Seam Problems After Applying Plasti Dip

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mascotman

New Member
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.
 

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topshape

Member
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.
 

Cal

Well-Known Member
I've only seen people eliminate gaps by applying pva glue on the foam, many layers.
 

infymys

Sr Member
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.
 

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mascotman

New Member
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.
 

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