Originally Posted by Deane Johnson
An interesting side note: SVonhof (posted above) took his shades a part and painted the headrail black to match the shade. A major task. I got a link to the thread in which Scott described the procedure to the President of the Duette Division of HunterDouglas. He was dismayed that Scott had to do this and ordered black head rails be added to the line.
That my seem simple, but it is a major, major undertaking. 17 fabrication centers in the US alone, let alone the world wide production facilities, computer programs, color swatch books, price lists, etc. all have to be changed.
Chock one of for the home theater folks.
So, when do I get my free replacements? I still have my painted black headers and IR receivers hanging from the wire (I should have ordered it built into the header, I know). Actually, one of the two doesn't seem to work properly. I replaced the batteries and it didn't want to go up more than an inch or so. Did the reset and I think it fixed it and then the next time I tried to open them, it didn't work. The good news is, I have no reason to open them, cause if I am going into the theater, I want to watch something and the shades have to be down!
BTW, Deane, I forgot all about you being on here! Long time no talk! Glad we were able to convince headquarters that if you order a black shade, with blackout material that the header should also be black! Seems like a simple concept!