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Old Mar 04, 2013, 07:27 AM
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Report on the Uline anti-static foil:

It welds really nicely with an iron. But, only one side to the same side of another piece - the "dull" side. Held up, but was too heavy to let an 18 inch envelop fly. The stuff may be better suited to Monokote type applications because it also will adhere to balsa, which was interesting.

Oh well - at least we know now.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 12:34 PM
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Oh, and a GREAT contact cement - 3M yellow automotive trim cement.

Man, that stuff is out of this world sticky/tough. I'm loving it.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 12:15 AM
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Metalic foil survival blankets.

For example Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets

From Wikipedia "the material consists of a thin sheet of plastic (often PET film) that is coated with a metallic reflecting agent, making it metallized polyethylene terephthalate (MPET), usually gold or silver in color".

Very cheap and easy to get, provided you want to work with small sized blimps. I've read it's nearly impossible to glue, and I don't know how it compares to proper balloon material with respect to weight and Helium permeability. It's very thin. A blanket big enough to wrap a body in is folded up into a very small packet.
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