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post #1 of 3 Old 12-10-2001, 04:23 PM - Thread Starter
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Greetings,

I inherited a hand-me-down screen from a friend -- a Stewart VideoMatte 200 with the wall frame. The screen is in great shape, but it was stored for a week or two rolled around a PVC pipe after my friend removed it from his installation. This has introduced a couple of wrinkles in the screen.

The wrinkles were quite large at first, but since getting the screen in tension on the frame, they've almost disappeared.

Note the word: "almost". :) I'm wondering if there's any method for removing the last vestiges of wrinkled-ness.

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Take a heat gun, or super good hair dryer, and heat over the wrinkles. Think of the heat gun as a can of spray paint. Do not hold heat gun in one place for too long and keep making slow strokes. Also... over stroke about 12 inches on side of problem areas. It is best to heat both the front and back of screen fabric. The wrinkles will not improve as heat is applied. The wrinkles get better after material cools back down to room temp. You may have to repeat the heat process a few times. The above does not work every time.... but, is worth a try.

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Thanks, Don! I do happen to have a heat gun, so I'll give it a whirl. Not a huge disaster if it doesn't work, since I think I will probably replace the screen fabric with your new DLP-specific material when the time comes.

Also, what cleaners are allowable on the screen? It has a few spots of dirt.

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--Mike

PS: Thanks a bunch for your suggestions on proper setup of the Sharp 9000. The Gamma setting made all the difference.

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