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Keeper of the Cave

Registered: 02-2004
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Latex - Firm Grade Vs. Soft Grade


I'm getting ready to order some latex for the new cowl I'm doing. Monster Makers has firm and soft grade. I would think the firm grade would be better than the softer. The firm, according to their website has "a more leathery feel when cured or our soft grade which has a more classic, elastic Halloween Mask feel."

Your thoughts?

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Re: Which Latex Is Best?


Go with the FIRM!!!! :signal
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Re: Which Latex Is Best?


Go with the soft for masks and cowls. Comfort is very important, wouldn't you agree?

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Registered: 02-2004
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Re: Which Latex Is Best?


What was your mask sculpted on? If it's onto a lifecast of yours and the sculpt is meant to be tight fitting then I say go with the soft. Remember, latex shrinks...so a softer latex will make for easier wearing.

If it's a larger sculpt....mind you I still would use the softer one but a more rigid latex will keep the cowl from wobbling on your head.

When choosing latex always consider what you're doing with it, how you have to use it...and the end result as well as it's use.

David

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