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Old 04-23-2014, 11:11 PM   #21
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It might not help much with clawing the scrren, but if it is just pushing though (or visibility) which is a concern, two or three of these across the bottom half might be effective: Screen Door Cross Bar.
This, of course, is for a conventional hinged door (although bi-fold, so you would need to use two short bars per row). It's been a long time since I first saw an Escape with a screen door, and I now understand that they've gone to a roll-up door since then, for which mine would not be a useful suggestion... unless you convert to a conventional screen door? Add a baby gate?
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:15 PM   #22
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Sandra, interested in spray glitter paint u used...chemical composition that doesn't affect screen. What is brand?
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:24 AM   #23
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I don't know why my photos can't be enlarged when clicking on it. All of the others seem to. Anyway, the screen saver is made with yarn. Kathy traced the shapes onto the screen with chalk and I stood inside and she outside and we passed the needle with the yarn in it back and forth through the screen. We didn't want to use paint because some paints would melt the plastic screen and with lots of use, the paint would likely peel off over time. So far, our method has worked perfectly.

By the way, ours is the roll-away screen in our 19.

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Old 04-24-2014, 11:57 PM   #24
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Sandra, interested in spray glitter paint u used...chemical composition that doesn't affect screen. What is brand?
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I used Krylon "Glitter Blast". It says it is OK for use on plastic, Styrofoam, and lots of other substrates that are not germane to this discussion. I have purchased, but not used a product called Glitter Silver spray by Design Master (?) which indicates safe for use on plastic as well. I got it at Walmart I think. I have had some flaking, and a topcoat of "Glitter Blast" clear sealer is recommended, which I did not do. I do not use my screen a whole lot, so don't know if the flaking was temporary, but it hasn't been noticeable and may have been a bit of overspray on my part. My screen has not dissolved.
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:58 PM   #25
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Thanks Sandra, will look into, see if I can find around here. Do understand need to be cautious. Heard wd40 dissolved someone's screen!
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Wow! That is news to me. I will really be careful when spraying that on my snaps on the rock guards, as well as the hatch locks. Thanks so much for the heads up. I don't recall the screen manufacturer, but I think some replacement parts are available. However, I am sure it would be a big pain to replace.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:42 PM   #27
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I wouldn't use WD-40 on the snaps or the arms for the awning either.
I have a white grease ( which is locked in my cargo box at the moment ) that lubricates without attracting dirt ( according to the label ). I use it on anything that has to move. Comes in a spray can. Don't lose the straw because you apply very little.
I'll dig it out tomorrow and hope I can still read the label.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:52 PM   #28
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"... unless you convert to a conventional screen door? Add a baby gate?"

We use a wooden baby gate in front of our screen door and it fits/works perfectly to keep everyone inside (we do have to lift the counter extension when installing, however). Of course, we haven't taken our cat yet but it works great for our small, over-exuberant Spaniel/Papillon mix as well as our Border Collie.
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Sounds like a good idea I've been worried about my standard schnauzer busting through the screen.
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I wouldn't use WD-40 on the snaps or the arms for the awning either.
I have a white grease ( which is locked in my cargo box at the moment ) that lubricates without attracting dirt ( according to the label ). I use it on anything that has to move. Comes in a spray can. Don't lose the straw because you apply very little.
I'll dig it out tomorrow and hope I can still read the label.
Thanks for the heads up Glenn. What do you think of silicone spray?
I also have some stuff I bought that is supposed to be a dry lubricant. It says it is made with PTFE (whatever that is) and says it can be used on almost any surface "even plastics". Do you know anything about that?
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