I have my eyes keenly on this thread as it appears to be exactly what I need. I am practically going crazy exploring every dark screen paint option out there and every single time I keep coming right back to silverfire. But my concern with the current silverfire v2.5 mix is that I feel like I am crazy or excessive when I say am trying to go for a 7.0-12.0 (if possible) mix.
Sigh, maybe I just wait for this one... I have so far already been waiting for almost a year so maybe another year won't kill me.
After all the research I have been doing towards making my own black screen I think I have a pretty good idea how this SF FX model will work. And it holds some similarities to what I am planning on doing.
The base mix is probably going to be reflective components mix. The UPW is probably what is gonna get axed.. Then I have no idea what will be the fusion coat. Probably something extremely translucent Maybe polyurethane. The the top coat will be the color components and the added component to this would be something that will result in this mix ending up as a very deep shade of grey.
In my application I am basically using starting with a diffuse reflective film and painting the silver reflective mix on that. Then just painting the top coat black. Plan on spraying 4 coats of the silver mix and 2-3 coats of the black paint. I considered making a super dark grey mix using colorants but I have zero experience mixing paints and would have no clue on what I was doing lol. But if I could I would have preferred making a super dark grey mix from the colorants, something like N2/3 grey.
Last edited by Lorddeff07; 10-23-2014 at 11:06 PM.