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Plasti Dip on Fabric


Does plasti dip work on fabric? I bought a batman animated series costume last year for halloween and painted it black...it came out fairly nice....The thin foam muscle piece underneath the fabric gives the chest piece a nice form....the only problem is, is that if someone pokes one of the ab muscles or the chest, it tends to crease or dent in fairly easily, forcing me to take off the top half just to pop it back out....and until i can get afford to buy an actual chest piece, i was thinking about applying spray on plasti dip to make it a little sturdier and give it a shiny look to it....would this work?...would the plasti dip just seep into the cloth?....Is this a dumb question? I would really appreciate the help...thanks....

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Re: This is probably a dumb question about plasti dip, but.....


You can probably use plasti on this piece, but I'm not sure it'll give you the exact effect you're looking for. To sturdy the piece up a little get some foam rubber (like crafter's foam or upholstery foam), cut it and shape it to match the contour of the back of the chest piece, then glue it on the inside before mounting or putting the chest on. This should hold it out and make it "bounce back" if someone poke at it. :wink

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Re: This is probably a dumb question about plasti dip, but.....


sweet....i'm gonna look around at the local stores for craft foam....would home depot carry foam?...thanks BlackBat


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Re: This is probably a dumb question about plasti dip, but.....


Not a prob...I know some other guys have done similar things, so they can probably explain it a bit better than I can.

I'm not sure if Home Depot or Lowe's carries foam rubber, but most craft and material stores do.

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Re: This is probably a dumb question about plasti dip, but.....


If you want to add a coat of Plasti-Dip to that piece, you could coat it with latex first, then spray on the top coat.
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Re: This is probably a dumb question about plasti dip, but.....


where can i get latex for coating from?

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Re: This is probably a dumb question about plasti dip, but.....


Most costume shops can order it for you. Sex shops is another source. Monster makers website has it as well. You wouldn't need to much less then a quart. You can check some hobby and craft stores and see if they have any latex for making molds. Check at some pawn shops for a gravity feed touch up spray gun. Ive seen new ones as cheap as 25 bucks. hang the foam suit by a hanger and shoot it with a thin coat of latex let it dry then shoot it with a couple of small coates of plasti-dip. Plasti-dip comes in a spray can but if you can get the spray gun cheap enough you can clean it and getthe dip can of plasti-dip and use the gun for that too.


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Re: This is probably a dumb question about plasti dip, but.....


Plasti-Dip makes a product called Super-Grip which is clear and made to be sprayed on fabrics. If you sprayed cloth with the Sure-Grip first you should then be able to spray it with Plast-Dip.
  :batman http://www.plastidip.com/consumer/products.html


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Re: This is probably a dumb question about plasti dip, but.....


There are fetish shops online that you can order black color latex from (about 16 ounces) As far as the plasti dip..check Napa.

The only thing I am wondering is if the plastidip will chip (flake off) if you use it alone. You may want to do the latex first then..the plasti dip to get that sturdier form you want. Or try what Matt suggested.

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Re: This is probably a dumb question about plasti dip, but.....


I would also think about adding some gauze dipped in latex and add it to the back of the foam chest to add some stability

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