Paint Seperating Around Magnet In Mask

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avpfan36

New Member
Hey guys,

I'm having an issue with the paint on my DB P1 V2 mask. The paint is starting to separate and there is an ever so noticeable ring around where that magnet is from the bio being taken on and off, just the sheer force of the magnets pulling on the latex I guess. I'm wondering if there's any way to save the paint on there so it doesn't get any worse? It's starting to lift and almost flake off. I've attached a couple pictures so you guys can see for yourselves.

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kanji

New Member
I would glue piece of non strech fabric inside the mask over the magnet. Fabric would prevent mask to strech around magnet and prevent latex to rip.
For example if you have 1" diameter magnet, make fabic patch somewhat bigger so that it takes part of the stress that magnet is causing to mask.

If its latex mask you could use latex glue. Soak piece of non strech fabric (forexample cotton) with latex glue, brush glue inside the mask on the area near magnet and when latex is about to set, almost transparent and not sticky, put fabric over and rub it hard agains the mask to secure glue to bond.
 

bodiee

New Member
kanji is correct on the fabric over the bios magnet. this will stop the friction and messing up of the paint. I would just do some touch up on the mask and re clear that section and you should be fine.
 

avpfan36

New Member
It's a DB P1 V2 Latex max, and I did put a piece of sticky backed felt material over the magnet that's inside of the bio. This is all caused by the stress of the magnets, when pulling the bio off I got this mask back in November of 2010.
 

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kanji

New Member
What I ment by glueing fabric patch, was to glue it in side mask itself, not to the bio mask.

Magnet on your bio is pulling magnet inside your predator mask thru its latex skin. So to prevent mask to rip and to help mask take the stress glue non strech fabric over the magnet inside your facemask. If your magnet is, say 2 inch by diameter, I would glue 5" x 5" square piece, so that it really most of the stress that bios magnet is causing.

Fabric will deliver the stress on much wider surface area so that stress from bios magnet is not only affecting area on your facemask magnet.

What I would do is to put super glue over the magnet inside the facemask, then put clean (non latex soaked) fabric piece so that magnets back really bites to that fabric. After super glue has set I would first soak rest of the fabric (edges that overlap around magnet) with latex glue, wait it to set so that its almost clear. Then put latex glue around the magnet on the mask it self and wait it to set. When glue is set then firmly push fabric to mask so that it really bonds.

I think I draw a pic later to explaing what I mean, bit hard try to explain this with words only :D
 

ptgreek

Active Member
ok ..the issue here isnt the latex at all ..its the paint. the magnets are under the mask ..and yes Mike ..are super strong. the latex is a rubber with a certain amount of flex. this flex is being utilized when the bio with the corresponding super strong magnets it being removed. As the bio is being pulled away from the mask, the mask magnets want to go with it .. they are stretching through the mask a bit until the magnetism is gone and they spring back into their regularly glued position. However the paintjob over the mask is what does not possess the same amount of flex. This could be because it had a smaller amount of prosaid or rubber cement to the mix ..it could also be whatever sealer was used on top of that. ..going back and looking at your pics, im wondering if there was any sealer used at all. The problem is that you already have these cracks...in my honest opinion a paint strip..repaint and re-seal is your best bet. Any patch you try and do will be just that ..a "patch" ..if you keep on using the magnets, it will happen again
 

Effects Guy

New Member
Yeah, I gotta agree with all of that. What was it originally painted with? The best paint for something undergoing that much stretching should be equally stretchy to deal with the stress.
 

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