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    Randy Moe's Avatar
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    Re: Tripod head platform covering

    You want waterproof I suppose.

    Cork/rubber gasket material is tough and resists most liquids. https://www.autozone.com/sealants-gl...heet/67680_0_0 aslo 1/16" which may be better. https://www.autozone.com/sealants-gl...heet/67679_0_0

    Glue it down.

    For wood studio cameras I have used adhesive backed felt. https://www.mcmaster.com/#felt/=1dfrild

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    Drew Wiley
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    Re: Tripod head platform covering

    I don't like anything the least bit spongy. Hard thin cork isn't bad; but I tend to use coarsely sanded ABS - coarse texture for non-slip.

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    Re: Tripod head platform covering

    That rubberized cork material that Randy has listed above is also great to use for DIY LF cameras - for anything in rotational/lockable contact (swings, tilts, etc.) this material offers, IMHO, a perfect ratio of "slip to grip," allowing movements to be finely set and then tweaked while lightly tightened...with movement in question remaining stationary in "hands off" mode, yet still moveable for fine tweaks - with a final lockdown to get things solid. Great stuff! Not "spongy" at all, very durable, and easily applied with contact cement.

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    Re: Tripod head platform covering

    The felt is also very tough.

    Not fond of white, but it is tough.

    I reject ABS plastic in these applications. Too slippery even scuffed.

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    Re: Tripod head platform covering

    I used bicycle inner tube for this problem a few years back. (Sold the tripod later, so no info on longevity.
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