Silver Screens...... how easy to use? (1 Viewer)

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Chockswahay

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In my quest to for screens I am wondering how easy they are to put on/ take off. I will be using the van for the next two months in Scotland so I can see the benefits, however as I will be 'commuting' I wonder if they will be quick and easy to remove on dark mornings for example?

Any advice much appreciated (looks like I will prob get 'SilverScreens' the brand)

Thank you (y)
 

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Even on an A Class we find them quick to put on and take off. You just need to be a little organised, flip the windscreen wipers up and start one side and finish the other side.

Silver Screens the brand made some for our Pilote and they work really well as well as fitting perfectly (y)
 

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Easy to put on and off but when wet and cold/frozen it is a bit bracing first thing in the morning.
 

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Ours are in 3 sections which Velcro together (paragon screens).

Couldn't you just pull down the windscreen part for light in the mornings?

Ignore that..just realised you mean you will be driving the van everyday. Stupid me!

In which case, buy the screens along with some sealskin gloves cos your poor fingers are going to be frozen. They only take a few minutes to put on, less to rip off when it's dark, blowy and you just want to get going!
 
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I did the same thing a couple of years ago (commute and work during the week). External screens are a must and an absolute doddle to erect/remove. Only one downside - if they're wet they probably won't dry by the time you use them again.
Place in a bucket to catch drips.

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Chockswahay

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Thanks all........... I have just 'bit the bullet' and ordered a new SilverScreen (y)
 

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Best thing since sliced bread for our van, far better than internal thermo matts.
 

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You won't go wrong with Silverscreens. Good resale value too if you change the van.

Not that I'm a short-arse, but I find I need a (folding) hop-up to more easily access the top of the windscreen when attaching the Velcro fastenings.
 

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Yes agree with all, quick and easy but make sure you have a large poly bag or similar to pop them in when they are soaking wet.
 

Gorse Hill

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Did you order the appropriate version to suit your internal side blinds ?

Fitting video
http://www.silverscreens.co.uk/Fitting Video.html
Why is there different versions for external use, and why does having internal side blinds make a difference if that's the case, assuming am reading post correctly chockshawy was asking about taking them of in the dark mornings which suggest there external
Thks

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Techno

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Scroll down the listing to the relevant info
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Very important! when ordering we need to know if your vehicle is fitted (or not) with the Remis cassette type blinds on the inside of the cab doors.
If you are unsure about which blinds are fitted, please check the photo at the bottom of this listing, showing the inside of 2 cab doors, one is the thinner 'A' type blinds and the second is the thicker 'B' type blinds.
If you have no blinds at all the plastic surround will not be fitted.
When you are sure which blinds you have fitted (if any) please use the message seller feature or add a message when paying with Paypal)
To ensure no condensation we do not advise that these blinds are used at the same time as the screen cover."

Mine type B
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magicsurfbus

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Maybe this book might help?

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Marilyn could have helped insulate me any day of the week.
 
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Just stand them up in the shower cubicle to dry(the silver screens not Marilyn).
 

Gorse Hill

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Scroll down the listing to the relevant info
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to this and the pictures below it
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Very important! when ordering we need to know if your vehicle is fitted (or not) with the Remis cassette type blinds on the inside of the cab doors.
If you are unsure about which blinds are fitted, please check the photo at the bottom of this listing, showing the inside of 2 cab doors, one is the thinner 'A' type blinds and the second is the thicker 'B' type blinds.
If you have no blinds at all the plastic surround will not be fitted.
When you are sure which blinds you have fitted (if any) please use the message seller feature or add a message when paying with Paypal)
To ensure no condensation we do not advise that these blinds are used at the same time as the screen cover."

Mine type B
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I see, knew you would know the answer techno, Thks for the info was thinking of getting some due to condensation issues and I have the type B
Am I right in thinking they do stop most of the condensation used in conjunction with the internal blinds
Thks
 

Techno

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No their advice is included in the copy & paste above. Do not use in conjunction.
It stops all condensation

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Chockswahay

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Well my shiney new silver screen arrived today (excellent service!) and took us all of 2 minutes to fit (y)

I must say that I am impressed with the build quality, fit and ease of use (y)(y)(y)
 

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Pleased you like your silver screens...
Use in the winter to keep cold and condensation out..
In the summer to keep MH cool..
 
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As was said earlier best thing since sliced bread.
Stand them upright in the shower if they're wet when you leave on your commute.
If you want a bit of light in in the morning or evening just fold the top half down and use a bungee strap between the mirrors to hold it down and stop it flapping in the breeze
 

Techno

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Tonight it is already freezing outside whilst a cosy near 20 degrees in here. ZERO condensation.
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