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Old 02-08-2014, 05:21 AM   #16
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Probably going to pursue the Sugru product next time, real silicone and half the price of the radians.
Not familiar with this...more info?
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:20 AM   #17
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:23 AM   #18
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I meant the process of making a set of ear plugs from scratch. Jam it in, let it sit for a few, pull it out, put it on the counter?
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:54 PM   #19
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I meant the process of making a set of ear plugs from scratch. Jam it in, let it sit for a few, pull it out, put it on the counter?
Some info here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Cust.../Preparations/

I ordered a small pack. Will post back.
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:56 PM   #20
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I feel the same about the radians, I just did a pair 2 weeks ago and I'm not really happy with them, but I think if I did it again it would be better next time. Probably going to pursue the Sugru product next time, real silicone and half the price of the radians.

Hadn't heard of these before. They look promising. Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:59 PM   #21
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I found the Radians pretty hard so sometimes they didn't seal well. how much softer s the Suguru?
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:00 PM   #22
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Here's a link to a sugru 'how to' video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ea8OXLvtI_A
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I've watched quite a few video's and some have the person with their mouth closed and some have people biting down on something to keep the mouth slightly open while taking the impressions.

Anybody know what the difference is??

Found t. When I did my Radians I had my mouth closed tightly and when riding i'm more relaxed so that's the reason I didn't get a good seal. Time for a do-over.

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Old 02-09-2014, 08:07 PM   #24
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I had a custom set made at the Indy race. The left one is painful wear over 30 minutes, plus the fall out and land in the dirt every time I pull my helmet off.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:19 PM   #25
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I buy the 12 pack of cheap moldable silicone plugs. They seal incredibly and are super comfortable.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:04 AM   #26
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Currently giving 20% off for inmates and open to group buys for even bigger discounts. There are incredibly comfortable for prolonged use with full seal and great sound !!
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:22 AM   #27
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I've watched quite a few video's and some have the person with their mouth closed and some have people biting down on something to keep the mouth slightly open while taking the impressions.

Anybody know what the difference is??
Having the mouth slightly open tends to open up the ear canal just a little bit, allowing more mold material to be injected or pushed into the canal. The result is a better seal once the earplugs have finished.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:13 AM   #28
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Having the mouth slightly open tends to open up the ear canal just a little bit, allowing more mold material to be injected or pushed into the canal. The result is a better seal once the earplugs have finished.
Yes. I had my first set of custom molds done jaws closed, second slightly open. Last option is better, as when you close the jaws with the final product, it seals even better.

And re your earlier post on this thread, I don't understand people messing with pushing DIY stuff in their ears:
1) Go to an hearing aid shop. They will do impressions for basically the same price as the internet DIY material.
2) The difference is they inject it fist deeply into the ear with a large injection needle, and then fill up the rest of the ear while retracting the needle. The force with which the ear is filled up is quite amazing.

But as stated, a soft silicone version of the impression feels way better, and was worth the money to me
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:41 AM   #29
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Mold

I recommend all of the above while t is setting. Open wide and talk as normal so it can work into all areas and set as suck that when you move your jaw its ok.
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