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    Clarence, I was looking at Piano cloth, what's it normally used for ? I just checked the price of the BK5 and it's very reasonable

    The acrylic paint I used soaks into the cloths and makes them fully light-tight, yet flexible so let me know what you think when you have everything at hand.

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    I'm refurbishing some TP shutters with the Thorlabs BK5 cloth. I think it'll work just fine without any further light proofing, but I figure it's no big deal to paint on the Golden Carbon Black Acrylic paint/water mixture (2+1) I use for bellows repair and touching up Speed Graphic shutters, if needed. Clarence--please let us know about your evaluations--thanks.

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    Hello All,

    It may take a while, but I will write up my findings. Barry, is this the paint you mean?

    http://www.danielsmith.com/Item--i-100-170-003

    What other coatings are people using?

    Cheers,
    Clarence

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    I've been using the thicker paint in a 4 oz tube, but the liquid acrylic version should work fine and it probably doesn't need to be diluted as much with water.

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    The acrylic paint I use sounds the same as Barry's, I don't let it build up on the outside of the cloth rather just in it, it's also excellent for bellows repair. I used some black self adhesive mending cloth on the outside of some badly rotted Graphic bellows, it's so thin than it's almost invisible I'll find the name & make when I'm next in the UK.

    Ian

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    A few years ago (maybe 10?) I bought a roll of shutter cloth, exactly the right stuff - just like the Thornton Picard original - from 'Camera Bellows' in Birmingham (England!). I don't recall it was so very expensive, either. I still have a fair bit of it left.

    HTH

    Steve
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    Hi Clarence - How did you make out with your evaluation of the various cloths? If there is any news then I am sure we would all be glad to hear. The long NT winter is coming - perfect for writing up a summary!

    Best,
    J

    Quote Originally Posted by CRhymer View Post
    Hello All,
    It may take a while, but I will write up my findings. Barry, is this the paint you mean?
    http://www.danielsmith.com/Item--i-100-170-003
    What other coatings are people using?
    Cheers,
    Clarence

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