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post #1 of 12
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Greetings from yesteryear (for those that don't recognize me). After two heart attacks, a bunch of fancy embedded metal around my heart, and three years of working on my basement part-time, it's finally done. And even though I had all but given up hope on using my AE700 on the suspiciously flat wall space that I designed into it, the wife (imagine!) thinks we should still use it.

Who am I to resist?

So I've got about a 12' throw, which according to the fancy calculator at Projector Central will give me a projected image size of about 80" wide, 45" high, with a 91" diagonal, and smack in the center of the green zone for image brightness for low ambient light, which describes the space (mid-basement, windows all have shades, but the walls are a light tan.)

So what should I put up and use. I can probably spend $100-ish without setting off alarms, and I actually do have lots of paint left over from the "good ol' days", although I'm not sure what the state-of-the-art is hereabouts now. I've got a Wagner HVLP thingie, still in the box.

Commence...

Edit: I hasten to add that, although I'm not opposed to painting the wall, I'd prefer to paint a piece of material or fabric/frame. Capisce?
post #2 of 12
Mr "P" !!!!

Great to have ya back amongst us!

So OK...what paints do you still posses?

The Panny 700 was a staple "back in the day", and as you are well aware, the paint apps that were developed back then were specifically designed to augment the PJ's strengths and offset their weaknesses.

To start, painting onto a $13.00 sheet of Thrifty White Hardboard as your substrate is your best / least expensive option.

Next, you need gain, so that Hoary old standard, RS-MaxxMudd LL is ideally suited for you and yours.

That's all Brother....don't want to get the palpitations goin'!
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thrifty White Hardboard. Wasn't that your old CB handle?

And whatever I can find on-hand, I'm sure it isn't the right stuff. But isn't that just the life of the DIY screen builder, eh?

Delta Gleams Metallic Silver, for starters.
post #4 of 12
Actually...your best substrate option in chicagoland is the 1/4 inch melanmie hardboard from menards. 49x97. And just $24.
post #5 of 12
Actually...your best substrate option in chicagoland is the 1/4 inch melanmie hardboard from menards. 49x97. And just $24.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
I figured you were going to get me goin' on Sintra again, Pete! Glad you're still around. What say you to my dilemma?
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
And all the Melamine is $4 off at Menards until the 17th. Any reason to upgrade to the 1/2", stability / flatness, etc?
post #8 of 12
Stick with 1/4 inch. Its for the vary reasons you mentioned that I prefer it over twh. The 1/2 inch is just weight overkill.
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
OK, so here's what I've got:
Behr White Opal Pearlescent - 1/2 qt
Behr UPW - most of a qt
Minwax Poly Clear Satin - 1/2 qt
Delta Gleams Metallic Silver - at least 30 oz
Delta Gleams White Pearl - about 8 oz

Plus a good dozen assorted little Delta bottles of a variety of colors

And a good fat tube of Winsor & Newton Galeria Phthalo Green

If I toss it all together, it'll be shiny grey, I suspect.

So for RS-MaxxMudd LL v2.1, would a combination of the Behr WOP and Gleams White Pearl be a reasonable substitute for the 20 oz Rusty Metallic Accents White Pearl?

And would the Delta Gleams Metallic Silver work in place of the 10 oz of Liquitex Basics Silver?

Is this a "hold my beer and watch this" moment?

And should I roll this vs using the HVLP, or a toss-up?
post #10 of 12
OK....,

First off, RS-MM LL is no "Model T" More like a vintage MGB-GT. Lot's of fun....simple to drive....makes you feel like you have more going for you than you thought.

You betcha, you have all the ingredients to make original RS-MaxxMudd LL, and below is a High Gain version. With it, RS- MM LL just put on a Jaguar XKE's skin. eek.gif

24 oz. Behr White Opal Pearlescent - Delta White Pearl (16 / 8)
14 oz. Delta Gleams Metallic Silver
16 oz. Behr 1850 Ultra Pure White - Flat

16 oz. Minwax Polycrylic - Satin finish
26 oz. distilled/tap water

100 oz total (3+ quarts)

Take two Aspirins for Blood thinning and Spray away over a white primed surface.

.......................can you even drink beer? confused.gif
post #11 of 12
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OK....,

First off, RS-MM LL is no "Model T" More like a vintage MGB-GT. Lot's of fun....simple to drive....makes you feel like you have more going for you than you thought.

You betcha, you have all the ingredients to make original RS-MaxxMudd LL, and below is a High Gain version. With it, RS- MM LL just put on a Jaguar XKE's skin. eek.gif

24 oz. Behr White Opal Pearlescent - Delta White Pearl (16 / 8)
14 oz. Delta Gleams Metallic Silver
16 oz. Behr 1850 Ultra Pure White - Flat

16 oz. Minwax Polycrylic - Satin finish
26 oz. distilled/tap water

100 oz total (3+ quarts)

Take two Aspirins for Blood thinning and Spray away over a white primed surface.

.......................can you even drink beer? confused.gif

I CAN drink anything. I choose to drink wine and my homemade margaritas. Summer gets some Mai Tais, and Bloody Marys in football season.

How is this sprayed? Just thin, even coats, 17 duster coats, or what? I'm fixin' to start mixin'.

P
post #12 of 12
Thinly applied in even Duster Coat style.

5-6 coats.
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