Originally Posted by smokarz
How do you ensure that paint pigments won't cover the pores between the strands?
From what I can see with my stretched spandex, the pores are so tiny that it seems the paints might covered it.
Have you experimented with painting spandex? Did a before and after test to measure if it had any impact?
)explaining the reasoning behind the idea /effort, not claiming he'd done it himself. And I stated to mjovic,
that he would in effect be a "first Beta" tester,.
Besides that, unless your choosing to ignore my own post, it also explains the need to maintain a "flow through" air passage via tightly stretching the spandex to prevent any such tendency for clogging.
But just so you know, I have "Dusted" AT screens before to good effect, specifically SMX screens, and their porosity value (hole size) is pretty darn tight. I had no issues whatsoever applying thinned paint without plugging up holes. With Tightly" stretched 4-way spandex, the thin paint will be atomized with water as much as possible, and applied as sparsely as possible per coating. This will give it a "best chance" for success. Of course, being what it is, a weaved Fabric, it won't take much error to mess up. Then again, with proper care taken there isn't much of a chance it will fail either.
It is after all a attempt being taken by mjovic,
for his possible benefit and that of potentially many others. Somebody has to....or not. Personally, I applaud the willingness to make the effort under less than a 100% assurance of success as some might demand. That's how 95% of all developments I've introduced got birthed. Risk taking with potentially great ideas is what DIY was originally based on, and in truth, it's what true creative DIY'ism is really all about. Something "ANYONE" should feel the ability to aspire to.
It's something to be encouraged, and so far the outlook for this experiment looks very promising. Simply put, it's a attempt to create a spandex surface more suitably reflective than any available at present.