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Unread 06-13-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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Sprayable pvc/plastic for cosplay armor

Hi folks! I'm looking into spray pvc products, because a sprayable plastic was suggested for a finishing to one of my armor projects. I really don't know much about the topic, so I was wondering if anyone might have any product suggestions or tips?

Any help would be awesome!
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:29 PM   #2
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The only sprayable plastic I know of is plastidip, and thats more of a rubber coating
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #3
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i know a few but they are for pros
because they are vary costly and could send ya to the hospital
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The only sprayable plastic I know of comes from Smooth-On, but I doubt it's what you want. This system is intended for creating mother molds, more or less.

http://www.smooth-on.com/Spray-Mater...281/index.html
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i know a few but they are for pros
because they are vary costly and could send ya to the hospital
Ok then, so how long until I can apply for the proper CIA clearance to access the information? I like researching new things, homes. If the packaging ends up being diamond encrusted and potentially arsenic imbued (thank you for those details btw), so be it.

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What i was saying is the types of plastics your looking for is to dangerous for garage work.
Its great for making light macha.
but once a square inch got through through my chemical suit
and had a full body rash for 3 weeks. (kinda sucked)
What do you think would it have been like if it had got through my mask and into my lungs?
The fun part is you have to throw away and seal each suit after every use.
Ive worked in plastics manufacturers for a while and know a bit about them.
But if ya get a ~2k in dispersal and safety equipment its some good stuff.
Not so much a hospital trip.
There are plenty of clues here if your not happy with my opinion
and im sure someone would be willing to sell it to ya
provided its not to a residential address
as they typically are division 6.1.
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What i was saying is the types of plastics your looking for is to dangerous for garage work.
Its great for making light macha.
but once a square inch got through through my chemical suit
and had a full body rash for 3 weeks. (kinda sucked)
What do you think would it have been like if it had got through my mask and into my lungs?
The fun part is you have to throw away and seal each suit after every use.
Ive worked in plastics manufacturers for a while and know a bit about them.
But if ya get a ~2k in dispersal and safety equipment its some good stuff.
Not so much a hospital trip.
There are plenty of clues here if your not happy with my opinion
and im sure someone would be willing to sell it to ya
provided its not to a residential address
as they typically are division 6.1.
GL

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Hmmm, I see what you were trying to say about that product being for professionals. That all definitely doesn't sound like the same thing that was described by the designer I spoke to originally.
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Unread 06-16-2013, 06:54 PM   #8
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ya sry to bring ya bad news
Chemists, manufactures, and business owners love this stuff
and they can be harder and fiberglass with a car finish. (OMG its so high quality)
The guys on the shop floor may have other stories.

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Unread 06-16-2013, 08:49 PM   #9
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Hmmm, I see what you were trying to say about that product being for professionals. That all definitely doesn't sound like the same thing that was described by the designer I spoke to originally.
Get more information from whoever you spoke to then come back here, the more you know about what you're looking for the more knowledge that can be relayed to you.

Like Knives said, the majority of "sprayable plastic" requires highly specialized and expensive machinery not to mention safety equipment.

The closest thing I can think of to what you're describing is maybe using a dump gun with a wide nozzle to spray, what is more than likely, polyester resin for fiberglass applications.

Unless you already have access to the equipment from your friend then it's probably cost prohibitive for you to pursue this. Dump guns are usually around $200, nozzles are extra, cheap air compressors are rarely under $100, and you'll need a hose of course. A quality cartridge respirator is also a must as the resin will essentially be vaporized, then there's gloves, goggles, and a paint suit if you don't want to ruin your clothes and the resin itself. You'll also need a very well ventilated area to work because exhaust fans and lights present potential explosion hazards, which basically means outside.

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