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Reflector panels are too freakin\' expensive!
Old 10-27-2004, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I can't believe how much they want for freakin' reflector panels! They're only some fabric (polyester or sometimes aluminized mylar) on a frame. i kept thinking i could find the material for a lot less than spending $119 or so on a 3x4 reflector panel... and i was right.

check this out:

phototecinc.com

Reflector Material: #238147 Polyester 2 mil., gold/silver, 56" width x 6yds. (1.42m x m) $30.20 plus $8.00 shipping

i also was thinking about using this stuff, which is also very cheap:

nitro-pak.com

what do you guys think?
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Old 10-27-2004, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't believe how much they want for freakin' reflector panels! They're only some fabric (polyester or sometimes aluminized mylar) on a frame. i kept thinking i could find the material for a lot less than spending $119 or so on a 3x4 reflector panel... and i was right.

check this out:

phototecinc.com

Reflector Material: #238147 Polyester 2 mil., gold/silver, 56" width x 6yds. (1.42m x m) $30.20 plus $8.00 shipping

i also was thinking about using this stuff, which is also very cheap:

nitro-pak.com

what do you guys think?

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I am not sure where you got a price of $119 for reflectors but B&H has the Photoflex reversable fabric (e.g. White/Gold, White/Silver) in their 39*72 size for $35 to $45 depedning on the combination. Your product is obviously cheaper but 2 mil is pretty thin. I like the Photoflex product a lot and it seems very durable.


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Old 10-27-2004, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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LARSON
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Your Price: $374.00 EA

okay..this one's a bit bigger, but hey... $374?
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I don't remember if I got this website from GG or not but here it is.

They have a heavier material in 54" wide pieces that can be bought in any length in one yard increments at $12.05 per yard.

I haven't bought any yet but I would think you could paint the grey side black or white if you needed to. It's not available in gold only silver.

AH&H webbing fabric

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mylar emergency blankets -- come in both silver and gold -- $2.99 at sporting goods stores.


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Old 10-28-2004, 01:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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For everyday use, I make my own out of krinkle foil, which I admit I just buy at the local camera store. It come on rolls about 50" wide and is like chrome with really bad acne. I know Rosco makes a product like this, their product #3803. B&H sells a 48" x25' roll for about $144 and it'll last a long time. I tape or glue it to sheets of 1/2" foamcore cut to about 3.5'x5', so if they get trashed at the beach, I don't care. I also use California Sunbounce's when I travel (I have two with several fabrics) as well as a Matthews 6'x6' reflector that fits in their aluminum frame (and packs up in 3' sections). It had white on one side and silver on the other, and I have a white silk to use it as an overhead. You can also get those silver reflector sheets that are made to sit on your dashboard (I have one I've been meaning to try) as well as at Home Depot they sell 4x8 sheets of thick styrofoam insulation with silver dimpled texture on one side. It would probably work great too.

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If you happen to have a place in town that recycles building material and household goods find some window screen frames and use them as frames for your emergency blankets. They come in lots of sizes.

I pull the rubber out but leve the screen in and lay the mylar over the top of it and put the rubber back in. It's stronger that way.

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