|04-27-2013 06:03 PM|
Had anyone used this versus the solar mesh? Is there a difference? Sun guard vs. Pet screen?
Phifer 36 in. x 84 in. Black Pet Screen-3004152 at The Home Depot
|08-11-2012 05:28 PM|
Picked up the grommet tool which was on sale as you noted, as well as those elastic straps with the balls on them -- also on sale.
And while I was there, I picked up a jigsaw for under $20. Love HF.
Gonna use the jig to trim my fenders.
|08-10-2012 10:51 PM|
harbor freight has them. comes with the tool needed as well...lol $3.99 hahahahaha
103 Piece 1/2" Grommet Installation Kit
i painted mine black before the install
|08-10-2012 02:10 PM|
Makes me think about having a narrow strip to put across the top of the area where the driver's door would be if it weren't off. My left ear cooks in the sun since even with the driver's visor extended and swung over; it doesn't cover the top-of-the-door-area completely. This would provide just enough shade while being rather discreet.
And god knows us Gecko drivers are a low key group of jeeprs.
Now I just gotta figure out the grommet part. Harbor freight...?
|08-10-2012 05:23 AM|
|rtguy||no problem!! glad you like it.|
|08-09-2012 08:04 PM|
|nomrlz||great idea! i think the wifes gonna hafta make one for her new JKU|
|08-09-2012 07:38 PM|
First time using a sewing machine! Turned out great. I think i will add a grommet on each side above the rear door post. That would take all the wrinkles out. Thanks alot for sharing rtguy!
|08-09-2012 04:39 PM|
Is that 64" after cut and sewn?
|07-30-2012 10:52 AM|
|Phrogmech46||Update: The middle rear bungee snapped the other day after a 3 hour drive with at 80mph with no doors on. I think the bungee was rubbing on the corner of the rear interior light. I will be adding two more grommets and bungees today to spread the load some more.|
|07-29-2012 05:03 PM|
|HarleyDad09||Im doing this Mod this week..went to Lowes today, but they didnt have the right roll in stock!|
|07-25-2012 03:10 AM|
|rtguy||great job Phrogmech46!! that came out very nice. enjoy it.|
|07-24-2012 07:16 AM|
|07-23-2012 10:49 PM|
|Phrogmech46||Came out awesome. 64" in total length for the unlimited and the soundbar grommet locations are 19-1/4" length wise from the corners toward the sound bar.|
|07-19-2012 08:47 PM|
|rtguy||glad u guys are loving this DIY shade. it works great...i'm tellin yah. the hot days are totally tolerable with this shade. it makes a huge difference and blocks most of the sun. $60 is much better than the other price tag....lol|
|07-19-2012 07:41 PM|
I just bought everything I need for this project and dropped off the material to be sewn.
Here is my total for the project:
Lowes: Phifer 48"x 84" Charcoal Super Solar Screen $21
Ace: X2 Bungee Balls packs of ten $10
Ace: Grommet kit 3/8" ID with tool $9
Sewing fee $20
I will update you guys when I pick up the screen from the tailor shop and finish the project. This is a great functional DIY that anyone can do. If I knew someone that sews it would of only cost me $40. One thing I noticed is that the label on the screen has the same claim of 90% sun blocking abilities as the Spidershade website. I am curious how similar these materials are and would like to compare them.
|07-19-2012 01:42 PM|
|Roland0303||Great DIY project looks good I might jus try it out myself|
|07-19-2012 08:07 AM|
i wouldn't change anything. it does flap a bit on the top rear. if it was longer or shorter it would stop this
|07-18-2012 01:44 PM|
|Keep Moving Forward||
Thanks for the reply. I think I'll be putting this together over the weekend. Wish me luck!
By the way, is there anything you would change now that you've been riding with it for a while? How does it fare on the highway? Any noise or flapping?
|07-18-2012 11:59 AM|
it has held up perfect so far.
|07-18-2012 10:04 AM|
|Keep Moving Forward||
How do you find this project working out for you? Is it durable? Is it offering a lot of sun protection? Can anyone reccommend this after trying it out for a while?
|07-02-2012 01:25 PM|
|snicksrolos||This is up next on the "Mod List" for me, great job!!!|
|07-02-2012 01:01 PM|
because of its awesomeness.
|06-23-2012 03:18 PM|
|06-23-2012 03:10 PM|
ok...so I got the solar screen at home depot
48 in. x 84 in. Charcoal Super Solar Screen-3001982 at The Home Depot
it comes 48"x84"
I cut a piece about 54" long for the top, and 2 pieces 22"x32" for the side coverings. I folded each edge with 2" overlap and used a sewing machine to stich it....one stitch along the inside of the fold and one at the edge for durability. the stitch lines are at both fingers in the pic.
I used some metal grommets and installed in various places along this doubled up seam. The kit we had has the tool to cut the hole and hammer in the grommets. I test fit the top and used a paint pen to mark the spots to install the grommets. I also painted them black before begiining the project.
Once the grommets were installed I put the top on. I used these bungee balls from Harbor freight. I used around 12 for the top and like 5-6 for the sides.
4 Piece Ball Stretch Cord Set
Some of the bungees are used on the top and the top edge of the window pieces. It took some adjusting to get in tight. You can pull the knot through on the ball and cut and retie to make them smaller as well.
|06-23-2012 05:55 AM|
That's sweet !!!
I can't sew though
|06-23-2012 05:26 AM|
|Keep Moving Forward||
Your DIY looks pretty cool! I might like to copy it so any details you can provide would be greatly appreciated!
|06-23-2012 03:55 AM|
the sewing went pretty smoothy actually....just folded it in with about a 2" seam..put a stitch all the way down then stitched again at the edge.
saved me $160 over the cost of the shadecage
|06-23-2012 03:23 AM|
|snochick||Looks good. Unfortunately I'm the one who would've had to do the sewing. It was worth $100 not to crack my teeth trying not to cuss in front of the kids. Lol|
|06-23-2012 02:19 AM|
|Jeeplover1||thats pretty sweet idea thanks|
|06-23-2012 02:15 AM|
Diy spiderweb shadecage
total cost = $33
$21 solar screen Home Depot
$12 bungee balls Harbor Freight
Free Grommets Dad's garage
Free Sewing Mom
I will try for better pics tomorrow...if anyone is interested in this DIY shade top I will give more details on the project