How we can polish off your shiny thing
Dry Powder Only
The basic finish is a smooth surface that is shiny on the outside naturally; but is covered with talc to keep the clothing or gear from collecting moisture is the worst thing for latex and can cause it to rot or allow fungus to grow – it is a natural material afterall!
Powder Inside – Silicone Outside
This is a very common option and lets us do the hard work of polishing the outside for you. The inside is still dry powder, but we do the work of the initial outside shine for you!
Silicone inside and outside
this is a bit less common but some people ask for it. We polish both the inside and the outside here at the factory which makes this type of outfit shiny and slick all the way around. Its a little more common on coats and outside layers that are not always going directly next to the skin.
This is a chemical process which is done after the product is built. Latex is a small matrix lattice (microscopic window screen) which is what makes it tough and gives it its unique properties, but it also means that you have to polish it and shine it when you wear it. By exposing the latex to Chlorine the lattice is filled and the latex is no longer completely porous . This makes wearing the latex easier and allows a little less maintenance but with the expense that the latex isn’t quite as soft anymore and repairs can be more difficult