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Unread 11-21-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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making pepakura resistant without using fiberglass?

Well, that's just it! i need a way to make pepakura resistant( not indestructible or anything, just more resistant) without using fiberglass or resin, if possible. Does anyone know of a way, please? ^^
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Unread 11-22-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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You can reinforce the inside with more cardstock, or strengthen with a thicker/stronger material like cardboard or craft foam. Once you've reinforced it so it won't cave in on itself, you can probably use a few coats of mod podge or glue to stiffen or seal it. Don't lay it on too thick all at once or it'll get too soggy and/or cave in; use a thin coat, let it dry completely, and repeat.
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Unread 11-22-2012, 12:47 AM   #3
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Paper mache?
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Unread 11-22-2012, 08:32 AM   #4
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? Pepakura is a program, I assume you mean the paper forms created with said program?

First, print on something more substantial than paper, card stock or -my favorite- Exact Index (heavier than card stock). Not all printers like exact index, but most HP models will tolerate it.
second, print it again, and again, and again. Use thin glue or rubber cement to laminate all your layers together. Put weights on top and let dry fully. Now you have something surprisingly stiff to create a nice surface on.
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Unread 11-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #5
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Well I guess you could layer the inside with some tougher tape and then paint the outside making sure to be using cardstock instead of regular printing paper. I think I did this once with that tannish tape and it worked fairly well. (I use resin and all that now)
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