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Latexed Undersuits


Hey all,

can any of you post some pics of your undersuit and show me how the exposed areas of the suit latex looks once its on. I've seen lots of pics of Batman suits, but for the most part, the latexed parts of the suits were either covered by the cape or not shown. I am just trying to get and idea of how the undesuit will look once latexed, the reason i ask is that i am trying to do a new type of suit and there will be alot of areas exposed that wont be covered by armor and i am going to latex them.

The new suit I am working on is going to be (in the world of Batman) Ballistic plate armor over a kevlar-weave battlesuit. I notice on some bros suits that the latexed parts wrinkle up and are very shiny...is there any way to avoid this?

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Re: Question for brothers who have a latexed undersuit


I see a lot of lycra that wrinkles (around joints etc) and is shiny... if you want less wrinkling maybe use a .5mm wetsuit and latex that? I hear you'll sweat a lot though...

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Re: Question for brothers who have a latexed undersuit


that's what i am afraid of...i was planning on using a lyrca undersuit.
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Re: Question for brothers who have a latexed undersuit


funny, I am waiting for a lycra zentai suit to latex coat (being made in china). I have a great couple suits from ablary (YOU DA MAN!!) and they seem like they'd take the latex well. My question is how thick/how many layers, and will it stretch when wearing? All for lightweight facade pieces and mounted with the chest harness from John aka blackwood bat to hold it all up, lycra is too stretchy and would sag alone. I had an artsee facade with a lycra undersuit and that was my main complaint with armor-on-lycra.

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Re: Question for brothers who have a latexed undersuit


are there different kinds of latex (shiny, matte) or is the latex matted when it dries and then you plasti-dip it to get the shiny look?
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Re: Question for brothers who have a latexed undersuit


I believe it is normally soewhat matte, but you can get a slightly diff. texture depending on whether you spray it on or roll it on. Lots of guys say "don't plasti dip undersuits" I guess because where it flexes regularly it will crack.

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Re: Question for brothers who have a latexed undersuit


You'll want to latex the parts of the undersuit that show, then hit it with a LIGHT coat of Plasti dip to color match your armor.
There's no need to latex the whole base suit.
-Brin

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Re: Question for brothers who have a latexed undersuit


I am actually trying to not blend the armor into the undersuit, I am going to tint the latex a dark grey and keep my armor black. want the latex to matte, so i dont think i will be using plati-dip on it. thanks for all you help guys.
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Re: Question for brothers who have a latexed undersuit


My experince was that the lycra wrinkles where it was covered with latex and these areas were also loosing some stretchiness...
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Re: Question for brothers who have a latexed undersuit


PunisherNC did his and his wife's suis with latex, just like you're planning.

Maybe hit him up for some pictures. They turned out great.

Try your very best to stay away from ANY thickness wetsuit. Okay?

Unless you live in Alasaka or Siberia, you're just gonna' fu*king roast.





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