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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Flocking
Monday, 1 July 2019  | 

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.


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Flocking Done
Sunday, 24 March 2019  | 

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.


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Flocking material
Friday, 22 February 2019  | 

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.


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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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