Mounting Surface Possibilities
A variety of
sealed, smooth, and dry surfaces (not only glass or acrylic) are now a
possible location to mount the Eyelight. Painted metal, tile, formica
veneer, and very smooth varnished wood are some of the new
possibilities. Not recommended for use on: wallpaper (or any paper), painted wood, drywall, or plaster where the paint may peel, and textured or porous materials.
With the necessary ball head attached, the Eyelight is only about 2
inches (5 cm) from the mounting surface. A low-profile allows
positioning of the Eyelight in extremely tight places. While mounted at
such a low-profile, there remains a substantial degree of movement to
direct the Eyelight via the ball head. Use the included Quick Release to
facilitate attachment of the Eyelight to the Magic Mount.
Reusable / Washable Adhesive
Here’s the “magic”
part. This mount has a very long-lasting, strong …and washable adhesive.
Think post-it note, but strong enough to hold a Eyelight, and you don’t
have to crumble it up and toss it when you’re done using it. The key is
to use it where there will be no air bubbles or tiny air channels
present after sticking it to the surface.
The Magic Mount will eventually get dirty from handling and use. Just
a quick bath and rub-down in running water (with or without soap) will
wash and “re-charge” the adhesive. At some point due to lots of repeated
use, the adhesive will have lost it’s initial “magic,” and this is why
we supply two Magic Mounts per set.
To store and protect the Magic Mount
adhesive surface, we have provided a “Reuse Sheet” for each mount. Each
reuse sheet is much easier to apply and remove than the original
adhesive backing sheet on the Magic Mount. The Magic Mount should be
kept away from heat and dust, dirt, or other debris, so we’ve also added
a sealable bubble envelope to keep the set together and clean.