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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/
 
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Step 1: Gather Duct Tape, Insect Screen, and Rare Earth magnets

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Step 2: Cut Screen to overlap by 1-2 inches beyond window frame

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Step 3: Attach Rare Earth Magnets to edge of window screen using duct tape. Screen can be folded and kept in glove compartment.

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Step 4: Place window screen with magnets attached with duct tape over open window.

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Petar928 days ago

This is pure genious!!!! Congrats!!

tymszau13 days ago

This is really great and original.. good job

Splaxx3 months ago

I made these 6 years ago. I kick my self everyday for not following through on the patent. LOL...

Splaxx Splaxx3 months ago

I used news paper to make the pattern and sewed the edges with a thin smooth fabric. Had the magnets inside the fabric and made them for the Drive in. I don't have them anymore or I would post pics... sold them with the car.

dirkrandal9 months ago
Great minds think alike... I did this, too. I chose cheap magnetic strips for similar result. They sealed the gaps, but I think either method would work fine; depends on what you have readily available. The magnetic strips are available from most craft stores or even Walmart: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Magnum-Magnetics-Corp-Adhesive-Magnetic-Strip-1-2-X25/13432532
maxman1 year ago
Excellent! Thank you.
poofrabbit1 year ago
Just wanted to say congratulations on being a finalists in the Great Outdoors Contest! This was a fantastic instructable! Good luck!
gregmacd1 (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
Thanks!
this is awesome, just in time to start using it thanks.
duck tape and magnets really simple really good

Jobar0071 year ago
Clever idea. The only thing I would do differently would be to use felt on the magnets to help prevent scratches on the car... unless the duct tape fulfills that role well enough already.
gregmacd1 (author)  Jobar0071 year ago
Thanks! The duct tape does prevent scratches, and adds a bit of cushioning to the magnets, which tend to slam onto the metal. If this slamming caused a magnet to crack, the duct tape would keep the pieces together.. All of my magnets are still in one piece though.
jmray1 year ago
Nice
Monomann1 year ago
Brilliant!!
kenbob1 year ago
I love simple answers that I just never thought of! This is brilliant - simple, effective, affordable, compact, elegant! Thanks!
Good one...
zomfibame1 year ago
that is pretty darn cool
You, good sir, ARE A GENIUS.

I love this.
gregmacd1 (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Thanks!
jdonato1 year ago
I do something similar when at the drive-in.