Day/Night Blinds

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  1. Boo

    Boo Read Only Funster

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    A couple of weeks ago one of the day/night blinds string broke and it would not faise or lower.
    I bought a rethreding kit online (they are sooooo complicated) and 4 hours later it was back up and functioning as it should :BigGrin:

    My question is: Whilst I had them in bits I noticed just how dirty the day blinds are, can they be cleaned?
    . Would I have to take them apart to wash them?
    . Are the night blinds washable too?
    . What is the best way? bath, dry cleaning, or?
    . Would you put them back together wet?
    . How do u keep the pleats in after washing?


    Cheers

    Boo :thumb:
     
  2. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi Boo

    I washed ours in situ with Rug Doctor using the upholstery attachment of the carpet shampoo machine .. came up a treat, left them closed until dry..

    Contrary to 'care instructions' the pleats retained the shape and dried fine.. :thumb:

    btw

    I've fixed nearly all our blinds threads now.. it does get easier :Laughing:

    jim
     
  3. Boo

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    Cheers Jim :thumb:

    The day blinds look like they are made out of a pvc woven thread.........are they?
    If so does that mean ya can use bleach on them?

    Yes it was a little confusing as the directions are for 3 different blinds and it would be the biggest blind I have which is a 4 stinger lol! I could prob do it with my eyes shut now :Smile:

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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi Boo

    can't say for sure.. but I would be vary wary of using bleach .. any fabric or upholstery cleaner should work fine .. like the foam stuff they sell in auto shops for car upholstery in an aerosol ..

    jim
     

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