Difffused backgrounds

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by Nick16, 12 Feb 2010.

  1. Nick16

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    Re: TGM backgrounds

    You can do exactly the same thing with a very similar product from wilkos, wilkos is very effective stuff, I've never seen TGM's in the flesh however to compare.
     
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    Re: TGM backgrounds

    You can get them cheap in Wilkinsons, starting at £3 odd per roll :thumbup:

    I used one last year on Brickscape, and Tony also used some on his optiwhite featured in PFK.
     
  4. Nick16

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    Re: TGM backgrounds

    have you got a link to it on their web to save me hours of trawling.

    for £3 a roll, i might have to give it a go.

    is it self adhesive?

    i currently have a black background but find it a little imposing, but i have a mellow yellow (lol) wall behind so if i can diffuse that a little, i think it would look super.

    cheers guys.
     
  5. samc

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    i have the wilko stuff also in my opti. its really good, thick stuff. with my halide lighting on the wall behind it make the white look loads better.
     
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    Don't suppose you have enough for 60x45cm knocking about spare to tag on my order do you james? :p
     
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    I'll have a look if I've got any left :thumbup:
     
  9. Stu Worrall

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    Re: TGM backgrounds

    ive used the wilkos stuff on my 90cm. works really well

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  10. Dave Spencer

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    Lovely looking tank Stu. How come you changed the lights in the first pic for the tacky looking one in the second? I expect you couldn`t afford a decent replacement. ;)

    Dave.
     
  11. Nick16

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  12. Stu Worrall

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    Git! :lol:
    i think the staic version has alwyas been that price nick. it was the self adhesive one that was cheaper when I was looking in the shop for mine and the roll i got was £9
     
  13. Nick16

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    hmm, i cant seem to find the self adhesive stuff on their website, am i blind? :lol:
     
  14. JamesM

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    Go in store - they have loads to choose from :)

    Put it on with cooking oil - it will peel straight off when you want it to, with no sticky residue, etc.
     
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    next time i go to a town near me with a wilko i will have a look.

    good tip, thanks for that.
     
  16. bogwood

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    Did mine after seeing Oliver knott use it at The Green Machine.
    Bought from local B&Q, and applied with water, well pleased.I think it cost around £9 then, not too dear as there was enough for 3 tanks to be done,and still some left over.
     
  17. Steve Smith

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    This this stuff you used?

    http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?a ... earch=true
     
  18. amy4342

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    That's the stuff I used on my new tank - looks the business lol
     
  19. bogwood

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    Yes thats the one.
     
  20. Westyggx

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    Hi does anyone know why this is happening to my background from tgm? Looked fine last night but today it seems to have gone like this.

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