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Much as I am aware this message might ruffle some feathers and upset people, it is not it's intention. However, I think my experiences with KBK's goo product are at least worth consideration when thinking of buying the product.


Let me say firstly that I have absolutely no doubt about the authenticity of other people's glowing recommendations for the product. I am broadly speaking impressed with the product and were it not for problems applying it, I'm sure I would be absolutely thrilled with it's performance.


Sadly though, I DID have problems with it's application because I am clearly not skilled enough for the job. I followed the instructions laid out on the website to the best of my abilities applying two coats of primer and two of topcoat to a sheet of MDF that I had purchased. I thinned the paint as suggested, mixed thoroughly with drill attachment and applied using fresh rollers for each coat. Unfortunately though, despite my best efforts I still ended up with an uneven application of the product (I believe the instructions refer to evenness of application as being critical and I can't endorse this enough!).


Obviously, I am not experienced in doing this sort of thing (painted walls around the home but that's about it) and I again have no doubts that a more skilled user could have got much better results than I did but the implication is that anyone following the instructions who broadly speaking has control of their own limbs, should be able to apply this product succesfully. Having filled the criteria I have to say that both of my attempts to paint the screen were significantly less than perfect.


I am using the screen though and it is does help lower the black levels of my AE100 (and it can certainly do with the help) in my relatively high ambient light room. It also shows a marked gain increase against a test piece painted with just the matte primer. Unfortunately though this gain isn't uniform across the whole screen and this is due to the problems mentioned above.


So I guess the conclusion really is that it's an interesting product that achieves potentially great results, but for me, the average guy looking to build my own screen with the product, it proved more difficult to apply than I expected. As a result I feel disappointed with my screen and will have to do something soon to replace it.


It is testimony to the product though that I think my replacement will be another goo screen, sprayed, by someone who knows what they are doing :)
 

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Well, we back what we sell. Shoot me an email, and we will see about getting a good pricing for the product the second time around.
 

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Popeckia IMO next time you should spray. Believe me I'm no Rembrant with the brush or roller. But I think I did a decent job with the sprayer.


I recently posted my results and steps in painting with Goo in this thread
 

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pop, hope your results are better the next time round. One thing that I have learned with applying gain increasing paints is that eveness of application is extremely important. It's easy to think and paint along the lines of standard satin house paint which we are all experienced in, but when it comes to specialised coatings a different approach is required.

Spraying would definately be the way to go, but there is also a few tricks to remember to get Ken's goo to work at maximum effectiveness.

Go back on some previous threads relating to this or ask Ken to give you a brief run down of the do's and don'ts.


Good Luck.
 
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