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Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Byhalia, Mississippi. Waaaay down in the Bottoms
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[quote]Originally posted by ToddMcF2002
How would I go about boosting the reflective properties of SSWOP without outright mixing it with the ultra pricy Goo?
Adding Goo to your SSWOP mix would be much like adding Deep Base w/ 1/3 rd WOP and work to dilute the very properties of the Gray/Silver to almost inconsequential levels.
Goo formulas depend on their Base Coats every bit as much as they do the Top coats. Layering of some type is the only way known so far to enjoy the qualities of both reflectivity AND good contrast.
Why mix an expensive product like Goo when it's cheaper MMud clone does exactly the same thing. better in fact, because you can paint a wall with MMud alone and achieve a great Bright White Screen of over 1.3 gain and the ability to present Blacks that are as good as the PJ itself can put out.
The desire for high reflectivity from any Gray product is almost an oxymoronic approach. If you do achieve it, it's because the surface is truly too reflective for normal applications, requiring Curved screens, reduced lumens (...who wants that?) restricted viewing angles...etc.
You need to just focus on mirror Light Fusion done using the recommended MMud with pure SS added instead of Deep Base (#1), or go with1/3rd Silver Metallic instead of the UPW (#2) or...gasp..., 1/2 Bombidil Gray, 1/4 Deep Base, 1/4 WOP (#3)
With #1 you'll have you increase of reflectivity in the Top coat, and be able to depend on the mirror behind to help light up the image.
#2 will give you even more actual honest to goodness reflectivity maybe too much?
#3 will give you DeeeeeeeP Blacks, plenty of reflectivity, and hopefully, with Tom's BGrays' color neutrality, whites almost as brilliant as true MMud Light Fusion.
Which by the way offer Blacks that are blacker per any PJ's abilities than any other "White" or "pink" screen I've ever seen. And I've seen a bunch.
Here are the designated names for future reference.
(#1) Ultra High Contrast Light Fusion.
(#2) Silver Pearl Light Fusion.
(#3) Black Pearl Light Fusion. (aka CMRA's dream mix)
To quote James T. Kirk;
"I'm laughing at the superior intellect"