DIY Grand Dad (w/help)
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Byhalia, Mississippi. Waaaay down in the Bottoms
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Another new Member / Poster! We all give you a hearty welcome to AVS's DIY Screen Forum!
The Laminated Aluminum sheets have been used before, but always with some variety of paint coating. Sounds like your trying to use the Glossy surface, and if so....yes, it's too Glossy. The "Baked On" White is almost "Mirror-like" in gloss on the sheets I have used. They do offer a "Glass Smooth" substrate that won't ever warp or bow, but they also can be dented (...though it does take quite lick to do so....) They are heavier than most similarly sized materials, so although they are rigid and require no supporting Framework, they can be a bit more difficult to mount suspended on a wall.
But if done right, the AL Panels can be made into nifty "Zero Edge" screens, and if the correct paint is chosen and applied correctly, perform with exceptional ambient light resistance.