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After weeks of looking into DIY methods and screenshots till my head was spinning the clear winner is the PARKLAND material.


Easy to get, clean, smooth, standard, decent gain, easy to work with, possible light reflection potential and many many happy customers.


Read all 39 pages as fast as I could and its clearly a winning DIY material.


Thanks to RLEV for answering my initial questions and turning me on to possible rear reflecting ideas.


My idea is to use aluminum foil on the backside covered by a black back board to stop all light from going through.


When I get the material I will be posting pictures showing how translucent the material is.


If may or may not be and we will know tomorrow when I get my practice sheet.
 

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When I get the material I will be posting pictures showing how translucent the material is.

The Parkland is not what most people would call translucent. I gave it

the flashlight test and it is the equivalent of about 7-8 sheets of 20lb

copier paper. It does pass light, so it is not true "light blocker" like

BO cloth, but it blocks all but a small percentage of the light.


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The Parkland is not what most people would call translucent. I gave it

the flashlight test and it is the equivalent of about 7-8 sheets of 20lb

copier paper. It does pass light, so it is not true "light blocker" like

BO cloth, but it blocks all but a small percentage of the light.


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I am no expert in the field - but a flashlight through only 8 sheets of paper is quite a large amount of light if you factor in 3 CRT guns shooting at the screen over an 8-10 area at 1000 lumens.


Having heard this I can only assume the Parkland would indeed reflect back something if a reflective substrate was used.


I also assume it must pass thru and back thereby reducing the amount projected light back...BUT...why let any light go to waste?


I for one will try aluminum foil rather than paint because the paint is $$$.
 
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