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Darksidestew
07-31-2012, 04:24 PM
I would really like to do this and have seen others do it before. Is there a clear sealant or flexible clear coat to put on them. Also if there is the smallest of leak the foam will absorb the water and weigh a ton. It will also crumble to nothing very soon....

Any thoughts.....

Thanks
Stew

Allen H
07-31-2012, 05:34 PM
Stew,
Are these questions? Are you asking questions you want answers to or are you just waxing poetic about alligators? Latex will break down in water- could take one season could take 8-10. Depends on the quality of the latex. No sealant will keep water out if it is immersed.
You could get a fiberglass alligator that has fewer issues.
http://lifesizestatue.com/animals-statues-crocodile-statues-c-5_7.html

Darksidestew
08-01-2012, 06:32 PM
Yes Allen, sorry if I wasnt clear. I see distotions gator thats latex in water. Frightprops has those giant octopus tenticals. I just wanted to know how are they doing it without the foam absorbing the water or how to water proof it.

The other thing I noticed by testing is it floats.....

Thank you,
Stew