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Old 09-07-2016, 06:52 PM   #31
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At this year's rally, friends explained how they went to Lowe's to get some solar film to put between their skylight. So, off to Lowe's for the solar film (located by the screen replacements), picked up a roll and split it in 1/2 with another CC friend. Ours works and still lets in some light - but does not allow the heat of the day to overwhelm you. It takes a #2 square drive and 8 screws to remove the inner part.
Glad it worked for you...hopefully it was as easy to install as I claimed
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:10 AM   #32
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Replying to the comment on my bubble wrap alternate fix. I guess we all run I different circles of RVing. In my neck of the woods ... the bubble wrap install has been around for several years and has worked for a lot of RV'rs. I put it on my 3 previous Montana's and now my Silverback since the shower skylight is the same across brands. It does reduce the heat coming in, but it doesn't address the light issue that some are balking at. We don't mind the light, so that part isn't an issue to us. No worries on the stuff melting ... it just stays in place and knocks down a lot of the incoming heat.
When I think of bubble wrap I think of the stuff that shippers use,,,
Is that what you use ???
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:17 AM   #33
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When I think of bubble wrap I think of the stuff that shippers use,,,
Is that what you use ???
We use this...

https://www.amazon.com/Reflectix-ST1...ble+insulation

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At about 2 years old our skylight cracked due to a combination of poor materials, poor workmanship, and a hail storm. I replaced it with one made of white lexan. It is fantastic...the heat has been greatly reduced without any noticeable reduction in light vs before. It seems to be the best of both worlds.

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Old 09-10-2016, 09:44 AM   #35
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Made a cover for ours with a blanked out section to remove for cleaning. Just Eternabonded it to the roof 4 yrs ago and it still works. Sure cut the heat down.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:43 PM   #36
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Just finished tinting the inside plastic of the sky light and painted the outside of the skylight trim black to keep the light down and to stop the uv. In hindsight now I should paint over the black with white to keep the heat down. My intention was to cut the light down not the heat.
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:45 AM   #37
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What type of paint?
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Where you painted the outside of the trim I used an insulation material to help block heat. It's 1/4" thick by 1 1/2" wide medium density foam, a "Rubitex" branded pipe insulation with a sticky side, comes on a roll. Seems to help so far.
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