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Elizabeth Tracy
(mariposa) - M

Locale: Outside
Mylar onto a folding umbrella? on 03/12/2010 17:48:01 MST Print View

In Ray Jardine's old book, he outlines a very simple way to attach space-blanket mylar material to the top of an umbrella so that it is desert-worthy.

Has anyone tried to do this with a *folding* umbrella? (The kind that folds onto itself.)

Thanks!
Elizabeth

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Mylar onto a folding umbrella? on 03/12/2010 22:21:05 MST Print View

Are there any folding umbrellas that would be strong enough to make it worth the hassle?

Aaron W
(ADW245) - MLife

Locale: Chula Vista
Umbrella on 03/13/2010 10:10:46 MST Print View

You should take a look at the Golite Chrome Dome

http://www.golite.com/Product/ProdDetail.aspx?p=AC0112

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Mylar on umbrellas on 03/13/2010 18:28:22 MST Print View

Trace the umbrella outline onto a space blanket and trim it so there are sections that overlap the perimeter enough to fold over. Hold it all together with the smallest plastic paper clips. I don't think you would have much luck permanently attaching mylar to a folder. It would need to be sectioned and glued, leaving a lot of edges to come loose.

Plastic paper clips

I would go with the Golite chrome model or just find a white umbrella.