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Stainless S2 Rear Deck Screens
« on: Monday,October 24, 2016, 07:40:49 AM »
I have been asked s few times how the I secured the stainless screens on the back of the S2 rear panel. 

These are the screens from the original buy of 10 sets - not the stock units.  They are installed with dense foam mounting blocks that are about 3/4" square.   I glued these to the underside of the deck and used small stainless screws to fasten through the screen into the blocks.   No screws are visible from the outside.

Hope this helps.


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Re: Stainless S2 Rear Deck Screens
« Reply #1 on: Monday,October 24, 2016, 01:28:46 PM »
Those look great! I've seen instructions for making them but they seemed to be vague about the gauge or thickness of the mesh that works. Can you provide some insight?

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Re: Stainless S2 Rear Deck Screens
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Re: Stainless S2 Rear Deck Screens
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday,October 26, 2016, 11:07:21 AM »
Those look great! I've seen instructions for making them but they seemed to be vague about the gauge or thickness of the mesh that works. Can you provide some insight?

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Re: Stainless S2 Rear Deck Screens
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday,October 26, 2016, 11:40:55 AM »
Thanks, Dean!

I found this chart (http://www.mcnichols.com/cdscontent/attachments/charts/gaugechart.pdf) that seems to imply the gauge you want is 23.
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Re: Stainless S2 Rear Deck Screens
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday,October 26, 2016, 04:55:19 PM »
All three photos are important for selecting screen cloth.  The first of the wire size, the second is the number of openings in an inch and the last is the opening, but unfortunately I measured from the OD of the hole, so you would have to subtract the wire size twice...

The closest I can find is through mcmaster-carr.  It is stainless.  8x8 (8 openings per inch -square), in a wire diameter of .028 and a opening hole of .097 (=~.155 -(2*.028)).

http://www.mcmaster.com/#85385t42/=14rqz00

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Re: Stainless S2 Rear Deck Screens
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday,October 26, 2016, 06:40:26 PM »
Thanks for the clarification, Dean! I admit that I wasn't sure why the third picture. It seemed that all you needed is the wire size and the opening.

Thanks for the McMaster Carr page. No all I need to do is find a friend with a router and get some hardwood!

I don't think I've seen any TC owners make screens for their boot. Maybe I'll be the first!

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Re: Stainless S2 Rear Deck Screens
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday,October 26, 2016, 08:40:28 PM »
I have taken the screens off my Twin Cam prior to doing the paintwork - they were held in place with silicon.

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Re: Stainless S2 Rear Deck Screens
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday,October 26, 2016, 09:10:05 PM »
The PO did that. IIRC, they were originally glued on.

I think as part screen upgrade, I'll glass some screws to the boot somehow and screw the screens on. But I'm early in the planning stage.