File puptcrit/puptcrit.0606, message 95


Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 10:19:23 EDT
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: [Puptcrit] Neoprene & latex


Latex is a natural product, neoprene is synthetic.   With good care, my latex 
puppets last about 12 years. My hard cast neoprene puppets coated with gesso, 
and acrylic paints kept at normal temperatures and no exposure to UV last at 
least 30 years..and still going strong. My "flexible" neoprene puppets become 
more and more stiff in a few months.   Only with a heat gun (or hair dryer) 
can I get the mouths to work temporarity.   

You can mix latex with neoprene, but I haven't the time to do the 
experimenting...

Jim Gamble


> I've read in amny place that neoprene, beiong a latex-based product, can
> last about the same as a latex. I've read about pieces lasting at up to 30
> years!=A0 For most applications, 20 years of life is very good, and much more
> than enough.
> 

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