Ribbed Rubber

  1. #1

    Ribbed Rubber

    anyone know where to get ribbed rubber? like if it were flat, lookin at the end it looks like VVVVVV so it streatches and moves? flexible black.. thin.... ugg.. i needa find it... or rubber like material.

  2. #2
    Muad'Dib's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2003
    From
    Cookeville, TN
    Posts
    1,289

    Re: Ribbed Rubber

    Try an industrial equipment catalog. They have no-slip mats for around oily machinery that sometimes has a pattern similar to that. It usually comes in different thicknesses also.

    Another good bet for ribbed-rubber is behind the counter at any 7-11.

    (just kidding about that last part but it was too good to pass up! ;-P)

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Sep 2005
    From
    northern NJ
    Posts
    1,061

    Re: Ribbed Rubber

    ribbed rubber?? the family planning isle in your local drug store

  4. #4

    Re: Ribbed Rubber

    but see those are UUUU shaped ribs not VVVVV shaped ribs ^_^ they wont do at all!!!! sides.. i got about a 40 pack I aint usin right now.

    Ive thought about it, and Possible decided to get lycra and just stitch the cotton cording under neath a layer to provide the UUU look, not exactly what I wanted, but seems cheaper, and Lighter, and cooler for ventelation. not to mention, itll bend better over my joints.

  5. #5

    Re: Ribbed Rubber

    VVVVVVV type ribbing sounds like vinyl floor mat sold in many hardware stores. If the isn't stretchy enough, you might have to mold the floor mat and cast it in a urethane or silicone.

  6. #6

    Re: Ribbed Rubber

    End result- For now.
    I think Iam going to go witha much more flexible, much more BREATHABLE, much lighter solution. Black spandex junk, its got a shiney finish with scale type design, dunno how else to describe it, but it looks amazingly like rubber. ill just sew some small cotton cording in it to give it a UUUU look. not exactly what I wanted, but Itll be snazzy enough.

Similar Threads

  1. Hyperfirm rubber
    By gbeef in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: Apr 21, 2009, 4:26 PM
  2. Rubber Gauntlets
    By whistle8mp in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Apr 10, 2009, 11:13 PM
  3. Attaching Rubber to ABS ? what to use?
    By slave1pilot in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Jan 14, 2008, 11:16 PM
  4. Rubber Rifles?
    By batninja in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: Nov 2, 2006, 9:59 PM
  5. Rubber Cement?
    By Duran_Lomax in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: Sep 26, 2006, 8:12 AM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •