Originally Posted by nissand
Having the same issue on my 140" diag 2.35 screen...not sure what's wrong but is there anything special you did to correct? James did send me some extra cleats, which I haven't installed yet b/c it seems like a flawed design b/c you would need to make sure all the cleat bars are 100% level on the frame itself before attaching to the wall. Super frustrated..and that doesn't even incl the trouble trying to get these wrinkles and puckers out.
Ok, DON'T DO THIS BY YOURSELF! That was my problem. Yes, I'm sure it is possible to do it alone, but it's way more trouble than it's worth. When I started over with my wife's help, it was a BREEZE!. One shot, not one wrinkle, took no time at all, frame is perfectly straight. Doing it alone just will not make it possible to stretch it the right way, you NEED 3 hands to do it right. I learned that lesson after trying to do it by myself.
My frame was crooked because the screen was crooked and pulling on the frame across the bottom. All my corners were screwed up and I could not get them lined up no matter what I did.
My advice, get someone to do the screws for you while you stretch, and I know the instructions tell you to start with the top and bottom middle sections, but DON'T DO THAT. This is what I did:
1. Get all the corners lined up FIRST. Get them close to the metal edges, but not too close, maybe 1/4 inch or less. Try to make all corners the same, and tighten them down. This will not be the last time you tighten the corners, it's just to make sure the screen is aligned properly. You will loosen and tighten each corner two more times.
2. Now you can follow the instructions and tighten the top middle, then the bottom middle, left middle and side middle.
3. When you pull the tabs, grab two tabs, one in each hand, and pull towards you and away from each other at the same time. Just think of trying to rip the screen between the two tabs, that's the pulling motion you want. Pull every section this way. It helps to also put your toes against the frame and push it away from you while you pull the tabs. This will get the screen really tight. Have the other person tighten the screw when you have the tabs tight.
4. Now work your way from the middle sections to the corners using the same method. Every time you get to a corner, loosen it up and restretch it, then tighten again. This is why each corner will be restretched two more times.
This is exactly what I did, and it was perfect the first time. Not one wrinkle, but if you do have some wrinkles, it should be easy to get them out.
I hope this helps.