Originally Posted by ajstan99
Thanks, DrNegative - glad you were able to find (and resurrect) this thread. Does the velcro interfere with the roll-up of the screen or create waves? It seems more convenient than the clips, so I'm tempted to try it.
Well, since I just needed a top mask only, I noticed that the yardstick structure would slide perfectly into the crease that the screen comes out of the casing, (so i made it a little wider to take advantage) because of this, I only needed a small 1" x 1" square of industrial strength Velcro at the bottom corners on each side to stabilize it where it meets the top of the projected picture. I have tested it by retracting it in and out several times and so far it is still working great with the Velcro. For the bottom, I simply used the additional black velvet cloth, made a long Velcro strip at the bottom along the screen's rod, and I turn the electric motor with the remote until it is aligned with the bottom of the picture, using the screen's factory strip as my bottom border, with the cloth as a drape. Works perfectly, takes me about 2-3 minutes to setup for a 2.40:1 film, but to me its worth it.
I also used the soft fuzzy side of the Velcro on the screen's side to help decrease the chance of wrinkles or creases happening.
This was just a risk I was willing to take, but your office clips idea also worked fine too.