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/\ Thanks for doing this for the community here. Disappointing to know it's still getting so damaged despite actual packaging, and of course there's no surprise that the price has yet again seen an increase.

As for the smaller piece they sell, I feel like I'd sooner frame a piece of drywall I could get locally and much cheaper.
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/\ Thanks for doing this for the community here. Disappointing to know it's still getting so damaged despite actual packaging, and of course there's no surprise that the price has yet again seen an increase.

As for the smaller piece they sell, I feel like I'd sooner frame a piece of drywall I could get locally and much cheaper.
The appeal to me of the other material is the 5x10' size which AFAICT cannot be obtained in any form at the local big box home improvement store.

I'm not surprised that Sintra is not shippable. When I picked-up my (cut-down) piece of 10' Gatorfoam from our local supplier, I'd prepared by first going to Home Depot and getting a couple of pieces of plywood and foam insulation in order to make a sandwich with my GF to try to keep it safe in my utility trailer for the hour long trip home. It mostly worked but I still had a scuff or two (though no gouges thankfully) that I was able to clean-off and now 7 years later it's held-up nicely. So nicely that I'm pretty sure it will work with a 4K projector when that time comes i.e. the GF is basically white paper with no texture.

My advice to anyone considering doing a plain sheet of this stuff is to hand-pick it at a local distributor, let them cut it for you as they have the tools/knowhow, and then get it home safely yourself. No one else is going to take the great care needed to keep from surface and/or edge damage. The caveat to this of course is if you're going to patch & paint anyway...
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I see the new price is $143. I can get it locally at Curbell Plastics cut and squared to size for $160. Just have to transport home. Guess the local price ain't so bad if it saves me cutting.

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Well since I can get it locally for about $25.00 less than the Amazon price, ( @10' x 5') that will put the kebosh on my participation.

But as stated, if someone has no other alternative....there you are.

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I see the new price is $143. I can get it locally at Curbell Plastics cut and squared to size for $160. Just have to transport home. Guess the local price ain't so bad if it saves me cutting.
That is a great price! Just have them cut 10" off'n it to 50" tall (x 120") and you're good to go.

I messed-up somehow on mine, telling them to cut 6", which results of course in a 2.22:1 screen ratio, which of course works perfectly for only a handful of movies...

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This thread caught my attention as I was looking for a quick solution for a large screen. Since the Amazon shipment option didn't pan out too well for most people I looked up Piedmont Plastics locally and was pleased to find one close by. I got a 10' x 5' x 6mm board custom cut for a similar price as what Amazon is currently offering. For my particular application I left it unpainted and it looks great. I received many compliments on it last night after its inaugural run.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this thread. It really helped me out.
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This thread caught my attention as I was looking for a quick solution for a large screen. Since the Amazon shipment option didn't pan out too well for most people I looked up Piedmont Plastics locally and was pleased to find one close by. I got a 10' x 5' x 6mm board custom cut for a similar price as what Amazon is currently offering. For my particular application I left it unpainted and it looks great. I received many compliments on it last night after its inaugural run.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this thread. It really helped me out.
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If you notice any degree of sheen, simply take a Magic Eraser "Dry" and evenly swipe the screen surface to dull out the sheen.

If you then put up and present a Blue Start-up screen onto the Sintra, and view the surface under that illumination, if there is any unevenly wiped area it is easily made visible and the can be "spot corrected"

Still, compliments mean everyone likes it and no one noticed anything amiss, so..........

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