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  1. Member Since
    Jul 2009
    Jul 30, 2009, 11:31 AM - About Komatex (sintra) #1

    I just purchased a big 4'x8' 1/8"think sheet of Komatex. I went to this materials supplier called GE Polymershapes here in Dallas TX. Everything I have read about Komatex lead me to believe it would be a completely rigid material but the sheet that was given to me is slightly "floppy."

    Ive never worked with Komatex befor so I assumed that this was the norm and left the store with the product.

    Is this how the material is? Ive read that you can heat it with a gun or oven etc. and form it and when it cools it holds the shape.

    I just want to make sure I bought the right stuff.

    Thanx for your help and sorry for the noobary.
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  3. Stormrider's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2007
    Jul 30, 2009, 11:44 AM - Re: About Komatex (sintra) #2

    It depends on the thickness and the temperature of the air.

    A full sheet, is pretty floppy, but a 2 inch x 2 inch square is quite rigid.

    A 1 inch by 1 foot in 3 mil, would easily wrap into a circle. The rigidity is usually created by edges, corners, and backing.
  4. vitegeist's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2009
    Aug 5, 2009, 9:11 PM - Re: About Komatex (sintra) #3

    what would you guys recommend in terms of Sintra thickness to do chest armour/backplate/shoulder bells?

    should the stuff for knees be thicker?
  5. Fractal Fett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2009
    Aug 5, 2009, 11:38 PM - Re: About Komatex (sintra) #4

    3mm works well, knees are a personal preference, but 3mm should work.

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