This premium quality ultra-black velour light absorbing material has a convenient peel-n-stick self-adhesive backing that enables you to easily apply the light absorbing surface wherever it is required.
Typically used to line the interior of a Newtonian telescope's tube for enhanced contrast.
Made in Germany with excellent adhesive qualities and fibre retention.
As a guide, use 1-2x 1m rolls for a six-inch f5 Newtonian, 2-3x 1m rolls for an 8-inch, 3-4x 1m rolls for a 10-inch and 5-6x 1m rolls for a 12-inch.
|Average Rating (22 Reviews): |
Monday, 19 April 2021 | Robert
Good quality flocking, but worth shaking or gently brushing off 'black dust' and using adhesive tape to lift off any light coloured particles before fitting to telescope.
Thursday, 24 December 2020 | Andrew
I thought I may get away with using cheaper self adhesive felt from a craft shop but it was slightly shiney, this flocking is excellent easy to cut and easy to apply.
Great product - deep black
Friday, 23 October 2020 | Colin
Used this to flock a Celestron 6SE. I had issues with oil contamination leeching out from the main mirror tube assembly so had to strip down to put right. This flock has provided an impressive deep black to the inside of the tube - zero shine. I found it straightforward to apply with good adhesion - remember to add a little extra in case it runs off when applying and trim with a scalpel / craft knife. An advantage is that the screw ends are now covered up - small extra gain there.
Thursday, 23 July 2020 | Chris
Excellent service as always.
Saturday, 16 May 2020 | Raymond
Preparation and accuracy are required for long telescope tubes for example 14" F/5. Pre flocking, size up the width of the roll against the tube length then cut required amount of sections. Prior to the doing the job revers roll the flock material and fit elastic bands to hold the reversed rolled flock leave for a few hours this will keep the material in a convenient shape for covering the inside of the tube. It is wise to draw a centre line inside the tube before starting the work. Use this datum line to square up the rolled up section of the flock. Adhesion is very good the release paper is slight nuisance, use a friend to help and shout at. A big difference is noticed.
Thursday, 2 April 2020 | Rodger
A1 service and product from FLO as usual
I bought this to line the inside of a dew shield for Edge HD800 - easy to fit and sticks well - I know it will cut down reflections as it is definitely matt black
Monday, 1 July 2019 | William
Excellent service from FLO. Extremely well packed. No problem with the flocking rolled up short way, I simply unrolled it and put some weight on it until tomorrow when it will be nice and flat. Cannot fault them.
Sunday, 24 March 2019 | Clive
Item arrived on time, Quite easy to apply as long as you are careful not to get air bubbles and keep the roll straight( I followed the seam down the length of the tube). It would have been a help if the flock was rolled the other way with the backing on the outside. The flock seems very difficult to remove once applied,so get your lines right, be patient. Tube looks 100% better, will be trying it out tonight( clouds permitting). Great product.
Friday, 22 February 2019 | Nigella
Bought this product to line the inside of an Orion optics 12inch newtononian I bought second hand. Brilliant flocking and easy enough to use. Does reduce light bouncing inside of tube and makes a difference in contrast for both viewing and imaging.
Thursday, 11 October 2018 | Michael
Because I live on the outskirts of a sizable town, with the usual light pollution issues, and a little fed up booking dark sky accommodation and being at the mercy of the Great British weather, when I first read about flocking it sounded like a good upgrade to my 200P Newtonian. I ordered 3 rolls, which arrived 3 days later. First impressions were good, the flocking material as noticeably darker the tubes interior. Because the material is self adhesive installation was relatively straight forward, I feel it might have been a little easier to install if the material had been rolled with the adhesive side outwards. But needless to say I only used 2 rolls for all of the tube assembly, so it went further than expected. After reassembling and collimating of all mirrors the interior is noticeably darker, and when testing on Albireo the view is sharper and shows a lot more detail (I am able to see more detail of the Andromeda Galaxy). As an affordable, relatively easy and quick upgrade I would totally recommend this flocking material.
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