Flocking a little 32mm plossl

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Hardwarezone
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Flocking a little 32mm plossl

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Reflective surfaces causes stray light to bounce to the eyepiece glass and reduce visible contrast.
This mod can help low budget eyepieces recover from some of it's flaws.


32mm plossl and 0.6mm thick nylon flock
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Removal of the chrome barrel reveals a 2cm width of smooth metal surface inbetween
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Cutting the flock into 3 strips would be easier to work with.
When I unroll a whole 9cm strip in a diagonal barrel previously, part of it clump together.
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completed surface feels fuzzy and absorbs light
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rotated angle for before/after comparison
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Thanks for sharing! Will be interesting to do side-by-side comparison and observe the difference if any.
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Where to buy the nylon flock? is it self-adhesive or you used some glue?

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orly_andico wrote:Where to buy the nylon flock? is it self-adhesive or you used some glue?
ordered from china website ... minimum size is 150x50cm
self-adhesive
sticky surface can be removed by rubbing with finger

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Looks gd! I feel like tryin to flock my entire ota..(80mm refractor)
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China site meaning aliexpress?

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