Ratty wrote:No. Go to home depot and buy Stucco tape. Its pricey abot 7 or 8 dollars but it stays put and leaves no residue
Stucco tape is the best proven Playa Tested solution.
Reports of painter's tape not holding as well as it used to. Old/stale? Made differently? (some is made differently from what it used to be)
Reflectix goes on the outside of windows that are IN THE SUN, and should cover over the frames so they don't bake in the sun!!!
(frames in the sun can get so hot that touching one inside can burn you; that's conducting in a lot of heat; if they're black frames, it's not uncommon to feel that heat radiating onto your face from as far as four feet away (and by mid-morning))If your in-the-sun window needs to double as an emergency exit
, then do not cover it on the outside
- Cover the frames on the outside with painters tape, then carefully put aluminum tape over the painters tape. Do not get the aluminum tape on the frame, glass or the RV sides anything but the painter's tape.
- Install the Reflectix on the inside of the windows.
Due to sun coming in the glass and onto the frame that is exposed there, where possible extend the reflectix on the inside out beyond the frames by at least three inches. Consider six inches. If black frames, consider a double or triple layer of reflectix where it is over the frames.
Too dark inside?
North facing windows aren't in the sun and can be covered on the inside as you're not addressing sun-baked frames conducting tons of heat inside.
Then cut a one inch square in the Reflectix: lets in enough light to navigate by, while admitting minimal heat.
(North frames do absorb radiated heat (the air and ground get really hot and radiate lots of heat), so if they're black do cover the frames on the outside with painters tape, then carefully put aluminum tape over the painters tape. Do not get the aluminum tape on anything but the painter's tape.)
Skylights will bake your RV. But for these install the reflectix on the inside and extend past the frame at least three inches. Consider a double or triple layer of Reflectix. Like North facing windows, to have some light, you can have a one inch hole in the middle of the Reflectix and have another small piece of Reflectix to tape over it. Pull it off to have light in the bathroom, cover it again to keep the heat out.
Video games are giving kids unrealistic expectations on how many swords they can carry.
... but don't harm the red dragon that frequents the area from time to time. He and I have an agreement.