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post #21 of 82 Old 10-11-07, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Good Reasons for going slow...

Well this is a perfect example of not rushing that's for sure!

The main ingredient was discontinued. Mech went looking for some and couldn't find the one gallon buckets and when the website was checked, that part number was nowhere to be found. I've been talking to the company for two days now, at first they weren't sure if it was discontinued or not, but today they called back and said it was. So that's bad news.

Somewhat better news is they said there is an new product that looks to be essentially the same thing. I spoke to their engineers for about an hour, so I'll go pick some up, hopefully this weekend.

That is hopeful, but means I have to test it from stage one again. It should go faster now though since I won't have to mess around with making all the samples and go straight to 4:1 through 6:1 test panels. It is listed as both roll able and spray able, but I'm not sure if the Wagner Control Spray is really the recommended unit. They don't recommend thinning it any more than it already is. Wagner does make sprayers design to spray latex paint that isn't thinned, but I really don't want to go the route of recommending a totally different sprayer. That isn't the goal to make this more complicated and expensive. I will test out the Control Spray though for those that already have one.

So in that sense, I am glad I didn't rush this out and name everything or it would have been a big disappointment since the original medium is no longer made. It's still out there in stores, but when the inventory is gone, it's gone. Let's hope the replacement is the same and works as well.

Also, this still needs color balance testing and if it is off I already figured out how to resolve that. It's just a matter of making sure the new stuff works.

I'll keep everyone informed, this isn't a closed topic yet.

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Re: 'Pigment' Free Gray- a New Gray

Any updates?
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Re: 'Pigment' Free Gray- a New Gray

And any off axis shots to share yet. Just would like to see how it performs off to the side.
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Re: 'Pigment' Free Gray- a New Gray

Well, If you'd like I would be more than willing to look locally as well. If so, just let me know what to look for.
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Re: 'Pigment' Free Gray- a New Gray

Me as well, my screen progress is currently on suspend.
And I am already growing tired of my kilz2 primer screen.
Let me know if you'd like to spare some of your current mix for some $.
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Re: 'Pigment' Free Gray- a New Gray

I'm going to make another call to the company, I am finding the base everywhere I go around here. Either there is a ton of it in stock still, or it could be a regional thing, or as Jim found out it could depend on state codes and zonings.

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Re: 'Pigment' Free Gray- a New Gray

wbassett....that's why I offered my help. If it is in supply all around me(I have tons of H.D.'s, S.W.'s, T.V.'s, etc.) that could help you guys, no?
So I will throw it out again as it seems my first offer was taken as a slight or something.
If you wish to tell me what base to look for I'd be more than willing to look.

I appreciate all the work you guys are doing and the Winter Mist has been great, but if I can help why not.
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Re: 'Pigment' Free Gray- a New Gray

Hey all,

As I am ramping up having my projection wall repainted due to a 3 hour water leak, I am extremely interested in this possibility. As it stands, I was looking at Winter Mist/Mountian, but this looks awesome!

I completely understand the desire for all of the testing, etc. before giving product names, but I am more than willing to do a little leg work searching for the base. I live in Atlanta, if that helps.

Thanks for all the work you guys do - I am learning a ton!
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yeah told ya mech! I'll probably be replacing my screen too.

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post #30 of 82 Old 12-04-07, 10:58 PM
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I may be wrong, but I assume this can be rolled on a sheet of DW laminate? That is what I have now still rolled up in the box, or should I be returning this and using something else for a 101" screen?
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