Discussion in 'Interior' started by Jay, Sep 27, 2005.
for most of the vehicles I've had experience installing Garson/Anceltion curtains on, the sizes I've seen used most frequently have been small and medium. I've got large Garson curtains on my 2 front windows in my 91 LS4 and man, it sags a bit, but the quality makes up for it. :thumbsup:
I just got mine from Robert and Sean..... damn these guys are good! anyways i'll be installing them soon on my G35 sedan and posting pics....for those with them already on....would you recommend that I drill the rails in place after sticking them on with the 3M tape? I'm afraid the heat will cause them to come undone and cause some embarassing moment at the most inoportune timing.... what do you think?
I wouldn't recommend drilling them in, but I would recommend using the gray 3M tape supplied at office supplies stores which having a stronger adhesive than the ones the rails come with. My Anceltion rails at the edges have come undone before due to hot vinyl in the summer so I redid the tape with the gray 3M tape and its been holding up better.
DO NOT DRILL THEM IN!
on the edge of your window sill inside your door, there may be a chrome-ish colored rail piece that lines the bottom of the window (or at least near it). If you have this, rub it down good with alcohol and/or 3M adhesive remover/promoter (both work) ensuring that the chrome trailing piece is clean. Do the same with the black/chrome trailing piece directly above it.
you can now attach your Garson curtain railing to this chrome trim piece instead of trying to tape it to the vinyl on your door. My car sometimes sits in 95+ degree weather and my curtain railing have not come undone, nor has the tape started to wear. tint helps too. :thumbsup:
MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE BENDY METAL RAIL AT THE TOP. THE BENDY METAL RAIL NEEDS TO BE BENT IN ORDER TO CONFORM TO THE CURVE OF THE TOP OF YOUR WINDOW.
let me know if you still have any trouble.
Cool ok so I checked and I have that trim except it's blacked out in my case so cool it's there, anyways now i'm stuck only because this trim is roundish while the rails are flat hahahahahaha so square peg in the round hole time??? LOL anyways I appreciate all the help guys, this is really helpful believe me and once they are installed I will post the results!!!
the bottom and top window trim are both curved? the bottom trim should be straight horizontal and the top trim should be curved (that's where you put the bendy metal rail Garson gives you with the curtain set).
horizontally it is straight, it doesn't curve. But the piece itself isn't flat so I would have to place the rail beside it on the vinyl of the door
I think you and I are confusing ourselves now. If my car was here with me I'd go take a pic and show you real quick.
Ok, your Garson curtain set comes with 2 curtains and 4 black rails. 2 of the rails are plastic and are NOT bendable, the other 2 rails are BENDABLE metal. For each curtain, place a PLASTIC rail at the bottom, and a BENDABLE rail at the top.
When placing it in your car, tape the PLASTIC rail ONTO your black/chrome window trim which should be a metal type which lines the bottom (not the vinyl part of the door). The top of the curtain should be the BENDABLE rail and that's what will conform to the curve at the top of your window trim.
Hopefully, I'm clear this time.
You've been clear the whole time on that!!! hahahahaha Let me be clear...
yes understand the difference in rails, I was figuring it out yesterday and it just made sense that it would work that way, but you helped in cementing that for me! Thanks!
Now on the Window's trim part of it... that's what is roundish... meaning my rails are flat surfaced on the part that sticks to the door via the tape, and the window trim is not flat where you would tape the rail...make sense i hope? But you were clear believe me ...crystal! LOL
ah, ok. :thumbsup: if you need anymore help, just let me know.
some pics of garson curtains in my car
that is sik man i like how clean and natural they look
i've searched everwhere for the factory option curtains for my S class to no avail, so i'm going to fabricate some myself. i'm just wondering how they mount on the bottom. do the Garson curtains come with mounts you screw in for a lower rail? some detailed pics would be awesome. and what kind of fabric are they made of? i've been considering making mine out of triple layer black suade. any opinions on material? i just want them to be thick.
THese are what I am getting and you can see the bottom where the attach to the railings..Good Luck on your DIY..
as promised here's my pics!!! installed except for the rear curtains, i have to custom for those!!
They lookl suuweat. Nice..any plans to color match the bottom black moldings? YOur car is looking really nice.
yup that's on the near future list, along with other goodies but before i can color match i gotta get two other pieces ready!!! hahahaahaa wait till i'm near done.... wow is all i gotta say on that! but the curtains were an easy install and if anyone has any questions i'd be glad to help!
just wanna give a big thanks to Sean at LSB. Very good customer service. Got my curtains (Garson Premium Editions) for my Y33 last week. Installed them in 20 mins. I Absolutely love them. Need to order another set for my fronts. Will do shortly. Thanks again LSB
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