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Thin Skin Material
02-13-2018, 03:29 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-13-2018, 03:31 PM by duffy.)
Thin Skin Material
Having tried the Wapsi thin skin and really wasn't impressed especially with the $$ I searched around a bit. Plastic bags weren't the right texture and didn't really stretch right plus finding a consistent piece of plastic from containers was a pain. Was walking through Wally World and saw the clear vinyl covering on rolls, you know the stuff your mom covered the couch with.  Smile  They have three thicknesses to choose from, a thin in a green wrapper which is right at .002, a medium that I didn't measure but feels like about .004-.006 and the heavy that's probably around .010 or better while Thin Skin is .005.  The thin will stretch and if you want a pattern on it it's easy to just spray paint the back with what ever you want. I just wiped it down with some alcohol and spray painted one side to get a spotted pattern.  I tried it on some shrimp bodies and it works just fine, plus a whole yard was $1.47.
02-13-2018, 06:56 PM,
RE: Thin Skin Material
Thank you for the 411. I think I will give that a try.
02-14-2018, 01:27 AM,
RE: Thin Skin Material
I was in the city today and stopped by Wally's to check out the medium vinyl. They had a small chunk so I picked it up to measure it and it was .010. Much thicker than I thought it would/should be. I sort of wondered if they had mis-marked it in the remnant pile. I stopped by JoAnnes and they had several thicknesses but they were marked by Gauge which was all wrong to my thinking as they were 4 gauge to 20 and by my "wire & metal" gauge weren't right. A 4 gauge is over 1/4" thick!  I think the 4g at Joann's should be around .004 which would be close to the thin skin. I wish all these outfit's would standardize everything!! Anyway I guess I need to take my mic with me next time I go shopping. Rolleyes

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