|Average Rating (12 Reviews): |
Monday, 17 September 2018 | Robert
Great light absorbing flocking material. It really does seem to allow up to a magnitude of difference - literally.
Friday, 17 August 2018 | Philip
Did what I expected it to, easy to cut and install.
Saturday, 14 July 2018 | Frank
Excellent product. Terrific prompt service. Good price. First Light provide a brilliant service.
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Monday, 18 June 2018 | Barry
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!
Monday, 30 April 2018 | John
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.
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 | Graham
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
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 | David
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/
Its really dark in there now !!!
Saturday, 12 November 2016 | Peter
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)
Tuesday, 8 December 2015 | Tamader
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.
Thursday, 19 September 2013 | Andrew
I used two rolls (from FLO) to partially flock my 12" Skywatcher 300 PDS. I knew I'd have some bare sections so I painted out with blackboard paint from a local DIY shop first. The flocking was enough to cover all light paths around the focuser and primary. It does leave a section of bare tube about 60cm long in the centre but looking through the focuser this is not visible. There are measuring guides on the paper side so it is easy to cut into strips to line the tube, there is also a shortish cure time so you have maybe 10 minutes to reposition a section if needed. My tube has gone from Skywatcher Dark Grey to a solid black.
In terms of contrast even in my light polluted garden there is marked difference in reflected and unwanted light both visually and photographically. However, even with my monster OTA I still have to use a light shield to keep out strong direct LP from neighbour's bathrooms and a local lamp post, but even without this the flocking does a much better good job of reducing reflected light than the standard finish. At dark sites where I don't use the light shield there is a slight but still observable difference in contrast making DSOs and fainter stars more visible.
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