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Coastal Mist
06-26-2012, 01:51 AM
Hello, i was just wonerdering is it if possible to have a monofin with a translucent fluke. I might have to get plexiglass and make my own, so any tips on that would help too. Could i use a finis monofin with it?Thanks!

Mermaid Annariea
06-26-2012, 02:18 AM
i dont think you can use plexiglass for monofins... maybe youre thinking of fiberglass? i dont know if fiberglass is translucent, but it might be.
i know that a few people have made monofins from polycarbonate (i might be wrong, id find the threads where it was mentioned, but i cant right now), one person in particular being mermaid parties (:
ive never seen a finis monofin that was translucent, so that probably wouldnt work if youre going for that look.

NewYorkMermaid
06-26-2012, 02:21 AM
lexan is a good clear monofin material its the same stuff Mermaid parties and i believe mermagica uses..

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Kitty-Madison Snel
06-26-2012, 02:23 AM
For making a translucent fluke, use lexan or polycarbonate. Plexiglass is not strong enough.

Ilonka
06-26-2012, 12:16 PM
I want a translucent tail !

Mermaid Lira
06-27-2012, 04:13 PM
Or you can do like the JMB FX studios make the first h2o tails : a strong plate and a fluke entirely in silicone (i've already seen this in a lot of Tails for movies and itappears it works very well !)

MerAnthony
07-02-2012, 10:31 PM
NEVER use plexi glass.And I mean NEVER .plexi can not withstand the stress underwater and would snap like a twig. if you are going to make a monofin use lexan but you my want it thin. I made one and it is 9/32 thick. You can get it a little thinner but i wouldn't go very much thinner than what I have.3697

MysticTails
07-06-2012, 10:50 PM
NEVER use plexi glass.And I mean NEVER .plexi can not withstand the stress underwater and would snap like a twig. if you are going to make a monofin use lexan but you my want it thin. I made one and it is 9/32 thick. You can get it a little thinner but i wouldn't go very much thinner than what I have.3697

Where we're you able to purchase lexan? And is there any tutorial that you could tell me on how to make a monofin like yours? (if that's okay with you)

Mermaid Lorelei
07-07-2012, 01:46 AM
I found lexan at my local Lowes. You might have to ask around before an employee knows what you're talking about.

merboy78xy
07-08-2012, 01:24 AM
how did you guys cut your lexan? Intricate shapes are not easy in materials like this... what did you guys use?

Mermaid Lorelei
07-08-2012, 01:59 AM
I used a jigsaw and then trimmed it up with a dremel and a sanding wheel.

Coradion
07-09-2012, 03:36 AM
Mine is fiberglass it's opaque when dry but transparent in the water.

MerAnthony
08-05-2012, 06:36 AM
I bought my lexan at our local truevalue hardware store. I made that monofin out of a 18 inch by 24 inch sheet and the price was about $16.00. When I cut it I used a scroll saw with the blade turned sideways so the monofin would fit when cutting.

meremily
08-11-2012, 09:39 PM
what kind of bolts or screw do you guys recommend to pins the swins fins to the lexan?