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Old 04-21-2016, 04:47 PM   #1
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Replacing Screen

I have a very nice forward hatch screen that needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, I'm not able to replace the screen after removing it. The groove that the spline goes in to hold the screen is inside the frame and not accessible with the normal roller tool.
Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how did you get the screen back in and tight?
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:51 PM   #2
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I'm trying to add a picture of my hatch screen
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:49 AM   #3
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Wow, A lot of views, but no ideas.
That's kinda where I am as well....
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Greetings,
Mr. Wm. Yup, I DID do some cogitating on possible methods of reassembly but other than inching the spline in little by little using a thin slat of wood as a "pusher", no ideas. The big problem will be keeping the screen taut while trying to insert the spline. If someone made an offset roller tool, that might work but where to find such a beast? Still thinking. I haven't forgotten about ya'.
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:51 AM   #5
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"If someone made an offset roller tool"

Look at the tools used to install windshield rubbers,
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I'm pretty sure I can get the screen out as well as the old spline and have a clean channel to replace it.
But, like you, the only way I know is just ease it in a little at a time and hope for some amount of tightness.
Oh for that 'Offset roller' (I'll check an auto repair shop)

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Oh for that 'Offset roller'
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OK - came up w/ 2 possibilities...

Looks like Everhard is a leader in screen tools and mentions an offset fork.

"Everhard Products is a USA manufacturer, fabricating and assembling all its screen rollers at its Ohio facility. We were the first and only manufacturer to incorporate ergonomic improvements into our screen rollers by adding the cushion-grip sleeve, the offset fork, and now the soft grip, plastic handle. Our relationship with our customers and our engineering capability allow us to develop and produce special rollers that match the screen industry's needs"

From the pics it looks like the wheel may be offset slightly to one side - enough to enable you to work the spline - not sure?? Also might be worth a call to see if they have / can provide more of an offset? Seems like you should be able to work w/ the tool at a slight angle and still put some force on the spline.

Second possibility - Phifer Screen Mouse - seriously not a computer tool - this one is for window screens - video shows vertical use but may have enough of a grip to lay it flat and still exert some pressure on the spline in your situation
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Awesome, Great ideas.
I'll run out to Home Depot and see if the Phifer Screen Mouse is the thing that will work.
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you can also install with velco

http://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Diy-mo...936772082.html
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