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View Poll Results: What's the best material for cave walls?

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  • Concrete or similer product

    7 21.88%
  • Expandable Foam

    10 31.25%
  • "Monster Mud"

    9 28.13%
  • Other. Please elaborate in your post.

    6 18.75%

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    Let's have a vote for which material to use for cave walls.
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    you can use structolite witch is a plaster our monster mud they both work great and i have used them both before in my years of doing a hounted house
     

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    Monster mud is not durable if people are touching or hitting it. If you're just walking by that is what I'd use. If people are walking through, I'd find something much more durable then MM.
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    I would probably go with stucco over chicken wire or pink foam. If you have a lot of area to do (and want it to really last forever) you might consider shotcrete or gunnite or something like that.
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    I made one in 1998 that is still in use today and has been out doors all this time with very little maintenance. It is my own cement powder and acrylic product sprayed onto steel hardware cloth/metal screen sprayed on by hopper about 1/4 inch and painted. The main frame is rebar all welded together and the end result was 1/3 rd the cost of gunite 1/2 the cost of sprayed foam and it has an insulating quality that makes it feel like a real cave. The shot material is twice the cost of dry wall mud but it is intended for outdoor use on pool decks, side walks or facades of buildings. It can be tinted any color. It can be painted over with any type of paint or sealer.

    We do apply one version of this stuff over our styrofoam relief scenery and wooden facades made to look like stone work. We can make stone, bricks, tile and marble. But, I'm sure no one realy cares. We do caves and facades and haunt panel details but, again I know no one really cares. It seems like only yesterday I was using this stuff making a facade for someone but I probably couldn't remember the formula. I'm not sure what I had for lunch today but, I do know know one cares.


    Another fabulous post from the U.S.Department of Wild Imaginings, now in spectaclar stereo, sponsored by the Adhesives and Sealants Council, suggesting ways to stick things together since the 1800s. Not fabulous in a gay way. Your results may vary. Illinois residents add 8% sales tax. These posts have been made by professional post makers, do not try this type of posting on your own without extensive training, lovely assistants and a trusty clown horn.
     

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    cave man care.
    cave women too busy hiding in back of cave from cave man to care
    cave man know what he had for lunch today, he's still wearing it's hide
    check your shirt Gregg, what was your lunch?
    just trying to help
     

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    For better results first put some 5 inches screws in the wall to 'support' the wole stuff, then cover the wall with expandable foam untill you get the shape you desire, after that put some metal mail on it and spray some wet portland cement on it. To make it very resistant so it can get a fat guy slam you need at least ten layers of 1 centimeter each. This is NOT a permanent solution, you can take it off with a hammer and a crowbar. This thing should last at least 1 year, if it is exposed to hard use then it may crack off but the mail prevents it from falling so remember to secure the mail very well and By the way, if you are using the foam put some ventilation in your place if you don't want to get stoned.
     

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    Or "Dead"?
     

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    LMAO!!! that's a good one Jim :lol: but seriously. Years ago I worked in one of those places where they fix your car's body when you smashed it so badly, you know what I mean, I don't know how do you say it in english. Anyway, I was sculpting a custom car's bumper with expandable foam but my cheapass boss didn't gave me a gas mask so I was inhaling all those toxic vapors and when I finished the first part I was so stoned that I really was like drunk or something, I was so mad with him that I never came back the next day and the bumper is still half done. So I am the living proof that inhaling that crap for more than 8 hours in a closed space isn't lethal but it shurely makes you wish to be dead!
    So anyone who is going to work with toxic crap should buy a 3M gas mask.
     

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    If you put an additive in said concrete it will be permanent and adhere properly for years. Spray foam = permanent liver damage, no problem. A respirator sometimes is not enough as your skin absorbes things as well. So, we are talking the complete fall onsomble haz mat suit in the pursuit of a little halloween entertainment.

    Ogg can not move head enough to see lunch skin? 105 degree temperatures and animal skins make Ogg not able to focus eyes? Ogg life suck.


    Another fabulous post from the U.S.Department of Wild Imaginings, now in spectaclar stereo, sponsored by the Adhesives and Sealants Council, suggesting ways to stick things together since the 1800s. Not fabulous in a gay way. Your results may vary. Illinois residents add 8% sales tax. These posts have been made by professional post makers, do not try this type of posting on your own without extensive training, lovely assistants and a trusty clown horn.
     

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