Refurbishing Kosmos shade fabric

Very rarely (+/- 50 min)

Shit happens. Sometimes the fabric of your umbrella rips, gets stains, or maybe you just want to change the color.

Hey! You don’t need to be an engineer to understand our products, and you don’t even need to be great at DIY to replace a part. We're here to help you, follow the steps below to replace the fabric of your Kosmos shade.

Instructions
  • Close the Kosmos shade
  • Unscrew the light bulb
    And unplug the cable
  • Unscrew the bolts and tenax screws on top of the fabric
  • Unfasten the velcro from the horizontal pole
  • Pull the fabric from the frame
  • Wash your hands
  • Open the new fabric on a clean surface
    With the velcro facing upwards
  • Pull the fabric over the support ribs
    Make sure that the velcro is directed upwards under the middle pole
    First pull the fabric over the second rib
  • Continue with the rest of the ribs
  • Pull the entire fabric over the ribs
  • Hold up the excess fabric to prevent ripping
    And tighten the fabric around the ribs
  • Open the shade
    And direct the shade so that the velcro aligns with the pole
  • Test if the magnets close nicely
  • Now attach the velcro over the entire length
  • Open the shade partially
    Make sure that the fabric is flat near the center mechanism
  • Poke a hole in the fabric near the crown
  • Match the hole with the one in the support rib
  • Caution! Make sure that the fabric loop is nicely in front of the rib!
  • Attach the fabric with the bolt and saddle ring
  • Poke a hole in the fabric at the ends
    Match the hole with the one in the support rib
    Caution! Make sure that the fabric loop is nicely in front of the rib!
  • Attach the fabric with the tenax screws
  • Open up the shade completely
  • Put the lightbulb back

Enjoy the shade!

Tools

These are the tools you need

  • Hex key #4
  • Spanner #9
  • Awl
  • Ladder
  • Friend

Our maintenance tools

It's a kind of magic

Although highly resistant to UV radiation, slight discoloration will appear over time. Protect your shade to the fullest with the cover and regularly clean the stainless steel poles to keep them stain-less.

We offer a fine selection of maintenance tools that help you keep your Extremis furniture in shape in our webshop.

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