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Old 04-16-2015, 03:58 PM   #1
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Pleated shade string wearing thin

Hello everyone. We own a 2012 jayflight with pleated shades covering all our windows. As we were getting ready for the season we noticed two of the shades guide string are wearing extremely thin. I was wondering if this is something I can fix or are new shades in my future?

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Old 04-16-2015, 04:03 PM   #2
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There was a post about 4-5 months ago about how to replace it. I do not recall the details, but it sounded fairly easy to do. the hardest part was finding new string.

Hopefully some will chime in with details or a link.
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:30 PM   #3
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If you buy new pleated shades they work without strings.
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I recently had to restring two of them. Not one of my favorite jobs, but I get easily impatient.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...ion-23179.html
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Look at the videos on how to replace the cord and adjust the tension. There is a fine line between to tight and to loose. Having them to tight causes excess string wear and having them to loose causes them to not stay in place.
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I've seen good youtube videos on how to restring these. I have one that is completely busted and I'm just trying to gather in the patience to do it. Thanks ninjahbob for the link to the repair kit.
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If you buy new pleated shades they work without strings.
Do you have a link? I searched amazon and found something similar but they are made with a sticky to stick inside the window frame. Don't have anything to stick to on a TT.
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I've seen good youtube videos on how to restring these. I have one that is completely busted and I'm just trying to gather in the patience to do it. Thanks ninjahbob for the link to the repair kit.
If it's a 2 string, it's just a normal PITA, but if it's a 4 string, it's a ROYAL PITA.
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Do you have a link? I searched amazon and found something similar but they are made with a sticky to stick inside the window frame. Don't have anything to stick to on a TT.
Check out Costco, they carry Graber pleated shades or try Lowe's for good prices.
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