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Fitting fly screens to a car, van or caravan windows

As the bodywork of most motor vehicles is metallic, flexible magnetic strips or tapes can be used to hold an insect-proof screen in place. Rolls of magnetic tape can be cut to the exact length for your particular vehicle opening, and because the tape is flexible, a flush seal can be created around the opening that keeps bugs out. Covering window or door openings in this way means cooling air can circulate around the vehicle without providing access to irritating flies and mosquitoes, and can make camping in a vehicle overnight a much more enjoyable experience. Non-metallic windows or aluminium body vehicles can also apply magnetic screening by instead using self-adhesive magnetic tapes that glue to the aluminium. An A-type tape on the aluminium window frame will require an opposing B-type magnetic tape on the flyscreen (an example of one pair is 59063A and 59063B.)

Alternatively, some small metal plates or thin Disc Magnets sewn, glued or taped into the edges of the insect mesh will attach magnetically to the tape you adhere to your aluminum window or door frame. This type of screen can be easily rolled up for storage when not in use or when your vehicle is on the road.

AMF has a wide range of Self-Adhesive Magnetic Tapes and Strips to suit various types of vehicles, openings and applications. Different widths, lengths and types of adhesive are also available. Screens on vehicle windows provide comfort in more tropical climates and also help to protect occupants from insect-borne diseases that can be both long-lasting and highly debilitating.