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Old 12-19-2015, 08:31 PM   #1
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Plexiglass on the screen door.

I know a few on here have done this mod but I can't seem to locate the thread.
I have few questions;
How did you attach it?
Can it be easily added/removed?
We're you able to find tinted?
Any help/suggestions & pictures would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:10 PM   #2
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I did a temporary job with that shrinkwrap storm door window stuff. That was 2 years ago Still perfect.
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I bought mine cut to size at a place that manufactures things out of plastic sheet, that has counter sales. I had maybe a dozen or more colors to choose from. I bought clear plastic surface mount clips for mirrors at Lowes. They are made to work with at least 2 different thicknesses of material. I can loosen a couple of screws, turn the clips and slide the piece out.

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Old 12-20-2015, 04:56 AM   #4
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I got the clear plexiglass, and the tool to cut it, from Home Depot. I cut to size and attached with Velcro. I put the Velcro on the top and bottom sections. For the middle, I completely removed the screen and cut a piece to snap in place. We just leave this middle piece in all the time. I decided to use Velcro to get a tight seal for the cool, but sunny days.

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Old 12-20-2015, 03:58 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info! Gonna if it a try after the holidays.
Just curious Brad, guess I've not seen the shrink wrap you used. Did it wrap the door or just one side & where did you find it?
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There was a post on here of a company that you send your measurements to and the send out the panels. Can't remember who posted it
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Thanks for the info! Gonna if it a try after the holidays.
Just curious Brad, guess I've not seen the shrink wrap you used. Did it wrap the door or just one side & where did you find it?
While camping my brother and I ran to Ace and got this:

3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6) - Window Shrink Film Kits - Ace Hardware

Silly as it is, we took the door down and set it on the picnic table. You run a clear double sided tape down around the outside edges of the door (the white border around the screen), then lay down the film, trim with scissors, and shrink with a hair dryer. We did it in three sections that match the three sections of the door.

I didn't think it would last through the trip, but like I said it's still there after 2 years, clear as a window, and it works great for us to keep the AC running. It even works fairly well for heat as I found out this year.

It does smack the screen when you slam the door and the sound catches you off guard, but I think Lexan would do that too.

Shane, I think this is the company that will make you one:

RV Door Buddy
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Thanks Brad! That looks like an inexpensive way to see if we really like it.
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Forgot to ask, your picture looks like you put it on the outside or do I need to put my glasses on?
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It's on the outside. I don't remember why, just seemed to work best that way.

We left the hinges on the door frame, so there were no hinges in the way when we installed the film.
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Thanks! It looks good. I never would've thunk to try that!
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Just a clarification....we put our plexiglass on the inside so it does not interfere with the outside door. In addition we find that sometimes we want to remove one or both of the panels so we could let the fresh air/breeze in.

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Old 12-20-2015, 04:54 PM   #13
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I thought I would feel then need to have the screen back, but to be honest we just open the windows when we get that urge.
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That's the one
THANKS Brad
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