Originally Posted by CZ Eddie
I did the N8.0 with 4:1 ratio mix with the clear.
Not super impressed. I've got a faint red push now. And my blacks are crushing. I can't quite get the white balance correct.
Brightness setting works fine. But contrast.... it's just not giving me the level of detail I had with the High Power, plain BOC or Killz2 screens.
The depth of image was pretty incredible while the paint was drying. And it's still there somewhat, 48 hours later. But I'm probably going to look in a different direction. Glad it was only ~$25.
Btw, it did help slightly with the sunlight.
Sorry to hear that. For certain the defining limitation of "under $50.00" set the stage for the end results.
It's painfully obvious to you by now that unless a paint application employs significant gain AND ambient light rejection properties, It's not going to come close to giving you the satisfaction you want.
Unless there is an excessive amount of lumens available to overcome such, Grays are going to attenuate (crush) whites, and unless they are absolutely dead on neutral, push Red (very common) or Blue (less common..easier to deal with...)
Of course, a few other things go into making your end results what they are.
Throw distance (...never related that...)
Screen size (...that either...)
Both are items that a screen like a HP would be chosen to help with. so sending a "Gray w/Poly" to try to carry the load and compare against a HP is a stretch of no small length.
You still have viable options that come in many hundreds of dollars less than another HP. Silver Fire 3.0 sprayed is not going to come up short for you.
This thread, your specified request, and the results are tied to my having attempted to offer you the specific advice requested instead of droning on about Silver Fire as always. But it was a hedge against known performance standards to comply with a specific choice/financial limits.
I regret having done that as much as you seem to.
While I cannot undo the paint already applied, I can offer you this. If you decide to continue with painting, and want to try Silver Fire, I send you 4 oz of the SF Colorant to save you the expense and trouble of sourcing and mixing the stuff. You'll have to get the Reflective and Viscosity ingredients.
Let me know, and we'll salvage that BOC Screen and make if "Mo Bedder" fer ya!