Sanding rubber smooth?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by bdgr, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. bdgr

    bdgr Member

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    Anyone experienced with sanding rubber to get a smooth finish? Are there any specific techniques that have worked for folks (e.g. freezing the rubber and then wet sanding with fine sandpaper, etc)? I have some rubber parts with surface texture that I would like to remove. Thanks in advance.
  2. Demetrius

    Demetrius Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    When I had to smooth a rubber buttstock on a shotgun after I rounded the corners with a blade I found it easy to smooth by using a pvc pipe to "erase" the cuts. Like using an eraser, in reverse.
  3. Joker31

    Joker31 New Member

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    Try getting the major bumps worked out then buffing with a wax, it will fill the pores and make it smooth, some synthetics can be chemical smoothed by adding alcohol or solvants, be careful and test on scrap if you have some.

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