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Dragon skin

Submitted by jack on Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:43

hi all

i use minicell foam for kayak seats. I used to have som Red Devil dragon skin, but not any more. 

I have been looking high and low fir this product with no success. 

Is it still made? Does anyone have a link where i could find some?

thanks

jack

Brian Nystrom

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:46

I have some at home, but never found it to be all that useful. There's nothing that you can do with dragon skin that you can't do with a Surform tool and sandpaper, both of which are easy to find and cheap. The Surform tool is better for hogging off material than dragon skin (which tends to tear it, in my experience) and sandpaper is better for creating a smooth final surface.

JohnAbercrombie

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 22:27

I'm hoarding my few packages of Dragon Skin - there is nothing that's as good for hand shaping foam thigh pads, IMO.

It does crack/break fairly easily.

Way to go, corporate world!! Another product that worked really well, so now discontinued.

 

You might find that some of the MicroPlane tools (for kitchen use) would do the job, or one of the metal tools that's sold to grind bunions and callouses from feet?

Let us know what you find!

JayBabina

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:22

A non-conventional tool I have use for closed cell shaping is a wire brush wheel. A smaller one about 4 inches in diameter and stiff, works great in the drill to shape closed cell. It does create a mess so best to work outside or just beware. I made a few closed cell seats and its perfect to carve out that rounded shape on the inside.

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