Dipping tubes into liquid latex for tapering

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by zwillie, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    Hi,<br>I don`t know if it is a silly idea to make tapered tubes from standard tubes with liquid latex.<br>Just dipping the tubes into the latex like if you do when making candles.<br>With every dip you reduce the length you put the tube into the latex.<br>So you get conical tubes?? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"><br><br>Zwillie<br><br>PS Yes, <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_santa.png" alt="santa" longdesc="32"> Zwillie got some christmas candle light grog...hicks. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Sounds interesting, makes me wonder about making my own flatbands
     

  3. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    It could work in theory, but I don't know how strong liquid latex is when cured. Might be worth a try.
     
  4. The theory is sound, I however do not have the materials to see how it works in practice.
     
  5. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    My only doubt would be if the liquid latex will stick to the tubes or simply slip of, these tubes got a quite smooth surface.<br><br>But if you got the material, give it a try.
     
  6. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    Hi,<br>this was just an idea I had when I saw this stuff.<br><br>I could get high viscosity liquid latex with over 60% of rubber.<br>Normally you get 0.1mm layer thickness per dipping and with this one 0,3-0,4mm.<br><br>This cost about 20&euro; per Kg ...and the rest is for halloween <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13"><br><br>Think I call the shop and ask for some details.
     
  7. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    But make sure the surface of the tube is really clean.<br><br>Looking forward to see the results :)
     
  8. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    Same on halloween <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">