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Old 06-05-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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Day night shade repair

Decided to tackle the broken string on the four string shade over the sofa.
I used 1.2mm String, Cord and Parts for RV Day Night Shade Repair. as my vendor and bought everything I thought I might need. After doing it I can save you some money as I was able to string it without the needle and wire.

The hardest part was getting the correct color string. There are four "off whitish" colors of string. I lucked out getting one only "slightly wrong" trying to hold the string up to the monitor. Repaired you can't tell it is slightly lighter than the original.

My technique:

I used the old string as a "fish" to pull the new string through the bends in the shade. I found that scotch tape and looping the string as shown allowed it to be carefully drawn through the shade and only had a bit of trouble with one run out of the four. If the string is hard to pull - MAKE SURE the blinds have not slipped out of alignment. The edges must be even for the holes to line up in the bars.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:32 PM   #2
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Day Night Shade Repair 2

Thread a new brass eyelet onto the string with the "bell end" toward where the knot will go. Use a single overhand knot and feed the tail back through the eye then crimp it. The large 4 string shades have two springs, the others have just one.
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