Ive used it to make some tiny dreads for the temple areas and it works very well indeed.
The nice thing also is that you can bake them with a slight bend so that they fall better.
I havent got a pic yet but can get one if you want.
Next Im gona use it to cover up my bald patch.
I dont keep the thicker ones in for longer. However....
After they've baked and I've taken them off the foil I always put them back in the oven as its cooling anyway. Sort of a second, lighter bake.
I've done a few of these now and there are a few things I now also do.
*Roll them very slightly longer and thinner than you want because they tend to contract a tad in the oven.
*Don't do too many at once. If they are on the backing tray/foil for too long before they go into the oven they can get a very slight flat spot on the underneath. I tend to do some, lay them on the foil and give them all a small last roll while they are on the foil just before cooking.
*Before I glue them to the mask I also wash them in hot soapy water. A drip of superglue and they aint going anywhere.
*I also found that you tend to get a better shape to the quills if your sober when rolling them. I made a few while I was having a few beers recently and ended up with Pred Afro'
Have to say this is awesome stuff. So strong and ultra flexible.
Thx for the tips hippie I'm going to start on mine tomorrow I hope, I'm going to roll mine on the tray instead of rolling them on a table and picking them up,lee gave my the advice on this so I don't pinch and make them flat anywhere before I put them in the oven.
All right Lee, I read this entire thread and do not see the name of this stuff or where to get it. Are you holding out on us or am I blind? I tried some silicone a few years ago and the problem was glueing. It sound like you found the solution for that. Does this material come in black? I never really like the bake-n-bend stuff. It is a little stiff. Answers please.
I got 50 out of the batch you gave mate,still have enough for more!! I found only taking a small pinch from the compound is fine, more you take out the fatter they become or you have roll them long 2 inch roll is about right I found..