Curtain Material

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by Toad, 31 Oct 2018.

  1. Toad

    Toad Member VIP Member

    You know I never thought I'd find myself on an Internet forum asking about curtain material, but here we go.

    We're making curtains for the van and have made some basic templates. They're going to be held on with magnets which we've also tested.

    But what material have people used to provide water resistance against condensation, and what as a wadding material to provide insulation?

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  2. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I just bought cheap ready-made ones, removed the suckers and attached magnets, then covered one side with matt black cloth so I can have the shiny side out or the black side out depending on what I’m trying to achieve.
     
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  3. Dannyb6467

    Dannyb6467 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    We didn't go for individual window curtains for the cab area. We put a curtain divider behind the seats. If we do get any condensation then it's not touching any material.
    I watch some vans taking so long to attach them,then remove them, then wipe off etc etc. Such a faff.
     
  4. Toad

    Toad Member VIP Member

    We're putting in swivel seats, and want to be able to get out of bed and sit in the seats without scaring passers by!
     
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  5. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    This is why I fitted concertina blinds in the A pillars and use magnetic blinds in the cab side windows, closing off or getting going takes seconds.
     
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  6. Toad

    Toad Member VIP Member

    Which concertina blinds did you fit?
     
  7. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Here
    A Pillar Trims
    I love them but it's not a straightforward job.
     
  8. Ads_Essex

    Ads_Essex Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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  9. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

  10. Toad

    Toad Member VIP Member

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  11. Toad

    Toad Member VIP Member

    Bugger. They must have different cab trim panels between the Transporter and the California, as they are different sizes.

    The top end of the a pillar panel is completely different to the existing one

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  12. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Bummer :( I didn't know that. Saying that, I did have to trim away a bit of the headlining to fit the Remifront blinds, but I did on my old T5 that they were actually made for. I'm sure a bit of dremelling, trimming and sanding would have that fitting ok.
     
  13. Ads_Essex

    Ads_Essex Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Have you got a poptop fitted? If so, I wonder if the Cali headlining piece would work in place of your Transporter headlining piece.
     
  14. Toad

    Toad Member VIP Member

    No, no pop top.

    It's a shame as it looked like a great solution.
     
  15. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I still think they could be made to fit by trimming the tops. This is the difference between the standard T6 and the Remifront. There's a clear difference but a bit of shaving and they fit fine at the top.
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  16. Ads_Essex

    Ads_Essex Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I was just typing something similar Andys -
    do they definitely not fit the headlining?

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    (sorry, I’m not near my van to check how the standard trim fits).
     
  17. Toad

    Toad Member VIP Member

    There seems to be an issue that the bulk of the panel with the blind behind it means it sticks out more, and the top I think is designed to sit in the headlining in a different way to accommodate this.

    This means that even if trimmed it would still stick out.

    ***I think........
     
  18. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I had to cut into the headlining to fit mine, appreciate that's a one-way trip that you may not be keen on. Having said that, I kept the pieces of headlining I cut out and I reckon with a bit of glue and some scuffing up of the fibres it would make for a fairly invisible mend, should I take them out when I trade the van in.
     
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  19. Toad

    Toad Member VIP Member

    Braver man than me :-D
     
  20. Ads_Essex

    Ads_Essex Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Also, did they come with the top and bottom retaining trim-pieces?
     

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