Da-lite High Contrast Screen Mark Repair?

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  1. Donnacha

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    Hi,

    I recently bought a Countour Electrol 92" Dalite Hight Contrast screen from audimushroom on here for a great price - thanks again!!

    However it does have a rather distinctive mark in the middle of the screen (I knew this at time of buying). On close inspection it looks like the reflective surface has been scratched off, with a white non-reflective surface underneath. When not in use you barely notice the mark, but once a bright image (particularly a scene with white) shines on it you see it clearly, as it does not reflect any light.

    Although I can live with it, I was wondering is there anyway that this small mark can be covered up to be somewhat reflective, so its not as bad or is all hope gone? Maybe there's a little paint I could put on there that would help it reflect a bit more!

    Any advice anyone?

    Cheers:thumbsup:
     
  2. AV Nik

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    Hi Donnacha,
    If the surface is glass beaded, I doubt you will be able to repair it.
    I've heard of a few attempts to repair this type of surface but none have been successful.
    If the screen was new, I would have send it back for a full refund/exchange or maybe ask if the surface can be replaced?.
    When you bought the screen, although you knew there was a mark on the surface, was it sold to you as 'un-noticeable'? If so, you may have a right to return the product. If there was no mention of how the mark affected the projection, you may have purchased a return/faulty/damaged screen in which case you have no legal argument. In this case, this screen should have been sold as 'Faulty' (spares or repairs).

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Donnacha

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    Hi Nok,

    thanks for the response. It was fully known to me the extent of the mark on the screen, so I've no qualms there. Really I was just wondering if anything could be done to at least make it less noticeable, as I suspect if it was repairable the previous owner would have done so.

    I don't think its glass-beaded (can I tell?). Its a matte-white, high contrast screen. Maybe some reflective paint they use for road signs would work ....or tipex!! ;)
     

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