Seam Problems After Applying Plasti Dip

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by mascotman, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. mascotman

    mascotman New Member

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    I just finished an original design gladiator helmet in EVA foam (my first try) and thought that I had the seams ready for the Plasti Dip. After applying I'm just not satisfied with the seam lines. I'm looking for recommendations for whatever product(s) that I can use to go back over the seams and fill the gaps so that I can put the final coatings of Plasti Dip on. I used contact cement for the joint lines.
     
  2. topshape

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    What are you not satisfied with? Are you trying to hide the seams? Or is there a small gap where the 2 pieces join? If it's for filling gaps I noticed with hot glue if I was real careful I could eliminate the gaps. I also experimented with acrylic/silicone blended caulking for filling spaces. It shrank a little, but I would think after few coats it would level out. Since it's for a helmet I assume it won't be flexing much, so you should be safe. Don't use pure silicone caulking, nothing sticks to silicone except more silicone.
     
  3. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

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    I've only seen people eliminate gaps by applying pva glue on the foam, many layers.
     
  4. infymys

    infymys Sr Member

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    I found vinyl spackle to be very good in filling in the bigger gaps. Sandable, flexible, paintable and very lightweight. Just make sure it's completely dry before sanding.
     
  5. mascotman

    mascotman New Member

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    I appreciate all of your recommendations. I'll try each one and see what works the best.
     
  6. familyman

    familyman Sr Member

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    can you pst a pic of the seams?
     
  7. mascotman

    mascotman New Member

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    Familyman, By the time that I seen your post I had already made some corrections on the seams. I'll post a pic if it doesn't come out well and I have to go back and do some more work.
     
  8. familyman

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