From: Barrow-in-Furness, UK
Registered: Dec 2017
posted February 14, 2018 11:23 AM
Hi Mike, From my past experience of glass beaded screens ( and I must admit it is a lot of years ago) you can't clean them. I hope some one knows better than me. Goo luck
From: none of your business
Registered: Jun 2017
posted February 14, 2018 11:27 AM
Yup, I think you are right, I might just try a very slightly damp cloth, and very lightly... Fortunately it's not all over the screen, I have nothing to lose. I have so far, thought better of using any 'products' on it.
But, as you say, someon emight know different.......
From: Long Island, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted February 14, 2018 11:36 AM
Back about ten years ago there was this epidemic of people putting movie screens out on garbage day: I grabbed a few of them. I even started putting the worst ones out in my own garbage as I found better ones.
One of the ones I got was glass beaded and it had yellowed quite a bit. People here recommended I bleach it by putting it outside in direct sunlight. (This was complicated: this screen came out of my neighbor's garbage!)
I can't promise this will help you, but it costs nothing to try.
I just got an E-mail from Steve Osborne!
quote:Just take it outside and put it at an angle and slowly pour bleach over it.
(This sounds like a more active approach to me.)
-------------------- All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...
From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007
posted February 14, 2018 12:28 PM
It's true that glass beaded screens, one of the very best surfaces, do turn yellow with age.
A few years ago, on the death of a friend, I was given his movie equipment which included an expensive (in its day) Self-Recta beaded screen in a handsome wooden carry-case. It was very similar to one shown by Mike.
But the surface was yellow, no amount of cleaning improved it. So out it went in the trash.