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Ultimate Guide To Sealing Foam Props And Costumes

Community on how to craft your own Larp Weapons

  1. Artenen Aeolus

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    This video shows how to finish your larp weapons and explains the process for each. I use mostly the rubber top coats for everything we make here and am now experimenting with Neoprene to replace latex.

     
  2. Drake Grim

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    i use plasti dip. this is great for newbies like me to learn from
     
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    Plasti dip works very well. I use it myself. Nice blast from a heat gun seals it nice as well followed by a nice coating of DAP quick seal so paint sticks to it better. I've thought about trying that flex seal stuff but haven't done so yet. Is a bit lower cost than plasti dip so maybe would work if it doesn't cause too much rigidity to the striking surface.
     
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    i have tryd the flex seal stuff dont
     
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    Lol thanks for the info. I just thought maybe lower cost option but if it doesn't work then i have no reason to try it.
     
  6. Grath Dragous

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    well i can kick in a few things, when i did my shield i used the blue camp foam mats, and upholstery leather for the edges, plastidipped it with the roll on type, then used acrylic paint. once i was done i used the roll on flexseal. what i found was that the plastidip took the paints wonderfully, and when i final sealed it with the flexseal it took it from flat paint to a very nice gloss. down side of the roll on flexseal, if you miss any spots, DO NOT try to touch up if you have had it on for more then 2-5 mins. if you need to touch up use a small scrap of foam and just do a light dip/dropping on the spot, otherwise you end up with what i have which looks slightly odd. but for my first from scratch piece i am happy overall. My results may have been different because i used the flexseal as the final covering.
     
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    I can see how it could work for shields as they are intended to be more rigid than a weapon. Thanks for the information. Ill definitely give it a shot when i build a shield next time
     
  8. Grath Dragous

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    well in all honesty, i touched up a bought axe and my daughters sword and sealed both with the flexseal, i know it covered well the only real downside that i found with all three is that because of how thick the roll on stuff is, is the fact it dripped, but it was easy to pull off and cleaned up. i will see if i can get pics of all three later
     
  9. Nicholaius Darkhart

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    Wonder how good the spray stuff does. Roll on drips but coats quicker. Spray on may be thinner and require more coats but spreads more evenly i assume. Its the same way with plasti dip so will most likely be same. DAP quick seal works pretty well too. Usually can find a tube of that for about 3 or 4 bucks. When using that though u will want to start with raw foam....not good for repairs but works great for initial builds. Coats and seals the foam, takes paint pretty decent. Then once painted throw on a light coating of clear plasti dip spray to clearcoat your paint job. 1 coating should do for that.