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Old 02-07-2012, 12:00 AM - Thread Starter
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What would be the best/cheapest way to get a screen with dimensions 47"x110"? All the Wilsonart and foamboard/gatorboard options are over $100 + oversize shipping. Is it possible to make a screen this large without paying more than around $50-$60? I want to have money left over for paint.

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5 x 10 x 3mm Sintra is $50.00 most places. BLack Out Cloth might be another possibility.

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I'm in Bellingham, WA, but I can drive down to Seattle and the greater Seattle area if necessary.

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Found a supplier of Komatex. $40 for 3mm 60"x120" and $70 for 6mm. Will the 3mm be ok or do I need to shell out for the 6mm?

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pay the extra 30 for the 6mm.
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Found a supplier of Komatex. $40 for 3mm 60"x120" and $70 for 6mm. Will the 3mm be ok or do I need to shell out for the 6mm?

At that price, get the 6mm. Much easier to work with.

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At that price, get the 6mm. Much easier to work with.

Even if I'm mounting it to a rigid frame? I'm fine spending the extra $30; i'm just curious if it makes that big of a difference. Odds are I'll be upgrading later this year anyway to a larger screen so this is more a temporary solution for about 6 months or so.

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yes. ESPECIALLY if you mounting it to a frame.
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