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Holding shades back for install


I was just on a job this week and ran into this situation which I have dealt with before but used different things to hold the shades back from the window. But I did not have them with as they were in the other work truck. So I had to improvise something else and this what I used and now that I used them I like this way better as the ones I normally use are of plastic and heavier.

All it is, is the end of a film box cut to the length I wanted and then cut it down the middle and folded the sides together to make it more ridged and taped it down and as you can see it worked great plus if they fall out no chance of damaging the floor. Just thought I would share this.

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looks like 3m is good for something.

:) I have been using that film for a few years and haven’t had any problems :)

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My first thought is " well, that's an easy cheap way to do that"

Second thought " why the hell didn't I just do that last week?" ( similar situation I held it out with my head)


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Here is a different window I used them on same job.


The one problem with using something stiff and ridged like I have been using, was when you put one side in you almost always have to hold both at the same time so the first one does not fall out as you try to put the other one in with the shade moving around. And I have had the other ones I have been using fall off if I would bump the shade with my arm or head elbow ect.here is a pic of the floor witch I don’t think I would like to pay to have a dent fixed in it, or for that matter argue about a dent in the floor that may have already been there. No chance of that with a piece of card board hitting the floor.


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looks like 3m is good for something.

And 409GT it is actually 3M not 3m so if you want to rag on something at least get it RIGHT. :lol2:lol2:lol:lol2:):):lol

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I wonder if cutting our film tubes in different lengths would be just as effective. God knows we all could use all those damn tubes for something....hmmm

I could see that working for some situations. :)

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