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how/where can I buy natural rubber latex? Answered

Preferably not coagulated, and in quantities under a metric ton. 

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rickharrisBest Answer (author)2016-12-09

1. Never Never put Latex suppliers into google if you have a delicate temperament.

2. Doing it will find you many suppliers of latex.

3. Most/all latex comes in liquid form in a slurry with water. If you only want a relatively small amount try looking for a manufacture of rubber gloves they buy it my the tonne. They may be happy to sell you a small amount.

4 Yet again, in a previous existence, I spent 6 months making rubber gloves!

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Sounds like you have some experience in the matter…

Could you elaborate a little? Is there a manufacturer that you recommend?

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where are you in the world?

Google will be your best bet. Try for suppliers and also rubber glove manufacturers.

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steveastrouk (author)rickharris2016-12-11

Funny, that's what I said a few days ago, and now YOU get the best answer !!!

Sheesh ;-)

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He got the best answer for "If you only want a relatively small amount try looking for a manufacture of rubber gloves they buy it my the tonne. They may be happy to sell you a small amount." I think that that reply best suited my needs. I do appreciate your replies too!

No hard feelings? :)

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rickharris (author)steveastrouk2016-12-11

It's the way I tell them! :-)

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steveastrouk (author)rickharris2016-12-09

Re: Item 1

My father had a similar experience looking for O rings

ROFLMAO

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Reminds me of the "famous" PEN ISLAND....

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rickharris (author)steveastrouk2016-12-09

Yeh I put Big jugs into a school PC once and got barred until I explained why.

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steveastrouk (author)2016-12-08

sculpture supply stores have it.

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I believe what sculpture supply stores carry is casting latex, or liquid latex, which is one third latex, two thirds water, and less than 1% ammonia.

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So buy it, and let it dry out - and you end up with latex solid.

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1+
Otherwise go to a good sex shop and buy a small pack of casting latex...
If you need solid latex you will have a hard time finding it....

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Sometimes, you have to bow your head to someone's superior knowledge.....

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Sorry but I got that "knowledge" from a TV show years ago.
The guys needed a large quantity of fast curing latex and used a big sex shop for the supplies.
Turns out a lot people like to make molds of .....

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I'm not old enough to go to a sex shop xD

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I see that working out just fine:
"Mum, can you quickly go to the sexshop down the road and grab me a pack of latex to make genital moulds?"
"Sure! Can I grab you something lse while I am down there?"

LOOOOOL

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All latex will be like that - or solid.

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rickharris (author)2016-12-11

This may be a bit late BUT what do you want to do with the latex?

(After Downunder's post I am not sure I should ask!)

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Making a polymer composite.

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