SO, finally after months of saving I've got all the stuff to do my Silver Fire screen/ White Fusion screen. Since I'll have 3 days off this weekend it's the best time to do this.
I'll be video taping this whole process as well for others use..provided it comes out right, lol, but before getting started i have some questions and concerns that need to be tended to before i waste paint and a 1/4 inch plexiglass as well.
According to advice of others, in previous thread, i'll be spraying silver fire 2.0 for this project.
Currently, I have my TWH sandwiched between my wall and 1/4 plexiglass as we speak and have been projecting on it and dealing with the BIG BRIGHT SPOT reflecting from my projector. Here's a couple of current pics:http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...1/DSCF3856.jpghttp://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...1/DSCF3842.jpg
First question, is okay only having the TWH sandwiched between the wall and the plexiglass only as i currently have it or Should i add another piece of TWH behind the TWH that going to be the reflective source?? So that would make it Wall, TWH, TWH then Plexiglass. I'll be using mirror clips as in this photo:http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...1/DSCF3854.jpg
to firmly squish the TWH between the Wall and the plexiglass so as to give it a solid sandwich but wanted to make sure it was enough and didn't need to add another piece of TWH behind it.
Second, Is the main concern in doing a light fusion the thickness of the paint sprayed on top as I've discussed with others when it comes to this job. My plexiglass was in the shed a while and has some very minor nics and scratches in it and wanted to make it wouldn't mess up the whole ordeal. surface scratches that can be felt when going over it with my fingers and can be seen. Didn't know if i need to fill the scratches in or what first with a poly or something.
third, when cutting my plexiglass i goofed on a part on the top right and it ended coming out looking like this:http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...1/DSCF3843.jpg
Now, this outer part will actually covered with black felt so it wont been seen or projected on but not exactly sure how your edges have to be when doing this type of DIY screen. Do you even have to worry about the sides??? Is the main concern just getting the top coat even on the part that going to be projected on??? I wasn't sure if you had to worry about light escaping from the edges or if i have to seal the edges.
Forth, as stated by others i know the biggest concern when doing a light fusion screen is getting the application of the paint exactly correct according to MississippiMan. So I've come up with a...Idea on how I'm going to make sure this is as even as possible and stays on track while painting it.
I've decided to build a stand that will have guide lines on it, probably fishing line, that I will rest the gun on as I'm spraying across to keep everything at the right distance:http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...ideStrings.jpg
Ill have poles or something on each side of the TWH/Plexiglas with line on it that when the gun rest on and I follow along, the spray the gun will stay at a point where each successive coat will be 60% to 70% sprayed over the previous coat. If I recall MississippiMan said i want the gun tip to be 14 inches from the Plexiglass while spraying. So what I'll need to do first is see how wide, up and down, the spray pattern is so I'll know how far apart to put the strings. I'll do some test sprays with different type of paint and cardboard to make sure i can do such so that i don't pull the line down or out or something that will mess up the line that I'm painting as well as maintaining the same constant speed while traveling down the lines.
One of my main concerns is that the size of the spray pattern will change when the paint container starts to get lower but not sure about that and need to know if this is really an issue for those who have already sprayed a Silver fire mixture with the no name paint sprayer.
Finally, I've done a little model of what I'm expecting when painting this:http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...rayPattern.jpg
one question i have is, where on my drawing I have the 4th swipe overlapping the 3rd and the 2nd swipe. Is this something that will actually happen when spraying this setup?? Didn't know if you ever overlap 2 previous swipes instead of just one.
Well, I'm hoping i got all my questions in this thing and Thank you to those who read it and respond to help me out. I still need to read the The Official Silver Fire V.2 Thread to give ready for this and I'll do that Saturday.