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How to source a window pillow... (archive)

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Posted by bmv on February 12, 2000 at 09:26:59:

In Reply to: Where would one get a window pillow, or wht to use posted by james on February 12, 2000 at 09:00:34:

First off, please be aware that quite a few here are totally against using a pillow, because of the incidence of top separation.

Since I'm not one of those, here's what I did:

Use an ~36" length of foam type pipe insulation intended for 1"-copper pipes. Stuff that with an 1/2" wooden dowel & leftover foam scraps. Total cost = ~2.50 @ Home Depot. Further, for convenience, you can tether it with a string to the blanket so you can bring them both in from the drivers seat, during a sudden rainfall.

As happens so often, one solution creates another problem. Using a pillow can cause *dimples* from the trim caps in the center section of the top well...These go away quickly, however. To prevent this from happening, some here have used two short pillows, secured by elastic straps sewed to the blanket, strategically placed towards the outer sections of the backlight...Clever, IMO.

I've haven't experienced any problems at all, BUT, given the problems others here have had, use caution.

~bmv


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