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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:03 PM

Just been asked by a church if it's possible to repair the white surface of a projector screen?
It's an old pull out style screen which they've managed to drop and crumple the fabric - so cracking the white coating.
(It's a front projection screen)

as it measures almost 4 metres wide I guess it'll cost a lot to replace it. They're not too fussed about the the resultant picture quality - but it does need to be decent, and importantly still capable of being rolled up afterwards.

anyone know of a company that would do such a repair?
or know of a cheap source of large screens?

Large projection isn't something I deal with myself so any advice on options appreciated

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:33 PM

View Poststevep, on 02 June 2012 - 07:03 PM, said:

Just been asked by a church if it's possible to repair the white surface of a projector screen?
It's an old pull out style screen which they've managed to drop and crumple the fabric - so cracking the white coating.
(It's a front projection screen)

as it measures almost 4 metres wide I guess it'll cost a lot to replace it. They're not too fussed about the the resultant picture quality - but it does need to be decent, and importantly still capable of being rolled up afterwards.

anyone know of a company that would do such a repair?
or know of a cheap source of large screens?

Large projection isn't something I deal with myself so any advice on options appreciated

cheers

Slightly different approach, if it's applicable to the church - at my church we have a large (4m) screen which we got 2nd hand from a pub which was absolutely filthy and covered in silly string. What we found was the fabric in these large screens is actually twice or three times longer than you need, so we were able to chop off the bottom half of the fabric, re-attach the base pole thingy so it remained taught, then retract it and voila.

Don't suppose this would work for yours? (If the screen was extended to the length they usually use and it dropped and got crumpled, is there more length on the roll?)

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:15 PM

Unfortunately not in this case - went to see it today and it's hit right in the middle.
Don't suppose that pub had another one!

this screen is canvas backed with white paint on the front - they've nothing to loose so they might try sanding down the break then some acrylic paint (thinking the acrylic paint will cope with rolling up?)

otherwise all I can suggest is watching ebay. can but hope

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Slightly different approach, if it's applicable to the church - at my church we have a large (4m) screen which we got 2nd hand from a pub which was absolutely filthy and covered in silly string. What we found was the fabric in these large screens is actually twice or three times longer than you need, so we were able to chop off the bottom half of the fabric, re-attach the base pole thingy so it remained taught, then retract it and voila.

Don't suppose this would work for yours? (If the screen was extended to the length they usually use and it dropped and got crumpled, is there more length on the roll?)

Peter
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:40 PM

View Poststevep, on 05 June 2012 - 09:15 PM, said:

Unfortunately not in this case - went to see it today and it's hit right in the middle.
Don't suppose that pub had another one!

this screen is canvas backed with white paint on the front - they've nothing to loose so they might try sanding down the break then some acrylic paint (thinking the acrylic paint will cope with rolling up?)

otherwise all I can suggest is watching ebay. can but hope

Ah, that's a shame.

No, I doubt the pub have another one unfortunately - they were doing a refurb and the old screen didn't quite reach it as far as the big skip outside...!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:50 AM

If you are thinking about panting then possibly some screen goo from flints might be a good option, cover the whole thing so it is at least even.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:25 PM

If a screen surface is knackered, its knackered, The only sensible option is to replace it as a repair allthough technically possible would cost more than a new unit. By all means try painting it, but its highly unlikely it will offer a decent enough surface that doesnt crack and flake fairly quickly. if you want a cost effective solution look at a manual "Elite" screen as they offer fairly large size units at a affordable price.

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