Black Velour Flocking Material (45cm x 1m / 5m)

Black Velour Flocking Material (45cm x 1m / 5m)

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Model:  flocking-42cmx1m
Part Number:  348-0005

Blacker than the blackest black stuff! :-)

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.

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Worth every penny.
Thursday, 11 October 2018  | 

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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Blacker than...
Monday, 17 September 2018  | 

Great light absorbing flocking material. It really does seem to allow up to a magnitude of difference - literally.


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Sticky back flocking
Friday, 17 August 2018  | 

Did what I expected it to, easy to cut and install.


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Velour flocking
Saturday, 14 July 2018  | 

Excellent product. Terrific prompt service. Good price. First Light provide a brilliant service.


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Black Velour Flocking Material
Monday, 18 June 2018  | 

Well, I thought flocking the inside of my 10inch newtonian would be a nightmare, but paints never gave a very good finish. So I got 2 rolls of this stuff from FLO, and I must say it was easy to fit - I could lift it up and move it around in the tube, press out the air bubbles with the edge of a 12 inch ruler and got to my eye a good fit. The adhesion is superb (I do not know if it cures with time - but it seems like it) and looking down the tube it is a flatter black than the inside of a very old chimney. Superb product - and I will do the same with any other newtonian I get. Top marks FLO!


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Very easy Update
Monday, 30 April 2018  | 

I found the flock material very easy to apply to my 130 Astromaster and the adhesive backing worked very well. Unable to comment on contrast improvements as no clear nights.


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Flocking on a C90
Wednesday, 20 December 2017  | 

This paper did a great job on the baffle reflections in my Celestron C90.

I made a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPFZbqbjbP0


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Flock or not to flock??
Wednesday, 28 June 2017  | 

Excellent product - sticky enough to grab a carbon fibre tube but easy to reposition until you get it just right - then smooth down and after 20 mins its really stuck down well. Quality product - doesn't stretch or shed fibres. See the difference it makes here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/113316085@N05/34754697434/in/album-72157663274320360/


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Its really dark in there now !!!
Saturday, 12 November 2016  | 

I bought 3 rolls for my Meade SN10, but only used 2 – I removed everything from the tube & cleaned it with 50/50 IPA & water – I decided to be daring and do it in 2 – the 1st complete role I aligned the 1M edge to the front of the tube and went around – I cocked up a little; after going all the way around there was a ½” gap at the front, however, it went on smooth, with no bumps – The 2nd piece I removed about 2.5 from the long edge – overlapped it slightly with the first piece, and again went around the tube – I got a crease in that one, but was able to remove and reapply (3 times) without destroying anything - that one, eventually, was totally square to the tube, also with no bumps; then finally: the strip I cut from the 2nd piece I used to tidy up the front edge (the gap), and put some around the opening of the focuser – once complete the cat decided to hide inside the tube and coated it with her fur !!!! – managed to removed them all in minutes with one of those sticky lint roller thingies ! – Very Happy with the Result !!!
(note/hint: to make the roll workable roll it “felt side in” around a broom handle several times until it stops curling up on itself)


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Incredibly dark
Tuesday, 8 December 2015  | 

I bought this material to flock my 12" Orion optics telescope, the difference is so obvious and the quality is extremely good, highly recommend indeed.
First light optics gives an excellent service.


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