Latex Bladder molding

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Fgayford, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Fgayford
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    Fgayford Junior Member

    Have any of you guys had any experience with this stuff?
    Is the bladder a special type of latex or is latex latex.
    Fred
     
  2. Petros
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    Petros Senior Member

    I suspect there are various formulations. Latex by itself is not that durable, the long lasting stuff is a mixture of various chemicals, and uv stabilizers, elastomers, etc. Consider how different latex paint is from latex gloves. You will have to look for a product specifically formulated for your needs.
     
  3. Fgayford
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    Fgayford Junior Member

    Thanks
    Do any of you know who would supply the right latex to make your own bladders. I have searched without success.
    Thanks
    Fred
     
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