I’m just preparing my refractor to be flocked and I have some questions regarding the process as is the first time that I’m doing this.
The flocking material that I’ve bought is the D-Fix Black Velvet, that is cheaper (and easier for me to buy it locally) than the Protostar one.
I found a comparison of this two materials (for other applications) and seems that they are really close in terms of reflectivity.
My concern is about how to manipulate it. The first thing that I did when I bought it is to touch the surface looking for flocking looses… and it looses…I’m really concerned about this because I don’t want to change my reflections issues (that are not so harmful) with flocking motes flying all around the scope.
As far as I know about the flocking process, flock losses are unavoidable, but I work on the packaging industry, so maybe there are better industrial processes that can fix this issue.
So my question is… the “astronomical” flocking materials are really better regarding this subject? Are they specially “clean”?
For now, I plan to cut the pieces and then clean them with a vacuum cleaner.
I understand that even in a material that doesn’t loose by itself, once cut, there will be some particles, so how did you faced this problem also?
Thank you in advance.