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Old 01-12-2017, 04:39 PM   #1
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Window shade strings broken

Ned and I are on the road in California, and the strings on two of the shades have broken. Has anyone had to restring their shades and was it easy? I believe the rails are aluminum, definitely not PVC, which cannot be repaired. They do sell a kit and provide a video, (I'm wondering if this is an ongoing problem.), but because we are on the road and catching up with mail can be problematic, and not fun, I called the shade company to find a dealer that would sell me the kit, but she said she couldn't provide that information, that I would have to go through ETI, which seems strange, but I do have a call in to Tammy. Just thought I would pick your aggregate brains.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:35 PM   #2
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Here's a few threads that may help, direct links:
Window shade repairable?

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Old 01-12-2017, 05:35 PM   #3
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One of my plastic knobs shattered, Escape sent me 2 new ones and I had to restring and reinstall the shades.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:53 PM   #4
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Thank you, Donna. I tried searching the forum, and found nothing, but as you may recall, I could use Escape Forum 101 for searching and posting photos. In any event, I will check these out.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:25 PM   #5
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Thanks Donna - think I'll bookmark these 'just in case'
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Old 01-13-2017, 06:46 AM   #6
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I need to restring one shade and recently bought the kit for about $25 from Camping World. The kits are available on Amazon but I could only find white not the beige color we need. CW had the color we need. Haven't done the work yet but it doesn't look too complicated.
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I need to restring one shade and recently bought the kit for about $25 from Camping World. The kits are available on Amazon but I could only find white not the beige color we need. CW had the color we need. Haven't done the work yet but it doesn't look too complicated.
Hi: sjnuss... The CW we just went to in Florida only had white so I bought them. Maybe they take trade ins? Alf
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Hi Alf,
Soak them in black tea and they will be beige. That is what quilters/ fabric artists do,
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I had to mail order as that was the only place I could get the right color.

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Soak them in black tea and they will be beige. That is what quilters/ fabric artists do,
Hi: emers382... Thanks for the tip. See thread "String me along" Alf
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