wrote in message
...
I used a length of the black insulation lagging that fits around water
pipes. Cut it vertically and then again sliced a bit out vertically

until
it was a good fit.
It worked fine.


Did you fit this onto the vertical end edge of the window and then close

the
window to trap it?

Barney.




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Old April 4th 06, 09:34 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stewart
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 338
Default Protecting Acrylic Window from scuffing

The porch awning I am speaking of had an upright pole against the wall of
the caravan and it was this that crossed vertically over the window. The
foam was squeezed between the padding around the pole and the window. To
keep the pole tight against the caravan wall I made a type of clamp at the
bottom and pegged it to avoid the wind pushing the pole away from the
caravan.


"Barney" wrote in message
...

"Stewart" wrote in message
...
I used a length of the black insulation lagging that fits around water
pipes. Cut it vertically and then again sliced a bit out vertically

until
it was a good fit.
It worked fine.


Did you fit this onto the vertical end edge of the window and then close

the
window to trap it?

Barney.




 



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