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Yep. Obviously, you are willing to travel across the border and pick that thing up. I wouln't hesitate if I where you. There isn't much option in getting the thing repaired, though. You CANNOT REPAIR a Stewart screen. This is due to the nature of the way that the screen is created and works. My screen paints are of the same nature. If oyu screw up when laying it down, you have to re-paint the ENTIRE surface. Considering the prices of the paints, in comparison to the equivalents in the screen world (in quality available), that's not too bad at all. Somewhere in a 5-1, to 10-1 price difference, depending on your viewpoint.
Since I have been learning exactly how to formulate this stuff, and how to lay it down... It has come to my direct attention that faults in a screen are not really noticable, depending entirely on the LOCATION of the damage. Ask the person directly WHERE the scratches are on the screen material. If they are in the upper quadrant, and you get no DIRECT reflection from your chosen projector type and placement.. then you are perfectly fine, you will never see the flaws in the material. If you are in direct line with the projecting device...in the reflective 'zone'.. ie, mirror like conditions, you will see the flaws.
There is an area in the surface of the screen where the light you deal with is primarily of a reflective-diffusive nature (the center of the screen with a cieling mount projector, and diffusive-reflective, which is araound that area, ie the sides of the screen, and primarily (due to the fact that you are sitting,and some screens are higher up on the wall) the top of the screen.
Don't buy it if the scratches are in the center area, or in the center area, near the bottom. In this case, it is primarily reflective, and the damage to the screen WILL show itself, constantly.
[This message has been edited by KBK (edited 04-02-2001).]
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