Work Saver and Car Window Cover




About: Retired and live in a little trailer park. I have a bunch of computers networked together that I mess with. We go to the gym. Spend a lot of time going between here and the hospital for different problems th...

This is one other project that I did that didn't take much time and save me a lot of work. In the place that I live they had trees where I am suppose to park, in fact that is the only place. So I have problems with the birds and the sap from the trees that I park under. I had a set of blinds or whatever you call them to cover the inside of the car's windshield. It was in bad shape so I bought another one for inside of the car at WalMart for around $7.00. I am not a person to throw anything away. That's if I think that I can find a use for it. This said, my project starts. But first a picture. Here is the finished project. Did I say something about these being bad. See for yourself.

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Step 1: Part List

1. The cover for the windshield - $8.00 if you want to get fancy.
2. A few tie raps. I had a few lying around.
3. Rubber bands - I had a big bunch that I bought at the swap meet for $2.00
That is about all you need.

Step 2: Window Cover on Car.

Here you are going to see another picture of the side of the car with the rubber bands around the mirror. I use that same thing on both sides of the car. With the rubber bands it is just a matter of unhooking it and then give the window blind a flip and go to the other side and unhook it and you are ready to store it. I just put it behind a little table that I have setting close to the car. That way, I don't have to unlock anything. I don't think that anyone would want to steal them. LOL

Step 3: Putting the Two Together

Putting the two together. I use tie raps as you can see by the picture. Also, I used rubber bands on either side to put around the mirrors to hold them on. This worked really well. A minute or so and you are ready to go. I was thinking that this would be really good for people that live back in the cold country. It may just keep all that ice and snow off the windshield. Here in California, all you have to worry about is a little water on the window in the morning. Another plus here is it keeps the car a lot cooler in the summer time.

Step 4: Closing Now and May Update Later If I Replace These With New Ones.

In closing I have a few more things that I might add. One is that you might want to brush them off every now and then. A person could take a hose and wash them every now and then. Another thing that I wanted to say was, I may just break down and do the project right, one of these days, maybe. I know that the new ones are a lot bigger and will cover the whole window. Thanks in advance for any comments. Good or bad. What the heck.

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    5 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I really like this. I may try it with a stiff reflective accordian-style shade I have. I would never have thought of the rubber bands!

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    World, I got to thinking, if you can't find the rubber bands, the little bungy cords that they sell at the 99 cent store might work as well. Chuck


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the reply. I might make a few changes on it. I think that if a person is in places where you have snow or rainy weather, strips of 2 or 3 strips of plastic would hold it away from the window a little so the the water would run down behind it or if it is snowing and cold, the cover wouldn't be so apt to stick down. As you can see by the picture, the ones that I have are just about shot. Well thanks again for the comment. I got a few more that you might want to look at.


    Nice one, might need a few more pics but it's not hard to follow, if you were stuck for things to use even a white sheet would probably do well...

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the comment. I was thinking that I might do another one later of this same thing with new covers. Another thing that I have in mind, is to cut a piece of 1/2 PVC pipe in half and use tie wraps to hold the strips on at the top and the bottom. 3 or 4 pieces on each cover. This way in the cold weather the cover wouldn't stick to the window. Plus if it was raining, the rain would run down the window instead of getting on the cover and sticking it to the window. This would keep the window a lot cleaner too. Thanks again for the comment. Chuck