Introduction: Magnetic Window Screens for Car Camping
The following shows how to make Magnetic Window Screens for Car Camping using rare earth magnets, duct tape, and flexible window screening. I made it at Techshop. http://www.techshop.ws/
Step 1: Gather Duct Tape, Insect Screen, and Rare Earth Magnets
Step 2: Cut Screen to Overlap by 1-2 Inches Beyond Window Frame
Step 3: Attach Rare Earth Magnets to Edge of Window Screen Using Duct Tape. Screen Can Be Folded and Kept in Glove Compartment.
Step 4: Place Window Screen With Magnets Attached With Duct Tape Over Open Window.
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I used the premade Magic Mesh screens from the Dollar Store. Cut them down to the sizes that were needed, then slid the earth magnets into the outer trim and used fabric glue to keep them in place.
Once dry, I placed the screens on the INside of the car door and then if I need to drive somewhere, I can leave them in place and drive off.
For the rear of our vehicle, I used the auto-close magnetic feature in the center, with the same setup around, as before, and again...if I need to drive off, I just lower the hatch and when I return, it's already in place!