Originally Posted by handbuilder
A word of caution, the mesh panels straight out of the package are not exact cuts...it varies by 1/4" in spots...grrrr...making me adjust placing it on top of the velcro strips I attached to the doorway...maybe one day I will adjust the folded panels for a fit that is not so "tight"
It looks great!
Recently, my wife and I added a Magic Mesh screen to our A128s. It more or less looks like your installation. (Except we put our curtain vertical vs sideways
) Sorry I couldn't resist.
While initial the installation was straight forward, every time I would go through the door I would manage to pull one or more of the Velcro strips off the door frame. I guess my shoulders (My wife says it is not my shoulders.
) are a bit too wide.
We tried every possible combination of tension on the frame sides of the curtain and could never get it to work quite correctly. It was very frustrating. (I think this sounds similar to what you described.)
My final workaround was simple. I used the supplied black tacks with some thin black bungee / elastic formed in to loops. I cut a couple of holes in the outside edge of the curtain and looped the elastic through the holes and tacked the other end of the loop next to the door frame with a small amount of downward tension. This makes the wall edge of the curtain lay flat against the frame. When I go through the door, the elastic stretches and pops back into position. After I am through the center magnets continue to work the nice Magic Mesh "click".
Note: I used 2 elastic loops per side - one just above the wall hinge and one at the bottom of the door.
Also, I use 3 Velcro loops on each side tacked to the wall as curtain pulls to keep the door out of the way when it is not needed.
Like you, my wife and I both felt this was a very worthwhile modification to keep the flying vermin out of our "Rocko".