In cooperation and collusion with PB-Maxx, here is the latest version of Silver Fire.
Primary credit goes to PB-Maxx for these changes, as he is ever diligent in trying to keep both Paint Component quality and availability in line with Silver Fire's performance potential.
The Following edit contains what is the most recent version of the Silver Fire formulation. Previous versions retain their validity, but the most recent versions are geared toward both refining the Formula, and in some instances, replacing components that either are hard / impossible to get, or less effective than the current choices. In the most recent version below, the individual Component amounts within the Reflective Base are graduated depending upon the chosen darkness of the mix upon adding specif amounts of SF Colorant.
*Last update/revision - 06/26/2015
SILVER FIRE v2.5
(Liquitex Based Colorant version)
All Liquitex Paints are found at Micheal's Arts & Crafts, Hobby Lobby Stores, or On-line at sources like www.DickBlick.com. Searches via Amazon and Ebay often return discounted results as well.
Silver Fire Colorant Update
The following is an update to the Silver Fire v2.5 mix and applies to the colorant components.
Given the independent hard data... and descriptions from independent SF users making screens for themselves...
I am compelled to make these minor changes and make SF even more RGB nuetral.
(Colorant Components) - update 06/26/2015
100ml - filtered/distilled water for rinsing color components from utensils
50ml - Liquitex Basics - Napthol Crimson Red
25ml - Liquitex Basics - Phthalocyanine Green
14ml - Liquitex Basics - UltraMarine Blue
10ml - Liquitex Basics - Cadmium Yellow - Deep Hue
***Rustoleum's Ultimate Polyurethane Matte Finish (water based) 16 oz.
24 - 36 oz
. Distilled or Filtered water*
(Reflective Base Components)*
Silver Fire v2.5 hue (Colorant amount in ounces – oz) ..........1.0 ..2.0 ...3.0.. 4.0 .. 5.0
Rustoleum Metallic Accents – White Pearl* See link below ** .,,,,,,
Rustoleum Metallic Accents Sterling Silver *** AMAZON ..,,,,,,
Behr 1850 UPW Flat Home Depot .....,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,..
Liquitex Basics Gold Micheals
1.50 1.75 .
The "Non-Bold" figures in the Reflective Base Table above are also "Ounces". As the "darkness" of a SF mix rises, the amount of Reflective Base components also rise
NEW Substitution for Liqutex Basics Silver 09-21-2013 (..this means "use it" if at all possible..)
***Rustoleum Metallic Accents Sterling Silver
(comes in 32 oz container off Amazon )
* Rustoleum Metallic Accents - White Pearl is currently found only at Menards or Online (Amazon).
*The 'Base' & 'Viscosity' components are mixed together separately from the 'colorant' components.
New Formula Addition:
As an alternative to the older RS-MaxxMudd LL & Retro formulas, below is a version hereafter called Silver Fire v2.5 N/C
Rustoleum Metallic Accents – White Pearl 24 oz
Rustoleum Metallic Accents – Sterling Silver 16oz.
Behr 1750 UPW Flat 16 oz.
Rustoleum's Ultimate Polyurethane Matte Finish (water based) 16 oz.
Distilled Water 32 oz.
" designation means that "No Colorant"
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NOOBS: Read the next section carefully !!!!!
equivalent of the shade of Gray (SF v2 1.0/1.5/2.0/2.5/3.0/4.0/5.0 on to ad nausea-um ) is equal to the amount "IN OUNCES"
of Colorant added to what is a consistent and unchanging*
Base combo of reflective and viscosity mixes.
* (...unless we decide to change them, of course. We'll let you know if we do.)
You want a lighter Silvery Gray screen that is excellent for a dedicated Theater yet still assists in improving perceived Contrast? Use 1 to 1.5 "OUNCES"
of SF Colorant added to the reflective and viscosity Bases.
A Darker Gray for combating Ambient Light? Add 3.0 "OUNCES
" That would make the SF v2 Screen a "3.0 version"
Got a veritable Light Cannon and unusually high Ambient Light situation so that you need something Really Dark? Add 5 "OUNCES"
of colorant for a SFv2 5.0 screen.
Questions? Post or PM "BEFORE" you get started. Please. Dedicated build Threads of your own Authoring are always best.
To mix the prescribed amounts of Base & Viscosity Mixes together, as well as when adding the desired amount of Colorant, it is suggested that a 2 gallon Plastic Container be used. Such Containers will, besides offering a "No Spillage" size to mix things in, not shed Teflon particles off the sides like the metal 1 gallon Cans often do if one barks the sides frequently with the recommended Paint Mixing Tool (see link below)
Important Notice: While thoroughly mixing in the Colorant is essential, do so only by using the Mixing Tool on low speed to avoid the "whipping" that introduces air (bubbles) that will interfere with proper mixing.
** Nylon Paint Strainer: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Trimaco-1...36WF/202061359
The Strainer listed in the Link directly above (...or similar products...) are also usually available at Home Depot or Lowes (...strangely though not at Paint Stores... Go Figure? )
Paper Cone type Strainers "WILL NOT WORK"
, so if you cannot source the Strainer type listed, order some. They are reusable if rinsed "backwards" immediately after use.
...........do not attempt to spray without straining the paint. besides eliminating clogging, observing the rate of speed the paint drains through the Strainers in an invaluable help in determining as to if the completed paint mix is Thin enough. It should just barely "poop" in the Strainer, but then drop though at a rate consistent with the steady but even flow from the mixed paint container. (...the flow should be approx the same rate you would pour Milk into a smaller sized Glass.....)
Suggested Electric HVLP Guns:
Earlex 2901 HVLP http://www.lowes.com/pd_570350-97-HV...=50157086&Ntt=
1.0 mm Needle Conversion Kit
( Available Direct from Earlex Part # HVACGEM-10
incl. Needle, Nozzle, Seal $24.95)
800-328-8251[IMG]resource://skype_ff_extension-at-jetpack/skype_ff_extension/data/call_skype_logo.png[/IMG]800-328-8251 FREE ext: 8185
Amazon.com: 1000ml Electric HVLP Air Spray Gun Kit 600W Motor Paint Sprayer 1.0mm Nozzle DIY: Home Improvement
1.0 mm For Graco / Earlex 3500 HVLP
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