Day/NIte Shades That Sag

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by DARLING, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    We have Irvine Day/Nite Shades & they are in great shape, but 1 end of the shade
    pleats(?) sag flat and 1 end the pleats are sharp. When I have then on the Day side you can really notice it but when we pull the Nite side down, the pleats are sharp. Is there anything I can do to recrease the pleats sharp again so they don't look saggy? Thanks
     
  2. rjf7g

    rjf7g Senior Member

    Re: Day/NIte Shades That Sag

    Is the tension in the string the issue or something else? Saggy pleats...is something or someone leaning up against the shade at times? Has it gotten wet?
     
  3. msjackie

    msjackie New Member

    Re: Day/NIte Shades That Sag

    Our dog Suga tries to look out of our pleats and if it is in the way he chews that part off. I agree with Becky, sounds like someone is using it as a prop.
     
  4. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

    RE: Day/NIte Shades That Sag

    We had the same problem...not a good crease. We solved it by raising the day shade enough to get creases and then using spray starch on the shade. Let it set and dry good and it will be like starched jeans from the laundry. Great crease. You may have to do this once a year or so.
    Jim
     
  5. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: Day/NIte Shades That Sag

    The tension on the strings are tight. The 1 shade is at the end of the kit table & the other is ar the end of the couch. Nothis is touching either one. Does not appear that they ever got wet(no water stains). Will the spray starh leave a stain?
    Thanks Darling
     
  6. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

    Re: Day/NIte Shades That Sag

    We've sprayed all our shades. They are a cream color and I can't find any stain or discoloration.
    As they always say....try in a place you can;t easily see at first.
     
  7. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: Day/NIte Shades That Sag

    Thanks for the info Jim. Mine are lite cream also. Will try tomorrow. Need to get the spray starch.
    Darling
     
  8. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

    Re: Day/NIte Shades That Sag

    Let me know if you have success....or not!
     
  9. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: Day/NIte Shades That Sag

    Jim
    Sprayed the shades today will let dry a day or 2 collapsed tight. Will let you know how well it works.
    Thanks Darling
     
  10. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: Day/NIte Shades That Sag

    Jim
    Sprayed the shades LIGHTLY yesterday(noonish). I just pulled the shade down & the pleats look like new. WOW. Thanks You.
    Darling
     
  11. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

    Re: Day/NIte Shades That Sag

    I'm glad it worked so well. Actually, I was told to do this by Fleetwood. Happy RVing.
    Jim
     

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