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winchman
02-18-2011, 01:09 AM
I'm talking about the groove you see here:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/winchman/MiscellaneousCannon011.jpg

All four sides are the same. There would be no way to get something in/out if it were close-fitting and stiff.

Socko124
02-18-2011, 01:15 AM
I'm talking about the groove you see here:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/winchman/MiscellaneousCannon011.jpg

All four sides are the same. There would be no way to get something in/out if it were close-fitting and stiff.


Maybe a little tint, or blackout panel?

darryl
02-18-2011, 02:46 AM
Pieces of styrofoam-

vpt
02-18-2011, 09:23 AM
Pieces of styrofoam-



I think he is talking about the groove in the window frame itself not the garage door.

I have never seen that groove on a garage door window before. Maybe it is for a lexan/plastic insert to protect the glass?

or it is a groove for finishing off an insulated garage door. Possibly some surround piece snaps into that groove to hold the surrounding insulation tight and make a nice finished look.

madwilliamflint
02-18-2011, 10:15 AM
Almost looks like it would fit the gasket to hold in a screen if the glass were out. Unlikely but it's all I got.

duckman
02-18-2011, 11:36 AM
The groove is for a decorative insert that does a good job of blocking about 70% of the available light that wants to shine in.

winchman
02-18-2011, 02:23 PM
Duckman, any idea where I can find those? I've searched every way I can think of for something to put there to block the sun out, but nothing useful shows up. Local stores have nothing useful, either.

duckman
02-18-2011, 03:58 PM
Winchman just do a search at our favorite place McMaster-Carr in the search window type in plastic, look for sheets go down the page and find a bunch of stuff.