Guys, appreciate all the comments.
And, for Mr. Chang:
No, I haven't tried silicone. Thought about it but scrapped the idea because --
1) it would be very difficult (next to impossible) to undo the job and
2) Silicone has very high density and that translates to high weight. Also it'd be dificult to control the added weight. (Yes, it's possible but I don't wanna go through all that calculations.)
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Making a Super Redondo:
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