Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Windshield shade

" Did I post about this already? I can't remember. The weather is warming up and it is time to bring out the windshield shade! These really take the bite off the heat in a car that has been parked in the sun.  Ours is pretty old, and either too small for our Pilot or too bent to stay up. Rather than buy a new one, we bought some magnets! We got the super strong neodymium 3/8" round magnets.  The magnets wouldn't stick to the shield so I sewed a pocket tab from scrap fabric:

Then I epoxy glued a magnet onto the windshield:
And they stick together just enough to keep it up. 

This is what I learned: thin fabric is better. The 3/8" magnets work, and the 1/4" aren't strong enough. 

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