Bounce Rubberizer #025BO

Bounce Rubberizer #025BO
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SKU: 025BO-8
Weight: 0.60 lbs
Fortifier/additive: Adds strength
Makes it chip resistant
Increases pliability (flexibility)
Feel: Rubbery
Application time:
Work time: 20-30 minutes
Cure time: Sets almost immediately, cured in several hours
Weatherproof: Weather Resistant
Sandable: Not Sandable
Paint/Stain: Can be painted but not stained
Compatible with: Can be used by itself; Interor All Purpose Foam Coat; Grit; Mesh; Acrylic Paint

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Incredible Bouncing Boulders? Add small amounts of All Purpose Foam Coat to Bounce to create a flexible protective coating that is highly resistant to cracking on impact. Also makes All Purpose Foam Coat weatherproof, stick even better, and stronger with very thin coats. Use with 1-80 lbs of dry All Purpose Foam Coat. (Bounce is not compatible with Exterior Foam Coat or Create Coat)

Use Bounce with no added water for maximum flexibility. All Purpose Foam Coat comes out more flexible when no or less water is added to the Bounce.  For a super rubbery coating, try a liquidy mixture of 9 parts Bounce to one part All Purpose Foam Coat, adding the powder to the Bounce, until the desired thickness is attained.
Can also be applied alone, or with just a little bit of Foam Coat to create a strong flexible paintable sealant.
For a chip resistant coating, start with 1 part liquid to 1 part All Purpose Foam Coat, and thin or thicken as desired.  Dilute the Bounce with water before mixing with Foam Coat to get a less flexible, super smooth, chip-resistant surface.
Thin layers can be applied to vertical and inverted surfaces with little or no sagging. 
Applying: Fill holes with pasty mixture. To coat large areas, make a more liquidy mixture until thin enough to apply with a paint brush. May be applied as thick as 3/8 inch, but multiple coats are stronger. Looks like smooth stone when dry. Try texturing the surface before coating sets. Bounce is compatible with our Grit Texturizers. Can be smoothed while drying, but not sandable once dry.
Set Time: Use within 15 minutes. Sets up in 30 minutes. Maximum bond and strength in 24 hours.
Clean-Up: Immediately clean tools and brushes with soapy water.
Finishing: Paint or stain as desired.

Discount rates are available for large quantities. Pallets can ship for as low as $100 to most commercial locations in the continental US. Call or email us for details. 866.735.9255

WARRANTY: HWFF Inc./dba Hot Wire Foam Factory warrants this product to be of merchantable quality when used or applied in accordance with the instructions herein. The product is not warranted as suitable for any purpose or use other than the general purpose for which it is intended. Liability under this warranty is limited to the replacement of its product (as purchased) found to be defective, or at the shipping companies’ option, to refund the purchase price. In the event of a claim under this warranty, notice must be given to The Hot Wire Foam Factory in writing. This limited warranty is issued and accepted in lieu of all other express warranties and expressly excludes liability for consequential damages. MSDS available.

I am making a replica of an antique motion picture camera as a stage prop. It won't get handled on stage, but it will be used year after year. I don't want it to get banged up, but it can't weigh too much. Would All Purpose Foam Coat with Bounce be my best bet?

Normally to get a really rubbery coating you add just a little All Purpose Foam Coat to the Bounce to give the Bounce body, but in your project I think you should mix the 10-20% Bounce with 90-80% water and go heavy on the Foam Coat. This will make it chip resistant, but not too rubbery. This won't be sandable once it dries, but you can smooth it by tapping on the camera prop while the Foam Coat is liquidy, to make it smooth out. You can further smooth it as it dries.

Hi there, I'm planning on creating a 5-foot tall foam stake for a Halloween costume (witch burning at the stake). I'll be wearing the stake, and it will be tied with rope to me. I'm worried the rope will fray and beat up the foam, so I want to coat it. I will be carving details (like knots and lines) into the foam to make it look like wood. I also need it to be light, as I'll be wearing it all night. I've purchased your foam coat kit, so I have most of them, but I'm really not sure which will give me the right effect. I don't want it to go on so thick that it fills all the grooves, and I don't want it to go on rough so that the foam doesn't look like wood. Can you help me determine what foam coat to use? Thank you! Susan

Hi Susan,

Most Cosplay people are using mostly Bounce and adding All Purpose Foam Coat to thicken it. I'd use 90-95% Bounce to 5-10% Foam Coat. This will be fairly light and strong. My wife made a large 'wooden' shield using this formula. It's not rock solid but it's held up through a few trade shows. Anywhere the rope will be touching the foam prop you should wrap with Mesh. You might have to use a thicker mix (higher percentage of Foam Coat to Bounce) where you cover the Mesh so it doesn't show through the coating.

The other option is to use Styroplast, our plastic coating. This is used for props and backdrops in amusement parks where they will get a lot of abuse. Check out the Durability Test video that one of our customers made!

Outrageous idea for a costume. You've got to send us pictures of the build and finished piece!

We need to make soft rocks to use as stage props. We are creating a landslide for a motion picture, and don't want our stunt people to get bruised up.

Bounce and All Purpose Foam Coat will give you a fairly soft yet durable and rocky looking coating. We usually mix small amounts of All Purpose Foam Coat into the Bounce until we get it just pasty enough to not run off vertical surfaces when applied. It's best to have one person pour it onto the prop while a second person spreads it with a big stucco brush. You can't sand it once it dries, so you have to get the look you want while it is setting up.  

A second choice is Styroplast, which dries into a soft plastic. In the Styroplast Follow Up Review near the bottom of our Video Tutorial page you will find a method of making Styroplast look like rock:

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3 Most useful customer reviews
Bryce Eden - Frostbite Cosplay
Feb 20, 2018
This customer purchased the item at our site.
We've used Hot Wire Foam Factory Bounce on a few of our builds now and the results have been fantastic. We specialize in large scale cosplay builds and the biggest problem we encounter is things getting bumped into and damaged. Mixing Bounce with a little bit of the All Purpose Foam Coat creates a great durable shell on our Styrofoam and XPS props while still keeping them lightweight enough to be held by arm extensions or carried all day and tough enough to survive repeated convention use. It is easy to use and takes very well to painting and weathering effects. We highly recommend Bounce to anyone wanting to build props from XPS or Styrofoam. -Frostbite Cosplay, Texas
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Bobby Harpoon
Dec 26, 2016
This customer purchased the item at our site.
I have not found a real strong need for this product in my applications. It does offer another option that maybe you will find a need for it. Apply it by itself in a thick enough coat. It will make your foam items bounce. In all with it either by it self or applied with the addition of foam coat to toughen it up. You can give your products the feel of rubber on the outer surface. Again I have not used it in this manner. But if applied to a foam rubber. It could make some cool rubber boulders. Maybe for the use as theatrical props that will be dumped onto actors.
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Tina Padziora
Dec 20, 2016
This product has turned out to be one of my favorites from this company! I build custom portable indoor/outdoor pond/pond-less waterfalls. No part takes more than 2 people to carry. This means that parts will sit on top of each other and need to have a seamless look. With this product I have found it allows my seams to give a little which resulted in them maintaining the tight fit and I have no more chipping. It gives me more confidence in my finished products and their ability to remain stable and beautiful!
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