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post #1 of 4 Old 12-12-2014, 05:25 PM - Thread Starter
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Help - 1 inch tear in brand new screen :( - recommendations? Will it spread?

My dad and I were raising the screen to mount it, but it slipped and his fingernail scratched it when he was attempting to catch it. I haven't put a movie on yet, but I prefer to fix this thing now before the mounting is finalized. Its a brand new elite screen 120 inch sable frame from Rakuten - so bummed

What do yall think? Should I worry about the tear eventually getting bigger and ruining the experience? its in the bottom left corner so shouldn't be noticeable to begin with.

I was thinking a small one inch piece of paper behind the screen and gently applying scotchtape. Is there any material/tape specific for these types of situations? Should I apply tape directly to the back over the tear from spreading?
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I would consider maybe putting some type of tape on the back side, I would probably apply it directly and maybe try to smooth it out from the front side closing the gap. That or I'm sure Elite would have a recomendation
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Call the manufacturer, they may be able to provide you with new screen material at a much reduce price since the frame is probably the most expensive part. If nothing else you will know what it will cost to rescreen it when you get tired of looking at the mark.. and believe me, you will notice it as you know it is there...
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Contacted EliteScreens, this is what they sent :
There is no repair for the material. You will need to purchase a replacement material, unless you’d want to try to paint over the scratch. I really don’t know what type of paint is used to coat the viewing portion of the surface. You’d just have to find something comparable to the matte finish of the screen.

Well, for now, I fired up a movie, and completely forgot it was there! I'm 12 ft away, so not even noticeable when there's an image. What I'm going to do is keep an eye on the tear and make sure it stays as small as it is. If it gets bigger, I'm going to apply tape directly to the back of it. Next, I'll do the paint thing.

Anyone else had a similar problem/issue w/ a screen tear?
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