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 (15 Reviews): |
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!
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/
Read all 15 customer reviews...