the silver bubble wrap stuff

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  1. gordoncbrown

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    Hi, a few years ago after some excellent advice on here I purchased some silver bubble wrap insulation stuff and cut to shape for our windows. This kept out the early morning daylight, stopped it heating up too much first thing in the summer and helps keep us warmer in the winter. It's been great. Unfortunately it is starting to loose the silver coating ( it has been used a lot ). I've been looking to replace it. It seems really expensive compared to the last lot I bought. Any ideas of alternative stuff or where it is the best price?

    TIA:Smile:
     
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    Just a thought, may be helpful, may not, but worth a try.... silver spray paint? *shrug*
     
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    Consider the stuff they sell in DIY shops for fitting behind radiators.
     
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    Silver bubble wrap

    I bought some for insulation at home from homebase and had enough left make an internal shield for our m/h. It works really well and is held in place by suction cups. It has stopped condensation and was relatively cheap, always a plus!::bigsmile:
     
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    I bought a large roll of the foil insulation for behind radiators from home base £12 for the roll as discounted as winter is past
     
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    I have looked at the stuff for behind radiators but it looks like it is not meant to but handled a lot and would wear quicker than the bubble wrap stuff.. Good idea though and appreciated.
     
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    I saw some silver coated bubble rolls in our local Aldi yesterday didn't look how much though.
     
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    We also use it for for our van. I've repaired it using aluminium sticky tape to deal with frayed edges and missing bits of foil. It works well.
     
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    How about ... now this may seem very 'out there' but ...











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    purpose made internal screens !!!!!!! :Doh:
     
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    We use it all the time. I made secondary screens for all our windows.
    The B&Q roll was the cheapest I could find. It is in amongst the loft insulation materials.:thumb:
     
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    We have , for the cab, a set of internal made to measure screens and an external silver screen that we use in the winter. I didn't realise you get them for all the hab windows as well. If you could send me a link that would be useful.
     
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    Ah ... I thought you were on about your cab windows as you didn't mention that you already had them in your OP. :RollEyes:

    Sooooo, in that case, you can't get purpose made ones for the habitation windows I'm afraid! :cry: You could, though, buy some of this:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAMPER-VA...ervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item4616d14c4b

    I did a similar thing for our MH windows many years ago using some cheap car reflective windscreen shades like the below and they're still going strong

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3f35fae5a0
     
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    Hi Gordon you can buy proper Internal SS stuff from http://www.olearymotorhomes.co.uk/ by the mtr off a roll -the roll is ab out 54 ins wide and they charge by linear yd/mtr -they also sell the eye-lets and rubber suckers --suckers are aprox £1 each :Eeek:but if you ask nice they will throw in the eye-lets :winky:::bigsmile:PM me if you need them making up ie binding around the edges
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    Most diy outlets stock the stuff.Bought our last lot from Wicks,not expensive either.:thumb:
     
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    Greetings,

    Being a Yorkshireman I bought a couple of 'Survival blankets', (you know, the type they give out after marathons), That was £1. I then bought some genuine bubble wrap for 87p and a can of spray contact adhesive £2.54.

    When I had got it all together, I cut it to shape and edged the whole lot in Gaffer tape.

    I've so far tried it twice and it seems to do the biz.

    Good Luck
     
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