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Jim, not to hijack the thread, but I made mine also from materials obtained from Sailrite. They do an AMAZING job with the heat load coming in the windshield. Before I had the exterior screens, I used huge interior reflective shades. The exterior ones are easily twice as effective, and I can see out.
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Jim, not to hijack the thread, but I made mine also from materials obtained from Sailrite. They do an AMAZING job with the heat load coming in the windshield. Before I had the exterior screens, I used huge interior reflective shades. The exterior ones are easily twice as effective, and I can see out.
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I am "taking notes." If you don't mind, would you kindly share the particular Sailrite material you used?



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I am "taking notes." If you don't mind, would you kindly share the particular Sailrite material you used?



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Phifertex Plus for 90% shade factor
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I used the regular Phifertex. I bought a yard of the regular and the Plus to test as samples. I could not see out with the Plus. Either one will work, just depends on what you want.

I used a matching color of Sunbrella binding to finish the edges. I used two magnets in the upper corners. And I ended up stacking three magnets in the upper corners to hold the shade while I install it.

I made the pattern with car masking paper.
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I used the regular Phifertex. I bought a yard of the regular and the Plus to test as samples. I could not see out with the Plus. Either one will work, just depends on what you want.

I used a matching color of Sunbrella binding to finish the edges. I used two magnets in the upper corners. And I ended up stacking three magnets in the upper corners to hold the shade while I install it.
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I made the pattern with car masking paper.


Thank you, Jim and Richard. Phifertex for the win



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My 98 Captains chairs are Light Oyster Ultraleather with Buff UltraLeather trim. My sofa was covered in the same. I just had all three recovered. I can send you a small sample of each color if you'd like.
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I used the regular Phifertex. I bought a yard of the regular and the Plus to test as samples. I could not see out with the Plus. Either one will work, just depends on what you want.

I used a matching color of Sunbrella binding to finish the edges. I used two magnets in the upper corners. And I ended up stacking three magnets in the upper corners to hold the shade while I install it.

I made the pattern with car masking paper.
I would love some additional details on this process. What magnets? I believe they need to be rare earth magnets? Source? Any tips on making your own sunshades would be greatly appreciated.

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David, where did you get them done at?
I had them done at Creative Coach in Lakeland, FL. I was living in Jax at the time so it wasn't too far away. They don't do upholstery on site but they "have a lady". I was visiting an upholstery shop here in Atlanta and I learned of a coach builder just up the road a bit. I plan on making a visit there soon.
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Did you order the Phifertex Plus? We are debating between the plus and standard. Just wondered if you can add any insight.

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Did you order the Phifertex Plus? We are debating between the plus and standard. Just wondered if you can add any insight.

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Jennifer, no I have not ordered it yet, so I have no first hand knowledge. I planned on going to the factory and viewing the various materials.
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