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Retractable Screen scuff marks

hi all, I am not sure what a proper section for this problem. i have recently bought a antra tab tensioned motorized projector screen with matte white 1.1 gain. Unfortunately, it came with scuff marks or bad paint on various places on the screen. it shows more prominently and become unbearable in lighter/bright scenes where these marks get "dark spots". i tried mild cleaning one mark but didn't help.

is there any solution to get rid of these spots since seller is a real rip off won't exchange it.

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Try denatured alcohol.
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Thanks sonyad! I'll have to find it here in Canada...do u think it' extra strong to affect underneath top coating?
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Trying to restore those types of defects is a pointless gesture as far as simply "rubbing" them away....if indeed the surface has been scuffed.

However, a very workable solution still exists.

Paint a new surface coating over the existing surface. The fact that your screen is a Tab Tensioned type means that it is very much worth trying to return it to pristine condition....or even "Mo Bedder" !

Here is a example of just such a Tab Tensioned screen getting re-coated for you to examine. It does involve a painted solution that works to absolve ambient light viewing issues, but should that not be a concern, the act of spraying on a reflective white coating is all the more viable way to reconstitute your screens value.

Painting Onto A 106" Tab Tensioned Screen with Silver Fire v2.5 4.0

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BTW...I went onto Flea-Bay and over viewed the offerings of the Seller. Those screens are Chinese knock-offs made to compete with the Focu-Pix screens (...also Chinese...) as well as all of the outrageously expensive, more reputable Mfgs.

The prices are crazy low.....so really, as long as the Tab Tensioning mechanism functions and the Motors don't sound like Cusinart grinding up pea gravel, they do represent a way for people who need a really big Retractable Screen, and want to avoid the waves and folds such "non Tab" Monsters usually have.

The fact that you can resurface 'em is icing on the Cake.

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Thanks mm for replying. Unfortunately, I took a gamble buying this screen from a local store here in Canada for 550 usd as it had year warranty and exchange able if defective. And I will not recommend anyone buying from
factory direct sale Canada they are real ripoff.. for a tab tensioned screen it's not stretchable hd fabric like expensive screen just a regular with tensioning option.

So do you think I can paint only clear coat on it? And which diy paint is recommended for Role able purposes? I'll read your reference post thoroughly.

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A clear coat won't do it.

The mix you use will have to be both thin but resilient and flexible, yet "cover". That will mean applying at least 6-7 coats in the "Duster" fashion.

If you cannot / will not consider spraying.......that's the end brother.

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Is there option to use matte wite instead of grey coz I'm not very fond of grey screen I had n mostly watch it night time?
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Is there option to use matte wite instead of grey coz I'm not very fond of grey screen I had n mostly watch it night time?
Certainly! I will post up a white based formula in the morning.
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thanks, ill wait.
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64 oz Premium 9000 White
24 oz Rustoleum's Ultimate Polyurethane Matte Finish (water based)
24 oz Distilled or Filtered Water

This mix may need additional thinning with water dependent upon the size Needle tip you use. The 1.0 mm Tip for the Graco 2900 / 3900 is strongly suggested and using that tip may require 32oz of Water.

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http://m.homedepot.com/p/Glidden-Premium-5-gal-Flat-Interior-Paint-GLN9000-05/202246793

hi mm is this the paint you suggested in the mix?

I am looking for paint sprayer for now... thanks for the mix..
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That's it.

If you cannot find the Graco locally, (Lowes usually stocks) then hit Amazon.

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hi mm, I'm kinda stuck finding this Glidden premium 9000 paint. All I could get in Glidden line here is as follows and there is other one called Dulux diamond might interest you. Glidden vantage is the cheapest I believe available at home depot rest are only available at Dulux Canada stores.

The following reference is for TDS REPORT.




Du lux diamond:
http://www.dulux.ca/PPG/Dulux/Media/tds/12110-en.pdf?ext=.pdf

Glidden Pro:
http://www.dulux.ca/PPG/Dulux/Media/tds/12110-en.pdf?ext=.pdf

Glidden Ultra Hide:
http://www.dulux.ca/PPG/Dulux/Media/tds/7700-en.pdf?ext=.pdf

Glidden Vantage:
http://www.homedepot.ca/product/glidden-vantage-interior-latex-semi-gloss-370l/921087
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I'm familiar with the Dulux brand.....and the Dulux Diamond Ultimate Matte White w/Lumitec Technology is pretty great stuff if they have it. It's REALLY thick though and requires considerable dilution "before" you mix it and apply.

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I'm familiar with the Dulux brand.....and the Dulux Diamond Ultimate Matte White w/Lumitec Technology is pretty great stuff if they have it. It's REALLY thick though and requires considerable dilution "before" you mix it and apply.
Hopefully a quick question: Would a light gray shade of the Dulux Diamond (AKA Glidden Professional Diamond 450) be a decent option for a room with ambient light? Or does the high gain make the ambient light worse? I have a Sharp DT510, and it is just a little too dim for daytime viewing of anything but sports and cartoons so I was hoping the high gain would help the projector to appear brighter while the gray tint could help with the ambient light, but I am also worried they would cancel each other out. The projector also has an iris feature to get better contrast at lower light levels, so I hope that the gray tint/higher gain might give me a little added depth at night too.

I am trying to avoid mixing, just because I am in the middle of several other projects so I don't want to have to search for any more than one type of paint. Down the road I'll probably put some real work into getting the best results possible, but for now I'm looking for cheap and easy.
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