Originally Posted by fcastle
Unless I am blind, I cannot find any post that explains the best way to stretch the dual spandex screen into the tracks. In the BOC threads, there is the "canvas stretch" where you make a diamond pattern and continue working your way from the center of each side to the edges while alternating sides. Are people doing the same with the spandex and spline in some way? I thought I had read somewhere where one fellow attached one whole long side then stretched it to the opposite long end. What was not answered is how the side-to-side was stretched.
Sorry if this has been answered but I just could not find it.
I have watched just a few non-calibrated movies on my 8350 projected onto a temporary black out cloth screen in living room mode and LOVE IT. Anyone else running an 8350 with spandex? If so, what spandex combo did you do and what color mode did you run? I have a light-controlled room (no exterior light at all) but have a white ceiling and white wall cabinet unit behind the screen.
I don't know what the exact method for stretching spandex is, but here's what I did (and you need a few extra hands (I had some friends and brothers over - i offered them free beers lol).
1) start on the longest sides (top and bottom of screen). i place a 1x2 8ft long stud. rolled it up, and i had two guys on each side stretching it at the same time. this makes sure both my top and bottom of screen are evenly stretched. then we rolled it into the groove and apply spline.
2) now we work on the shorter sides (left and right of screen). do the exact same thing. place 1x2 on spandex, rolled it and stretch both sides at same time to make sure the spandex is evenly stretch. then rolled spandex into grooves, but once you get near the corners you want to stretch the corners a little bit. then apply spline.
Again, you need a few extra hands to do this.