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Prevent Curling Foamies


Is there a way to stop foamies from curling when you plasti dip them?

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Re: Foamies (how to prevent curling?)


yes. You brush liquid latex on them so they wont wrinkle and curl :up

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Re: Foamies (how to prevent curling?)


I've also heard watered down white glue will do the trick. Never tried it myself though.

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Re: Foamies (how to prevent curling?)


If i may ask a question of my own: once a piece of foamie has been properly latexed and plastidiped, how flexible is it? Cause I'm gonna need to put some long rectangular pieces around my rib cage, a little like the TDK suit, for my own suit I'm (slowly) making.

Any link to brushable latex we could use? Thanks!! :up
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Re: Foamies (how to prevent curling?)


I have never used latex or the watered down glue, but for my three suits, I just taped down all the pieces to cardboard, sprayed them, and let them dry. Once they are dry, They shouldnt curl. Thats my method w/o buying anything else but the plasti-dip.

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Re: Foamies (how to prevent curling?)


I haven't Plasti Diped foamies before, but I use them for the Bats at the top of the boots for my wife's Batgirl and Batwoman boots and I use Valpar Spray paint for Plastic from Lowes. Does not curl at all and it remains flexible. Other paints for plastic may also work, but since that's the first one I tried and it worked, I stuck with it.

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thank you, gentlemen.


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Re: Foamies (how to prevent curling?)


Jon... When you spray anything on only one side of the Foamies, it's going to curl towards that side, because whatever it is that's being sprayed on it, is shrinking as it dries. As it shrinks, it pulls the edges up.

Spray Plasti-Dip onto BOTH sides. Give the back a light coat and then turn it over onto something like wax paper or glass or something that it won't bond to. It's the back, so you probably won't mind if there are marks on it, from the paint drying against the surface it's resting on.

Then, while it's still wet, spray the surface of it and let it dry. Just start off with light coats and DON'T saturate it.



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Re: Foamies (how to prevent curling?)


Liquid latex = same result.

Like Echo says, do both sides.

If you are using "self stick foamies" they will be on wax paper and that will keep them more rigid and help prevent curling. That's what I use.

Also, I've noticed after I let the parts dry, I can curve them back into shape if there was any curving.
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more good points, thank you guys!
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