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megaS13

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I Believe The Reflective Material is called mylar. Or something like that i cant remember exactly. Where is this avialable? I Was Hoping I Could Get Some Locally B/c I Dont Want To Use Any White Paint.
 

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I am moving this over to the growroom set up and design section.

as far as your question: Mylar you can get at hydroponic sotres or online. What also will work is white poster board.

In the growroom set up section is a sticky on reflective materials as well.
 

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Thank you for the answer. If hydro store is the only place I'll go posterboard for this set up.
 

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At wal-mart they got those thermal space blankets for a buck or two, but this is outa the reflective materials sticky on those:

Emergency Blankets:These are ultra thin polyester blankets that are sold in most camping stores and are constructed of a single layer of polyester film that is covered with a layer of vapor deposited aluminum. It is not very effective at reflecting light because it is so thin. Holding it between you and a light source, many small holes are noticed at the intersections of creases and the entire blanket is translucent to begin with, this coupled with the many creases that are in it when you purchase it takes away a significant amount of it reflectivity. It is very easily creased as well which also detracts from its ability to reflect light. And while it is reflects nearly 90% of radiant heat energy, it is only able to reflect around 70% of the light. The largest advantage of using this type of material is that it is very cheap and therefore easily replaced. Emergency blankets can create hotspots if not attached flush to the wall so it is important that no air gaps exist between it and your supporting wall. The easiest way to attach this is to use tape (Aluminum or metal tape is recommended), as it tears very easily once it is cut or punctured.
 

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yeah Mylar is the best...but white thick poster board or white paint is the way to go. ;)
 

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posterboard what a great idea...and cheap and mobile
 

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