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    I have got the right length cellophane wrap, but I am not sure how wide a piece do I need to cut to wrap around the dowel. Any help please?

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    I think most people use around 4 ft. You can always add more later.

    You could experiment. Try 2 feet, if it's not even enough, add a couple more feet.
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    If you're just going to use the cellophane in the blade by itself, I'd use about 6 feet of it.

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    I usually use about 5 or 6 feet of polypropylene inside a double wrap of Corbin film, and that makes a very even, nice looking blade. Any more than that is redundant in my opinion.

    I'll take a picture of my thinwall "show blade" later and post it for you. On the camera it might look brighter at the base, but to the naked eye, it looks very evenly lit.


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    What if it is a 3/4" blade and I am using it with TCSS film?

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    With a combination like that, I've used about 4 feet of the polyp in two of my own 3/4" blades, and it worked just fine.

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    I agree with Jay-gon. In a 3/4" blade, 4 feet should be lots.

    Here's the picture I promised.

    Lux III Cyan running at 1A. 1" thin wall blade with a double wrap of Corbin film and about 6' of polypropylene gift wrap. The top picture is in a lighted room at normal exposure, and the bottom picture is underexposed by one stop. Like I said, this is a very evenly lit blade.



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    That does look very evenly lit, Obi-dar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-gon Jinn View Post
    With a combination like that, I've used about 4 feet of the polyp in two of my own 3/4" blades, and it worked just fine.
    Ditto, it looks great with 3-4' ploy-P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novastar View Post
    if your tip DOES fly off someday (for me, they always do)... your diffusion film will be at least a little less likely to come flying out like a paper mache' flag of doom,

    Rotflol Hahah. I've had that happen and its hilarious at first to see film fly out of your blade and practically attack your opponent and then its hell afterwards.

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