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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #15 on: 07 July 2019, 10:17:48 »

Well, went down to the car in the garage this morning, started her up, and thought whilst thinking I would start the dismantling process of the back shelf, " let's just push the blind button".  The blind worked straight away!!!! :o :o :o ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :y :y :y

What a relief, as I have got better things to do than take out the rear shelf!

It had occurred to me that, ironically for a sun blind, the high heat we have had down here over the last few days at least had something to do with "the problem".  When I first went to use the blind it was in Sainsbury's supermarket car park with external temperature running at 27 degrees C, and the whole rear window area baking in direct heat, so what that temperature was, who knows!

Since then, over the last couple of days the temp has kept high, but this morning it has dropped, and the car was in a cool garage.  That, no doubt, is the reason why it has come back to life.  I have wiped all the mechanism in polish, and checked the metal trim that surrounds the opening I created in the shelf when I retrofitted the blind.  It could be that expanded just enough to impede the blinds upward movement.

Anyway, thanks for all your input! :-* :-* :y :y

 


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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #16 on: 07 July 2019, 11:59:39 »

Glad to hear its working again for you Lizzie...Just need the weather to justify using them now
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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #17 on: 07 July 2019, 12:15:48 »

Istr remember something about a smear of silicon grease in the runners keeps them moving freely.
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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #18 on: 07 July 2019, 12:27:21 »

Istr remember something about a smear of silicon grease in the runners keeps them moving freely.

Yes, I musty get some of that :y
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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #19 on: 07 July 2019, 15:01:21 »

Istr remember something about a smear of silicon grease in the runners keeps them moving freely.

Yes, I musty get some of that :y
The same shit you'd use on plastic curtain rails to make them slide freer is exactly the stuff :y.  The current stuff I'm using is 3-in-1 Silicone Lubricant aerosol. Mainly because its what hellfrauds sell, and they are convenient for me when I'm at work.
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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #20 on: 07 July 2019, 15:18:42 »

Istr remember something about a smear of silicon grease in the runners keeps them moving freely.

Yes, I musty get some of that :y
The same shit you'd use on plastic curtain rails to make them slide freer is exactly the stuff :y.  The current stuff I'm using is 3-in-1 Silicone Lubricant aerosol. Mainly because its what hellfrauds sell, and they are convenient for me when I'm at work.

Thanks.. My next buy then :y :y
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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #21 on: 07 July 2019, 15:32:30 »

Just leave it raised .....  :y
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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #22 on: 07 July 2019, 16:07:50 »

Just leave it raised .....  :y

Funnily enough that occurred to me this morning Andy! :y

If it is heat that is affecting it so badly, then why not keep it up as the sun shines! :D :D ;)
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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #23 on: 07 July 2019, 21:06:19 »

Not great for night time vision although it is ideal when you have a car with supa bright headlights on behind you
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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #24 on: 07 July 2019, 21:12:06 »

Not great for night time vision although it is ideal when you have a car with supa bright headlights on behind you

No, and especially as the auto dipping mirror stops the problem of very bright headlights. ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #25 on: 07 July 2019, 21:31:30 »

Not great for night time vision although it is ideal when you have a car with supa bright headlights on behind you

Youve got door mirrors  ;) ..... & how much do you need to see through your back window?
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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #26 on: 07 July 2019, 22:16:03 »

I like to see where Im going and where Ive been  ;D.

I just find driving with the blind down at night isnt ideal despite the auto dimming mirror...just my preference I suppose  :)
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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #27 on: 07 July 2019, 22:20:01 »

I like to see where Im going and where Ive been  ;D.

I just find driving with the blind down at night isnt ideal despite the auto dimming mirror...just my preference I suppose  :)

The rear window is also useful for keeping an eye out for a police car! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #28 on: 07 July 2019, 22:33:19 »

Left mine up once in high heat - the sun made the blind 'sheet' itself sag like a hammock!!  :o
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Re: Rear Window Blind
« Reply #29 on: 08 July 2019, 01:39:00 »

I like to see where Im going and where Ive been  ;D.

I just find driving with the blind down at night isnt ideal despite the auto dimming mirror...just my preference I suppose  :)

The rear window is also useful for keeping an eye out for a police car! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;)
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