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Reflective sunscreen blocking window filler panels. A really low buck dollar store sourced project!

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I traced the inside perimeter of the rear side windows onto a sheet of newsprint. Cut the template out and laid it on a sheet of quarter inch thick foam board from the dollar store. Cutting very slightly under the line that i traced.
Then i took a dollar store reflective foil and foam windshield sunscreen and placed it face down on the foam side of the sunscreen.
Then i over 20210920_192723.jpg cut around the sunscreen by about 1.5 inches. Once I had it trimmed, i marked the position of the panel on the reflective sheet with a sharpie pen to ease positioning when i sprayed on the adhesive.
I let the spray adhesive set for about 15 minutes before I pressed it onto the foam board.
These panels are an interference fit into the window frames and don't need any retainers or tape to stay in place.
When i want to remove them i just gently pull on the extra margin of material.
I will post pics of the rear hatchback window panel soon. It looks like it will be a two piece design with a velcro strip to connect the center cut.
I thought that some owners might appreciate this simple and inexpensive solution to either blocking the suns heat or gaining easy privacy for napping on long road trips.
 

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I finally got both time and clear enough weather to start fitting the sun blocking/ privacy panels for the hatch back window.
Divided vertically in the middle, these look like they will be a simple "press fit".
Still have some edge trimming and gluing to call it done. But this is 90% completed!
The rear glass being curved causes these panels to not fit flush to the glass. But, it still fully blocks daylight and also stays in place even when i slam the hatch lid shut. Which is as severe a test of secure fit as i can think of.

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