PlastiDip or FlexiDip for craft foam and flexible plastic hose

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by squirk, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. squirk

    squirk Sr Member

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    I am building a Doc Ock costume for my son for Halloween, and I am using a combination of plastic pool hoses, PVC and craft foam for the arm assembly and belt.

    Based on Tjack's guidance, I will use some heavy gauge wire to shape the arms, so I don't expect them to flop around too much, but I still think I need a flexible paint just in case we want/need to modify the arms after painting. I also need a flexible paint for the craft-foam belt, too.

    FlexiDip makes a darker gunmetal gray which is OK. PlastiDip makes a metallic aluminum, which might look better. However, I am not sure if one will work better than the other for my purposes. Which, if either, will work better in terms of adhesion and crack/flake resistance on both the plastic pool hoses AND the craft foam? Ideally, I would like to use just one color to match all the various cybernetic pieces.

    Thank you!
     
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