Sunday, May 26, 2013

Fingertip Reinforcement

The fingertips of the gloves are fraying -- I've used the suit in over 30 pressure tests now, including underwater! -- so I'm painting on a rubberized fingertip coat. Easy enough. This is not meant to hold pressure, that's done by the blue gas-impermeable layer you see under the fraying cotton cover layer on the gloves in one of the photos above. This just reinforces the glove tips, and the stickiness of the rubber can add a little dexterity.

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