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Which side of the Moleskin should I be using? They're pretty similar but the one side appears to be slightly more flat and shiny whereas the other appears to be textured and more flat. I assume that the latter side is the one you want outward to project onto, right?

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No one has complained about any tendency if the Moleskin to Hot Spot, so I'd suggest that you use the side that has a slightly higher degree of sheen and a smoother surface.

Anyone else out there who knows different, please relate as to why / where my assumption is wrong.

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I have wondered this as well. One one side when stretched you can see the ribbed texture of the spandex which seems to have a slight sheen, the other almost has a coating on it and is flatter in appearance. It would be nice to know what side people have been using. In the end, I doubt it makes much difference.
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Well, I ended up using the slight sheen side (I think) and either way it looks great. I have plenty of tweaking to do but since FedEx decided not to show up until almost 8:00pm I finished up late. They usually show up around lunch time and in preparation for this I tore everything else down and so I needed to finish tonight to have a screen for tomorrow. One night w/o Call of Duty is enough but I don't want to go two. cool.gif

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If you're using the Screen Tight-solution i guess there is always the possibility to flip the fabric later on if the sheen is a problem ... I'll go with the smoothest side i think, but i'm still waiting for my Screen Tight base "thingys" to arrive since i sent them by cargo in stead of cuting them up and taking them with me on the flight back to Sweden!

Haven't opened my box with the Spandex yet either, hoping that there is no problem with the fabric as BartMan01 had where the fabric was cut up in two pieces (?!?!) ...
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If you're using the Screen Tight-solution i guess there is always the possibility to flip the fabric later on if the sheen is a problem ... I'll go with the smoothest side i think, but i'm still waiting for my Screen Tight base "thingys" to arrive since i sent them by cargo in stead of cuting them up and taking them with me on the flight back to Sweden!

Haven't opened my box with the Spandex yet either, hoping that there is no problem with the fabric as BartMan01 had where the fabric was cut up in two pieces (?!?!) ...

Is it possible? Yes. Will I be doing it? Nope. This was a PITA enough with all the extra before I trimmed it off so I don't see how this is going to be doable since the extra is all trimmed off now. I could see it being a nightmare and I'm just hoping I will never need to attempt to redo it for any reason.

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Is it possible? Yes. Will I be doing it? Nope. This was a PITA enough with all the extra before I trimmed it off so I don't see how this is going to be doable since the extra is all trimmed off now. I could see it being a nightmare and I'm just hoping I will never need to attempt to redo it for any reason.

OK! I guess it's kind of a hassle to change it! smile.gif I haven't done mine yet so i guess i'll be aware of it soon wink.gif
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OK! I guess it's kind of a hassle to change it! smile.gif I haven't done mine yet so i guess i'll be aware of it soon wink.gif

Sheesh. Just fold a couple inches of the excess around the back and affix it with a few Staples.

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OK! I guess it's kind of a hassle to change it! smile.gif I haven't done mine yet so i guess i'll be aware of it soon wink.gif

Sheesh. Just fold a couple inches of the excess around the back and affix it with a few Staples.

Can't be done with the backing layer. needs to be trimmed to less than an inch for clearance for the top layer. Then, depending on how you mounted you can't really leave any extra or attach it anywhere. I'm fine with that though as I've never really had a desire to machine wash my projector screens. I guess in hindsight I may have just gone with staples instead of Screen Tight because while this isn't actually permanent it's pretty much as much of a PITA as just removing and replacing staples would be anyway. Now, if something crazy comes about I may change my tune and be glad that I have indeed made my material removable but it would have to be something pretty awful for me to take this thing apart again. Frankly, I don't see it happening.

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