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Unread 06-19-2017, 09:53 PM   #1
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Plasti Dip - Is it Right for Me?

I'm going to be making two armor pieces for an upcoming cosplay and I was wondering if anyone could tell me more about Plasti Dip and if it would work with my materials.

One of the armor pieces is going to be made from craft foam while the rest will be made from EVA foam. Does Plasti Dip work well on these materials? Does it sand, and will it stand up under stress (I will be traveling out of state with these pieces). Also, how easy is it to paint and what paints work best? This material is new to me and I have a lot of questions.

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Unread 06-20-2017, 06:57 AM   #2
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So plasti-dip is great on foam, I (and a lot of people) use it as a sealer for EVA and craft foam because the spray cans do not melt foam like normal spray paint does. Once you have a good coat of plasti-dip on the foam you can spray paint (or paint with a brush) it without any issues.

It is very flexible and will hold up well under stress but you cannot sand it. It is literally a thin coat of rubber basically and if you try and sand a piece of foam covered in it you will just peel the plasti-dip off.
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