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    I'm moving a just got rid of a bunch of Duvetyne..
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    if I were you - I'd go downtown to the garment district and get a roll of thick plasticized black cloth... or regular black cloth and then sandwich it with a layer of black cloth...

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    I usually just find a fabric store and start looking for black fabric. Hold them up to the light -- if you can see light through them it's too thin.

    You can also ask the people working there -- in my experience, they know their stuff. Most of them use what they sell and know their inventory very well. Tell them what you're looking for and how you're going to use it. Odds are all you'll need to do is tell them you're looking for black drapery fabric and they'll point you right to it.

    Ed
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    If you choose to purchase fabric from a lighting supply place make sure to get commando cloth instead of Duvetyne as the Duv is designed to black out sets, not stray light. Commando has a tighter weave. It's probably cheaper than curtain material at a fabric shop- 56" x running foot costs about $8.

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    Joanne Fabrics has blackout cloth. It's a large chain. Try the Yellow pages.
    Good luck,

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    I bought some blackout cloth that is white and is lightproof. I think it is used as the backing of drapes usually. I don't remember the actual cost, but possibly $8 yd @ 54" wide.

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    Why not builders supply for the thick black plastic used for below grade foundation wrap?

    I know of a guy who covered up a walk out patio door with the stuff.
    Two layers of this plastic were needed to block enough light to allow him to process sheet filom in trays while the sun was out and shining on the window.
    my real name, imagine that.

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    Filmtools, Inc. in Burbank sells 16-oz Duvetyne (which they list as "AKA commando cloth') for $7.85/yd in 54" width, cut to length. You might want to call and ask them how opaque it is; I have some, and it is really black in reflection, but I can't vouch for the opacity.

    You may also find that black poly backed up with Duvetyne is both light-and cost-effective; the poly is cheap but may develop pinholes, but the cloth should easily soak up whatever comes through a tiny hole if the layers are not in close contact.

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    Get a box of contractor grade garbage bags and a roll of Gorrilla duct tape. Lay one open bag on top of another (one single bag isn't lightproof, two are), and make panels by taping them around the edges with duct tape. Make them as big as you want by taping the panels together.

    You can also get some brass grommets and make a strip for hanging it on nails along the top, like a shower curtain.

    It'd probably would have been cheaper to get some gardening plastic and use that, but I had problems finding it here in the big city.

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