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Old 09-01-2016, 08:01 AM   #11
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Original post and you can't even see the Velcro. So I think Velcro might still be an option.

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I'd be concerned about contact cement on the vinyl headliner material (which you can figure out once you get the samples). I have some "jewelry glue" that is like Elmer's, except it's acrylic and much more permanent once it dries. (It's for mounting sequins and doodads on t-shirts and such.) It would work, but it takes awhile to dry and would need to be clamped... So not very practical. I think "super glue" would have issues similar to contact cement. All things considered, I think velcro on the window is the best bet. Or maybe a little strip of steel on the window frame? (The window frames are aluminum, yes?)
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:53 AM   #13
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Original post and you can't even see the Velcro. So I think Velcro might still be an option.

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Apparently you have had no problem with heat from sun and outside temps causing the window frame to heat up causing the Velcro adhesive to soften and release....obviously we have! But we were using Velcro dots and small strips. Cold weather was fine but in the summer they always got warm and then slid around providing no real adhesion.
What kind of adhesive is on your Velcro and/or which Velcro did you get that has that adhesive?
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:07 AM   #14
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IMHO, I wouldn't glue anything to the vinyl in hopes it worked. If it doesn't, now you've got glue where you don't want it and it may be impossible to remove. I'm far from an expert, but in all the years I've been reading the all-molded-towable forums, it seems for every person that wants to treat the "walls" like a sticks 'n bricks home, there's someone else asking "how do I reglue the interior covering? That doesn't matter if it's ensolite, Rat Fur or carpet. Hummm, your trailer... your decision most certainly.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:42 AM   #15
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I also don't believe it's a good idea to glue magnets to the vinyl.

However, I don't see any reason you shouldn't glue magnets to the window frame. I use magnets all over my trailer. Sometimes I glue a magnet on each side, other times a magnet on one side and a steel washer on the other side.

Rare earth magnets are wonderful. Small and strong!

I use E6000 glue. It works great and I can get it off if I need to. The biggest problem I have with E6000 is that it flows slowly. When I'm glueing to a vertical surface I have to tape the magnet in place until it sets. A tiny magnet on the frame and another on the bottom rail of the blinds should do the trick. But you won't be able to pull the blinds below the window frame.
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I thought these cellular shades were supposed to be an improvement.
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I think they are but sometimes you want to do something additional...like reflectix panels or maybe blackout panels....
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Contact cement works well on vinyl headliner. I know, I have tried it. Of course, there is no going back from it.
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Apparently you have had no problem with heat from sun and outside temps causing the window frame to heat up causing the Velcro adhesive to soften and release....obviously we have! But we were using Velcro dots and small strips. Cold weather was fine but in the summer they always got warm and then slid around providing no real adhesion.
What kind of adhesive is on your Velcro and/or which Velcro did you get that has that adhesive?
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You have to buy high heat Velcro. This is not the stuff at your local home or fabric store. You also have to use 3M's primer to prep the surface. Got my Velcro from a company in Florida. Traveling otherwise I'd look up the name.
I bought 1/4 inch as it fits inside the groove around the window.
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:25 PM   #20
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Also wondering the answer here too?

"I did not know that ETI was providing headliner samples? are there options for the headliner?"
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