Wanted please - tailgate curtains & curtain rail

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Wanted please - tailgate curtains & curtain rail

Post by Markas » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:12 am

Hi all,
Have seen a couple on ebay but not sure if "the price is right". So if you have an original Mazda curtain set and the rails I'd be interested as I'm fed up with my silver screen falling off in the night (or having to prop it in place with books/ coffee machine/ laptop etc...)
It would probably need posting as I live up the a**e end of beyond!
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Post by TheLongRoad » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:58 am

I’ve recently fitted a cab curtain from Van X. It is a universal fit for Campervans so you need to cut the rail and maybe alter curtain length to suit your application. Seems good quality (time will tell). Might be worth considering for the rear.
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Post by Markas » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:54 pm

TheLongRoad wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:58 am
I’ve recently fitted a cab curtain from Van X. It is a universal fit for Campervans so you need to cut the rail and maybe alter curtain length to suit your application. Seems good quality (time will tell). Might be worth considering for the rear.
Thanks for the heads-up! I've seen the Van X curtains before, it's just my OCD kicking in that I want the curtain and blind fabric to match!!
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Post by Bob » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:02 pm

Worth asking Bongo Spares. :wink:
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Post by TheLongRoad » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:31 pm

Markas wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:54 pm
TheLongRoad wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:58 am
I’ve recently fitted a cab curtain from Van X. It is a universal fit for Campervans so you need to cut the rail and maybe alter curtain length to suit your application. Seems good quality (time will tell). Might be worth considering for the rear.
Thanks for the heads-up! I've seen the Van X curtains before, it's just my OCD kicking in that I want the curtain and blind fabric to match!!
I think they have a few colour choices..... :D
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Post by Flanners » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:24 am

Do you have the decent silver screens, with the clear suction pads rather than the hard black one's? It may be worth changing the pads to the soft and larger clear type. I bought a set from eBay and they are really good and the thermal effect keeping heat in works well too. I have the OE curtains but find they do not block the light enough to sleep at night nor the electric blinds for that matter.
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Re: Wanted please - tailgate curtains & curtain rail

Post by Markas » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:38 pm

Flanners wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:24 am
Do you have the decent silver screens, with the clear suction pads rather than the hard black one's? It may be worth changing the pads to the soft and larger clear type. I bought a set from eBay and they are really good and the thermal effect keeping heat in works well too. I have the OE curtains but find they do not block the light enough to sleep at night nor the electric blinds for that matter.
Thanks for the thought Flanners, I have changed the suction cups once to clear ones but they seem very little better. I've resorted to putting 2 small bits of duct tape on the lower edge of the rear screen every night!
I'm a very heavy sleeper and actually prefer 'filtered' moonlight through the side blinds to total blackout. If I'm on a secluded pitch I just don't bother to put the rear screen up at all!
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Post by Doone » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:15 pm

This won't help your colour match but may help with suction - leave the suction cups in boiling water for 1 minute. I know several people who've tried this and it's helped.
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Re: Wanted please - tailgate curtains & curtain rail

Post by Flanners » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:56 pm

Prices being asked for the OE rear curtains on eBay are a joke.
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Post by fatcatlawyer » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:55 am

My grey curtains became striped with the bleaching effect of the Sun. I tried dyeing them but that did not work, so, after buying new material to make new ones, I saw some fabric paint in woodland and tried that. It worked but I did not have enough so I returned to buy some more of the aerosol but there was non left, they had black poster paint so I bought some of that and painted the faded curtains. When dry they were the right colour and felt like New denim jeans - stuffing but looked better and keep out the light better.
Just mentioning this if it helps anybody with curtain issues.
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Post by fatcatlawyer » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:57 am

Not woodland poundland bloody spell watsitsname!
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Re: Wanted please - tailgate curtains & curtain rail

Post by Bob » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:46 am

Won't ask about 'aerosol' then. :lol:
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