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Hey everyone

I was wondering if anyone had any tips on safely preserving the artists gnature inde a latex mask. A couple on mine have become smudged a bit and i'd like to make sure they don't get worse. Whats a safe way that won't eat away at the latex? thanks in advance! -Evan
ny ghoul Wednesday 1/21/2009 at 05:22 PM | 32846
i know of people who use clear epoxy on the gnatures...

take care, Tommy
Homicidal9 Wednesday 1/21/2009 at 11:09 PM | 32876
Thanks Tommy. I had been wondering about clear Krylon but if the epoxy seems to be used then I'll go for that. cheers

ny ghoul Wednesday 1/21/2009 at 11:36 PM | 32877
I need a little clarification here.

Are you talking about clear epoxy that's used to bond like glue?

Over time, wouldn't that peel away from the latex and maybe take the ink with it?

For epoxy to set it needs a clean surface, cleaning the surface would take away the gnature as well.

Are you referring to something other than ren epoxy?
Snoballz Friday 1/23/2009 at 01:57 AM | 32979
i just know what i have been told. One thing they did say was that they used it only for the display masks. Others have used clear nail polish, but i don't know what kind of impact that would have on the latex. Still others just use regular old clear scotch tape. Sorry that I cannot be more helpful on the specifics...

take care, Tommy
Homicidal9 Friday 1/23/2009 at 09:27 PM | 33057
The problem with epoxy is that it isn't flexible at all. It's very durable so if you have no intention of wearing the mask then go ahead and use it. However, if you wear it or handle it a lot and aren't careful about flexing the latex, avoid ung the epoxy as it will crack and come off. I can't say whether the ink gnature would stick to the epoxy or not nce I've never tried it.
lblambert Friday 1/23/2009 at 11:05 PM | 33065
I had a nemis that was gned by Dick Warlock and I put a thin layer of clear licone caulk . Take an old paint brush and just paint a thin layer . It will bond to the latex , its flexible , and won't yellow . Hope this helps ..

maskmaniac Wednesday 1/28/2009 at 01:54 AM | 33455
Ah killer....I'll try that. thanks for the tip!!!! cheers! -Evan

ny ghoul Wednesday 1/28/2009 at 04:02 AM | 33469
i used liquid latex.. its perfect....
Eyes Saturday 1/31/2009 at 05:18 PM | 33888
or just never wear it

Johnny Bisco Sunday 2/01/2009 at 04:14 AM | 33939