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How to secure aluminet

Postby givelove7 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:12 pm

I have a roll of aluminet that does not have a seam around the edge and therefore no grommets in the corners. Does anyone have suggestions on how to best secure it? It will serve as a shade structure for our cargo van and spilling out over the side of the van as shade for the common area.
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Re: How to secure aluminet

Postby danibel » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:19 pm

Get out a sewing machine and hit the hardware store for grommets. That's all I got.
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Re: How to secure aluminet

Postby Sic Pup » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:34 pm

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Re: How to secure aluminet

Postby EspressoDude » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:52 pm

fold the edges about 2 inches twice so you have 3 layers. get some silver poly tarp and slice off 4" strips. fold those strips over the aluminet fold. zig zag stitch it together. then grommets. bombproof
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Re: How to secure aluminet

Postby hnrys69 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:05 pm

Pull a bunch of it and tie it in a knot. Then tie rope around the knot. Kinda like tying bed sheets together. Been doing it for 6 years.
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Re: How to secure aluminet

Postby givelove7 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:09 pm

thank f'in god, hnrys69 - that is exactly the post i was hoping for. i don't have a sewing machine, so sewing a seam and putting grommets in (ya know, the proper way to do it)was a bit out of my league. Thanks all for your input.
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