Trimming a latex seam. A HUNTORIAL

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MasterAnubis

New Member
All right, I don't think I saw anything as specific as this so I'm making this to help others out. I'm new to latex but I have this little experience I wanted to share.

To start, there is a seam like many found on latex products. This one goes all around the foot.
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This is the 1" felt polishing wheel I used, part number 429. I used no polishing compound and a brand new wheel and set the Dremel to the lowest setting.
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I kept the wheel perpendicular to the seam for most of it. The important part was to keep the polishing wheel parallel with the detail of the location.
I kept a light touch and kept the wheel moving. I held the foot so that my fingers where right behind the seam to support.
There should not be any heat build up. If there is then your being too aggressive. Stay light and you'll avoid making a hole.
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This is after finishing the section.
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Note: these are the same video. For instructional purposes only I didn't have a dust mask on during the video. WEAR A MASK. The latex dust will get everywhere.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qnq2gGlCnVs
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Guan Thwei

New Member
I think this is really cool of you Shawn at least now I know what to do with any of my latex parts when I either buy or make mine.
Kudos to you dude :rolleyes:
 

NEMES1S

New Member
Dang I wish Id seen this sooner - but non-the-less, great info! I'll def use this tip... thanks for sharing man!
 

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Guan Thwei

New Member
Looks like a dremmel tool is a very important piece of equipment qwhen it comes to make your own suit. Still need to get one
 

Klwl

Well-Known Member
I'm going to bump this little Gem as it definitely is going to help me and answered a question I had earlier today.

many thanks !

P.S. thought the newer members might like this as well.
 

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hez1

New Member
Never mind the newer members...I hadn't seen this one! Was wondering what the best way of handling this was going to be :)
 

MasterAnubis

New Member
Gem?! Thanks!
MEANGENE83 did a great series of huntorials that included triming latex flashing too. He goes into a bit more detail with some other techniques that my humble attempt doesn't convey.

It's hard to believe I did this two years ago! Wow!
 

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