Originally Posted by narhic_fd
WOW!!! It comes in white reflective surface too!!! That would be good for a "White" fusion. I don't seem to find a silver color though. If your going to use it for a mirror type fusion then you need to find some in the same color as Mylar or a mirror which is silver or else you will be doing a "White" fusion and not one that is similar to using a mirror. Using a white reflecting background will reintroduce white back into your top coat which isn't what a mirror or Mylar will do. When will you be ordering some?? I would like to wait to you buy to get your opinion on it...Maybe i can find some at a local hydroponics store.
yp. It only comes in white actually. You should watch some videos of it on youtube. Comparative tests between it and mylar had it bouncing off twice as much light as mylar and they showed how well it doesn't hotspot. Actually
And its even on amazon too. What I am going to try s some what crazy.
ORCA grow film
which is a diffuse film and spread light evenly which will improve viewing cone and is 94% reflective. Its also cheap and will make a 100" screen easy.
FolkArt Black sequin Acrylic metalic paint 118ml
+ Rustoleum Soft touch polyurethane Matte $24 (B)
+ Distilled water (C)
100ml (A) + 400ml (B) + 300-600ml (C)
- Attach the ORCA grow film to a backing board for rigidity. Sintra
- thin the mixed paints with water until its thin enough to spray
- Apply 2-4 duster coats of the mix on the film using a spray gun.
Yes, Black paint. I am hoping to make the layer over the orca grow film as thin as possible so a lot of light still filters through and bounces back off the film back through the paint. This way the parts of the screen that should be lit will be lit. I am not using silver or any other reflective substances to avoid the appearance of sparkles in the mix considering how dark I am going. I figure since this is the first time I am making a painted screen, I'll just try and see what happens. Who knows, I may actually just end up with the darkest possible PJ screen lol.
People approach there screens from white and try and see how dark they can go to get excellent ambient light performance, I am going to start from black and see how I can make the whites and colors still pop.
Besides, it says it reflects all the colors of the visible spectrum accurately. That aside, it reflecting light back into my top coat is exactly what I am hoping for. Especially since I am making a black top coat.
And as for the when, no time soon I am afraid, I am due to move into a new place by the end of this year or early next year. All I have now is the projector. Just making sure I am ready to hit the ground running when I do move.
If it doesn't work, then I will make a silverfire 8.0/9.0 on the orca grow film.