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I am looking to buy a scope screen and am interested in masking. I know there are power masking systems from Carada and others, but they are several thousand dollars....nice no doubt, but pricey. I see that Seymour will build CIH panels for a few hundred bucks using a magnet system. Sure I'll have to put 'em up and take them down myself, but for a fraction of the cost, I think it's a great option for me. I'm looking at their non-AT screen (glacier white, I think it's called), but I am a bit concerned that I might need a bit higher gain screen considering my planned screen size. So....here's my question: are there other options out there for me? Do other companies offer a similarly priced manual masking system, but with a few more options for a higher gain screen?
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I am looking to buy a scope screen and am interested in masking. I know there are power masking systems from Carada and others, but they are several thousand dollars....nice no doubt, but pricey. I see that Seymour will build CIH panels for a few hundred bucks using a magnet system. Sure I'll have to put 'em up and take them down myself, but for a fraction of the cost, I think it's a great option for me. I'm looking at their non-AT screen (glacier white, I think it's called), but I am a bit concerned that I might need a bit higher gain screen considering my planned screen size. So....here's my question: are there other options out there for me? Do other companies offer a similarly priced manual masking system, but with a few more options for a higher gain screen?

There's always DIY. Mine has been in operation going on four years now and still does the job wonderfully.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1169586/my-latest-masking-trial/0_50

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Nice Jive Turkey...looks great. Far too complicated for me though. Not very handy.
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I'm not the handiest of folks myself. Kind of a Klutz, actually. You should have seen some of the bonehead mistakes I made yesterday just trying to do some house painting!

The keys to this working for me, both for effect and finances, was knowing that I wouldn't be satisfied without masking, and paying a signmaker a few dollars to properly put the masking material on the panels. I first tried doing velvet on them with contact cement, and what a mess I made of that! Plus, it's hard to get a crisp edge with velvet. The Protostar product left a very straight edge which makes a lot of difference at the horizontal masking line on the screen.

Keep researching and find what'll work for you one way or the other. Masking makes a lot of difference in the enjoyment level, imho.

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