the best mylar ?

Discussion in 'Closet / Cabinet Growing' started by petrochemicals, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. petrochemicals

    petrochemicals Registered

    What is the best mylar, as space blankets and some mylars are semi transparent, you get light flowing from the wrong side ! Im looking for bog standard non diffusing mylar please
     
  2. Weezard

    Weezard Registered+

    I like reflectix.
    98% reflection across the light spectrum.
    Great for indoors, but degrades in sunlight.
     
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  3. WillBX43

    WillBX43 Registered

    I would prefer a highly reflective and thicker mylar because:
    • Better protection from light leaks
    • Easier to work with, without crinkling or creasing.

    If your working with a very large space, you might opt for thiner mylar to save money. But if this is an indoor closet grow, the extra dollars in well worth it. You can roll up and reuse god mylar over and over again. I only grow on occasion as a hobby. Have taken my setup apart a few times even when moving to another home and its held up great.
     
  4. Pupp

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    Maybe a white background is better than mylar. Mylar is so ingrained in indoor growing, but early research indicated a white background might be better. I don't know if the comparison was done under scientific specifications, or just someone's basement or closet.
     
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  5. Weezard

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    Pupp is right here.
    Flat, white Titanium dioxide paint is superior to mylar for light reflection.
     

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