Insect Screen for Moon Roof

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Old 05 Feb 2006, 11:07 am   #1 (permalink)
Bob Giel
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This is a great group.

I would appreciate constructive suggestions for installing a non-destructive
and removable insect screen on a 2002 Camry moon roof.

My other vehicles had metallic frames around the windows and roof openings,
so rubber magnetic strips sewn (hem-like) into a fiberglass screen material
worked like a dream to allow air circulation without insects.

The Camry seems to have a very attractive upholstered plastic (so
non-magnetic). I was thinking Velcro but fear that would look tacky, and
possibly damage the car interior.

TIA
Bob Giel
Los Angeles, Calif.





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Old 05 Feb 2006, 11:40 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Bob Giel" <giel@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> This is a great group.
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> I would appreciate constructive suggestions for installing a
> non-destructive
> and removable insect screen on a 2002 Camry moon roof.
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> My other vehicles had metallic frames around the windows and roof
> openings,
> so rubber magnetic strips sewn (hem-like) into a fiberglass screen
> material
> worked like a dream to allow air circulation without insects.
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> The Camry seems to have a very attractive upholstered plastic (so
> non-magnetic). I was thinking Velcro but fear that would look tacky, and
> possibly damage the car interior.
>
> TIA
> Bob Giel
> Los Angeles, Calif.


You actually have bugs in SOCAL?


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Old 06 Feb 2006, 11:52 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, we have bugs in SOCAL. Some with six legs and others with two. <Big
Grin>

Seriously, my reason for asking is a planned trip to Yellowstone and a few
other camping trips, before that, where time and other restraints may
require my sleeping in the car.

In those cases, I'd like to crack open the moon roof just a bit, to let out
moisture and excess heat, without having a swarm of whatever bugs live in
the area joining me in the car.

It is vital that I have a really good seal and keep out every single
insect, large and small.

I was thinking of making a flexible screen that might fit into the groove
for the sliding cover. If I slide back the cover first, a screen might fit
into the space it leaves behind, but proper sealing could be a problem.

Right now, that's my best idea unless I attach magnets to the outside of the
roof and only slide back the roof glass instead of tilting it upward, as I
wanted to do..

Bob Giel

Los Angeles


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Old 07 Feb 2006, 01:26 am   #4 (permalink)
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"Bob Giel" <giel@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> Yes, we have bugs in SOCAL. Some with six legs and others with two. <Big
> Grin>
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The latter would be those DEMONrat ones in L.A., eh?

> Seriously, my reason for asking is a planned trip to Yellowstone and a few
> other camping trips, before that, where time and other restraints may
> require my sleeping in the car.
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> In those cases, I'd like to crack open the moon roof just a bit, to let
> out
> moisture and excess heat, without having a swarm of whatever bugs live in
> the area joining me in the car.
>
> It is vital that I have a really good seal and keep out every single
> insect, large and small.
>
> I was thinking of making a flexible screen that might fit into the groove
> for the sliding cover. If I slide back the cover first, a screen might
> fit
> into the space it leaves behind, but proper sealing could be a problem.
>
> Right now, that's my best idea unless I attach magnets to the outside of
> the
> roof and only slide back the roof glass instead of tilting it upward, as I
> wanted to do..
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> Bob Giel
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> Los Angeles
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