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Anywhere online sell cheap blackout material?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by stormywhether, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. stormywhether

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    Looking to buy some to cover up my goddamn windows.

    Would need the velcro to attach to the frame as well.

    Anyone got any ideas? What sort of price do you pay?

    I don't want to go down the blackout blinds route - too pricey I figure.

    Cheers all!

    Stormy
     
  2. cyberheater

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    We should have a blackout blind/cloth faq.

    Anyway, here in Scotland we have Remnant King which do blackout material quite cheap. Somewhere between 3-4 quid a linear metre.

    For velcro; try Homebase for industrial strength stuff. And use a hotmelt gun to affix the velcro to the blackout material. Easy peasy.
     
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    A hotmelt gun?!?! Doesn't velcro come with adhesive?!

    I sure don't possess either!

    Remnant King eh? Sounds like the name of a top-shelf publisher!
     
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    You'll find the velcro adhesive isn't really that strong and will struggle to bind to fabric material. The hotglue gun can be bought for 10 quid or less or you can use staples.
     
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    bet you wish you had a celler for your PC room. no windows cooler and quieter :)
     
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    Re: the hotgun - I'm sure the missus would be delighted to see her window frame spattered with staples!! Cheers for the tip tho.

    And thanks for rubbing it in Mirablo. I bet your cellar is nice and cool this time of year as well, eh?

    Do you mind if we all bring our DVDs round to watch at your gaff?
     
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    John Lewis always seems to have blackout material in store, can't remmeber the price as I haven't bought any in quite some time.
     
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    You only need the hotgun for the fabric. The normal adhesive on the velcro is okay for windows etc...

    It's bloody murder keeping all this stuff misses friendly isn't it!

    If I had it my way, I'd just paint over the windows, cover the whole room with thick black velvet and install a beer fridge in the living room.

    I pitched this to the Internal finance and decorating sub-committee (which sadly I have no power over) and it got rejected :(

    My next house will definitely have a dedicated theater room :)
     
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    Cyberheater, brilliant, i know exactly what you mean, just manged to convince my girlfriend that we need a projector and she has agreed :D now trying to source a 'stealth' screen so as not to 'mess' the living room up. Glue gun and velcro sounds a great idead just need to find black out cloth now. Oh yeah and a a pj
     
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    ch - I'm confused! What do I need the gun for if the velcro is good for sticking the material to a window frame?

    Bear in mind you're speaking to someone with as much home cinema experience as your average deluded 4 year-old.
     
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    Stormywhether you need the gun to stick the velcro to the fabric as the adhesive that is on the back of the velcro will not stick very well to the fabric. You will find that as you go to remove the blind from the window the velcro will stay attached and it will be the adhesive to the fabric that has come undone :confused:
     
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    I hear ya, my man - thanks for clarifiying.

    So I should be able to get a hotmelt gun from Homebase? How much are they?

    Anyone fancy selling me one cheap? Can't imagine I'll have much call for it after purchase!

    We should have a hotmelt gun chain going on!
     
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    Got my glue gun from B&Q the other week with 6 glue sticks for £8.50ish. It is amazing what else you find to use it on as the glue does stick a lot of things and bonds very quick, or is it just the fact that my girlfriend keeps pushing DIY my way :rolleyes:
     

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