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Urethane Vs. Latex


Does anyone here have a urethane cowl? If so are they wearable? I've seen a few Returns cowls that were supposedly urethane and they seemed to keep their shape better, especially in the neck area. They look like they might be too stiff to wear but I'm not sure because I know jack all about this kind of thing. Anyone wanna give their two cents? - Jason M

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Re: Urethane vs. latex for cowls


i am also intrested in that mater

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Re: Urethane vs. latex for cowls


Basic Way to say it

Most cases:

 Latex is very soft and streches nicely

 Urethane is much stiffer and does not strech as much (depending on the shore hardness ofcourse)

 urethane makes great display cowls cause they are rigid when you back them with cheescloth

and it makes great belts~

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Re: Urethane vs. latex for cowls


You're not gonna want to try to get a urethane cowl on your head. The elasticity is quite low.

Brad

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Re: Urethane vs. latex for cowls


what if you put a ziper in the back of the cowl?
wich cowl wld look beter?

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you don't want to add a zipper. It ruins the look.

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So the final verdict is that they are better for display only. Alright then, good to know - Jason M

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There ya go. :up

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Re: Urethane vs. latex for cowls


That's why I use Flesh II which is a URETHANE for all my cowls...

Here is the infamous Returns cowl cast in Flesh II. It's about a 1/4 inch thick all around....seamless with the exception with the seam down the middle back...sorry..I cant resize this one...

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Also, latex to be flexible needs to be cast thinner than what most people consider an acceptable thicknesses. Thick cast latex is not flexible. Cowls that you see on display that stand up on their own may fit the wearers head because they're big enough to fit, not because they are flexible.

Flesh I or Flesh II both are flexible. Again, the pic above is of my cowl 1/4 inch thick...and we all know how tight fitting the Returns cowl is....and still this has a great comfort level with a nice 1/4 inch thickness all around.


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You're not gonna want to try to get a urethane cowl on your head. The elasticity is quite low.

Brad



That is true in the cases of most urethane cowls out there. The average shore hardness is a 40+....that is not the best way to make a urethane cowl be flexible. Sure it may fit if the neck opening is already big enough...but otherwise a shore of even 30 wont stretch so that's why those dont fit easily.

David

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David i am very intrested in that cowl can you please send me more info

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