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Author Topic: Prevent light from bleeding through bottom and sides of marquee?  (Read 522 times)

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Is there a “best” way to stop light from bleeding through the sides of a marquee?

My goal is to not have a dark spot from putting a big piece of wood on the other side that creates a shadow.


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Re: Prevent light from bleeding through bottom and sides of marquee?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 05:49:35 pm »
You should have an L shaped retainer on the front that's the same height or taller than the block of wood on the back.

I don't know a good solution for the sides.  On my own cab, I used sticky butyl rubber peeled off sound deadening panels.
Rolled it into a thin strip and worked it into the sides with the edge of a credit card.
Nobody notices it, but I've never been completely happy with it.

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Re: Prevent light from bleeding through bottom and sides of marquee?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 08:59:25 pm »
Had the same question when building my cab. I cut several pieces of plexi choosing the one that fit the tightest before applying my marquee. There's still a tiny bit of light but overall I'm satisfied. If you've already cut yours, a narrow
piece of weather stripping may help.

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Re: Prevent light from bleeding through bottom and sides of marquee?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 09:04:53 pm »
Weather stripping.  Electrical tape.

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Re: Prevent light from bleeding through bottom and sides of marquee?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 01:57:34 pm »
Use a black sharpie on the 1/4" edge of the marquee.