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 (18 Reviews): |
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.
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.
Black Velour Flocking Material
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!
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