Originally Posted by WereWolf84
Great! 2 layers of white it is, how many coats/dusters required for a smooth surface on the spandex while not affect the AT properties of the spandex?
Let's get it right.
Top layer is White Spandex
Bottom layer is White Spandex
Top layer of White Spandex is painted "WITHOUT"
the bottom layer of White Spandex behind it.
Dusters are applied from 16" away very rapidly (3' per second) with a minimum of 70% overlap.
The number of needed Dusters is unknown....this is Virgin Territory. But a good guess would be 5-6, with at least 1hour drying time between coats. Also, apply at least 2 very light Dusters to the opposite side.
It is my assumption that a reason for Spandex's exceptional AT properties is not just it's open weave characteristics, but also the lack of density of such fabric...especially when stretched.Applying a paint will undoubtedly stiffen the material to a degree, and add to it's overall weight and density. To this effect, the Dusters must be applied as very sparse coatings, with the Spandex already stretched.
WereWolf84, it's encouraging to see a member like yourself "Bite" on such experimentation. If you go forward with the realization that it is exactly that....a full size experiment, and keep your expectations in check while you also give it your best, most careful effort, your chances will be better than many...if not indeed most would give any credence to.
Good Luck ! ........and Get'ter dun!