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Old 07-15-2019, 09:49 PM
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Default 1966 Superior shades

Has anybody replaced/repaired their shades? I don't think the shades have been down in years and they seem very stiff/dry and brittle. I'm sure they will only come down once! I would like to have them usable, mostly for demonstration purposes. They seem to have a tab with a snap to secure on the bottom edge. Where would I go to get the shade portion replaced? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Jeff,
Most cities have window treatment companies that still sell/make roller shades. I have roller shades in every window in my house. A roller shade can be made up using pretty much any material/fabric that you choose. I have not looked at the Superior shades very closely, but I have checked out the M-M shades. Nothing overly complicated about them.
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Those appear to have been replaced. They are made of vinyl headliner material. Any i have seem were standard household material you get at the hardwire store. Different colors may be hard to find but the off white is vary common. The snap on the strap will need to be reused or make a new one. Any upholstery shop should be able to fix you right up
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That star pattern is impossible to find today where do you get it ??
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Lots of different grades of roller shade material. Most of the "hardware store" quality roller shades are made of pretty cheap plastic material. I wouldn't go with the plastic material. That's a job that I would only want to do once. I would have a window covering business do it as opposed to an upholsterer. The window treatment business has experience in making these. There is a special cutter that they use specifically for cutting roller shades. I used to have one. The original shades should have been on a wooden rod/shaft.

Where are you seeing the shade material, Ed? I am only seeing the material on the housing/hood.
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That star pattern is impossible to find today where do you get it ??
Looks original to me.
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Looks original to me.
It is , it is headliner material. The door header top has the same material. The headliner in my 65 Crown is the same stuff. SMS probably has it.

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I have about 9 yards of it here. if I can remember were it got put. we need to redo the front headliner in the one 72 if we can get it out of the shop.
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Did C-B use that material with the star pattern?
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I have about 9 yards of it here. if I can remember were it got put. we need to redo the front headliner in the one 72 if we can get it out of the shop.
If it is the material that we didn't use on my 1969, then it is different. I recognize this pattern, and it is different than my 1969.
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