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post #1 of 13 Old 05-30-2019, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning the Screen

So, other than removing the screen, does anyone have any tips for cleaning the centre section of the screen between the mountings that's obscured by the bracing between the mounts?

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-30-2019, 01:38 PM
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Four screws. I just take it off. I can do a better job on it when I rest it on a towel while it's on the work bench.
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Paint the affected area black like on the Wunderlich screens. Problem solved
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Exercise caution when reinstalling screen and screws - very easy to cross thread and then strip the 'plastic' female end of the business. DAMHIK
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Exercise caution when reinstalling screen and screws - very easy to cross thread and then strip the 'plastic' female end of the business. DAMHIK
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It's a PITA and I just ignore it. Once a year or so, I take it apart and clean it.
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Small rag with a hole in one corner. Tie a string to the corner. Feed the string from the top and let gravity do the rest. After you feed the rag through that space its just like flossing.
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post #8 of 13 Old 05-31-2019, 10:44 AM
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Swiffer duster sprayed with your favorite cleaner. With the screen up it is easy to slide it in and clean.

I do like the suggestion of painting that section though.
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I just take the thing off....

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-31-2019, 01:02 PM
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I use the "flossing" method but one of my favorite tricks for screen cleaning is to use a spray bottle full of undiluted Hydrogen Peroxide.
It fizzes away at bugs making them easy to wash off. Completely safe as it is H2O2 and loses an oxygen atom with the fizzing leaving you with H2O (aka water) to wipe off.
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