Pilote Window Blinds

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  1. Petros

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    The front blinds on my A class van have puckered in a couple of places and do not concertina up correctly any more. The blind is double a double thickness material and i have tried to gently tease these areas back into their original state. Has anyone experienced a similar problem and is there a quick fix? The van is still under warranty and i intend to mention it when i take it for its habitation check.:whistle:

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    We have just one blind like this on roof over a heki,it did the same thing 6 months ago.I hope you have better luck than us,because of where ours is the van would have to be virtually taken apart to replace it :(............unless anyone knows any different ?
     
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    Our Pilote windscreen blind has done the same too, despite carefully opening & closing.
    Dealer, SMC, won't put it forward as a warranty claim, states it's us that's damaged it obviously, fair wear & tear
     
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    Just found this thread. No issues with the front blind apart from a few white bits of dust, but we can blame the dog for the door blind - I think he was trying to kill Dawn B at the time (having innocently knocked on the door). It was a sod to straighten.

    All three heki roof lights have had the string ping off as happened in the last van. I forgot that a bit of dry lubricant can prevent the slight stickiness which tends to lead to this happening - shows that I am a slow learner. On the advice of Chris from Hayes the dealer, getting the blind off is a matter of fingernails under the plastic and pull down fairly hard. It is then a 5 minute job to fix it. I was worried about the winding handle (last van didn't have this) but it just slots out and needs a wiggle to get it back in afterwards (ooer...missus)

    Can't offer advice about the front blind but a bit surprised as they are a fairly generic item and haven't read of any other issues. Best of luck
     
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    As regards SMC have you contacted Martin Storey.
    mstorey@pilote.fr, 07896 679825. Work 00 44 121 448 1331.
    Colin
     
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    I got mine blind replaced by Hayes. I sent a photo of the damage which they forwarded to Pilote. Then when i took the van for habitation service the replacement had arrived and duly fitted
     
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    That is very typical of Hayes customer service; they respond very well to reasonable requests. I would not hesitate to buy from them again
     
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