Oh, I have something much much better in mind.
like that stuff they use to laminate cellphoine screens to the digitizer?
Basically. It's called liquid optically clear adhesive, or LOCA, and from what I can tell, the OEMs making phones for Samsung and Apple use it because it covers a multitude of sins, like wavy or uneven glass. I thought about using LOCA with this as I was reading about the new Kindle Paperwhite frontlight. Someone did a teardown, and there was this thick sticky glue stuff on the frontlight that was able to fill in all the surface channels in the diffuser while remaining optically clear. This means no internal reflection to wash it out. Which is what people are having trouble with here, that's just some really extreme levels of internal reflection. I did some more reading, and it turns out I was right, they were using a UV-cured LOCA for that frontlight, which happens to be gorgeous.
I have no idea if LOCA would work on Kitsch's frontlights or not, or what possible challenges would come up from using it that way, but I figured it was worth mentioning. If nothing else, one could potentially bond the frontlight panel to some kind of smooth flat panel using LOCA to cut down on the glare while still retaining the redirection of the light from the frontlight.
Of course, I've also spent the evening fantasizing about using LOCA with a backlight for the MGB to bond it right onto the glass, that would be sooooo sick.
Last edited by arfink (January 26, 2014 5:19 am)