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stretch fabric for LEDs

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by Daveslights, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Daveslights

    Daveslights Member

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    Hey All!
    I'm looking for the best (and cheapest) fabric to light with LEDs. I've heard of using white spandex, has anyone used that and where can you get it? and then how to you attach it to truss?

    thanks!
     
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    Are you looking for these? Or these? Either way, Rose Brand is usually my first choice for soft goods.
     
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    I have used White spandex tubes. I dont know where it was purchased since the TD got it. Im working in a theatre (we use these for concerts) so we are not using truss, but. We tie it to the elc. the tube have loops at the top and bottom. Then we make a sling type piece and put it on a stage weight, and raise the elc. We have S4 Pars at the bottom with color scoller. They work great, Love em.

    Also we have triangle shape but have yet to use them. I do know that they have grommet points for tie.

    Hope this helps
     
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    Once again I'll reccomend the miracle fabric Tricot. It's kinda like spandex but cheaper. usuall not availible in as many colors usually black, white and ecru. attaching it is as easy as attaching some velcro tabs to loop over a metal frame. You can get it almost any place you can buy fabric which,. inheirently, makes it cheaper than anything you can get at Rose Brand
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    I think I've asked you this before, Van, but just in case: Is the Tricot you buy IFR, or do you treat it yourself? I've never seen a certificate at my local JoAnn Fabrics, but they do carry tricot, or similar, for $3.99/yd.
     
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    That is of primary importance. Any material used for a performance must be flame retardant.
     
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    Oh Yes I treat it myself. Since I, as well have never inquired as to it's IFR-ness.
     
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    can you elaborate on supplies/technique?

    PM me if it goes against TOS
     
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    Rosco Flamex, best thing in the world. Instructions are right on the bottle. Just make sure to mix it properly or you can wind up with some odd discolorations. I'm going to go searching a bit as well and see if I can't find out the fire properties, I could just be wasting my time and money treating all that stuff, but better safe than sorry.
     
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    You paint everything 4mil thick? That's pretty thick...
     
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    :confused:?????? Whut ?
     
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    Charc didn't know what a mil was.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Whether he did or not, (and I'm guessing he does, or he wouldn't have said "...that's pretty thick..."), where, in this thread, did he infer an indication of how think Van paints things?
     
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    soundlight Well-Known Member

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    Rosco website refers to the thickness of 4 mils when describing the application of Flamex P50 (which may or may not be the type that Van uses for this material) to surfaces with a brush.

    And 4/1000s of an inch is thick?
     

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