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Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by vief, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. vief

    vief New Member

    I wanted to know how you can cover latex puppets with "hair" without loosing their flexibility?
    Especially for the face: do you use the "flocking"-method?
    or is it possible to use atron fleece? what kind of glue can be used?

    I came a lot across the therm "contact cement"
    Like I'm from Belgium I'm not sure what this glue is:
    could anyone inform me about it: ....other ways its used... where you can find it ...different names...

  2. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Contact cement is a type of very strong glue (adhesive). There's a whole range of different types available. You have to make sure you get one that will properly bond foam (some won't). Here in North America most people use what is called "All Purpose" contact cement.

    To make latex puppets look "fuzzy" you need to purchase what's called a flocking wand. There's more information and a quick overview of the flocking process at http://www.axtell.com/flock.html

    I hope that helps.

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