Industrial strength velcro?

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by captainhappy, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. captainhappy

    captainhappy New Member

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    Greetings all. I need to buy some velcro for my neck seal on my Vader helmet and was told to buy industrial strength velcro. My question is, does it really hold better than just typical velcro like on the stormtrooper kits? Where does one look for industrial strength velcro?
  2. slave1pilot

    slave1pilot Sr Member

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    Yes, it's far superior .
    Look at Lowes or Home Depot.
    Lowes has the white & the black
  3. captainhappy

    captainhappy New Member

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    Thank you so very much:)
  4. Betamin

    Betamin Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You can pick it up at WalMart too. That's where I got mine to use on my Vader costume.
  5. saxe coburg

    saxe coburg Sr Member

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    I get mine at Home Depot. It is alot better than "normal" velcro, well worth the extra money, etc. If you need alot of it, Sam's Club had the best price on it.
  6. Jedidentist

    Jedidentist Well-Known Member

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    It's much cheaper at Walmart, and comes in smaller lengths as well. At Home Depot, I could only find little strips, or $30 worth.
  7. rocketeer25

    rocketeer25 Sr Member

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    Michaels and JoAnne's sell it too, and if they usually have 40-50% off one item coupons in each Sunday's newspaper.

    Good deal.. :)

  8. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    It's the only kind of velcro I use. I can't say enough good things about it.

    Interesting, I didn't know Michaels sold it. I'll have to check and see if they have it at the one close to my wife's work.
  9. vaderfanforever

    vaderfanforever Active Member

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    What section in Walmart can you find the Idustrial strength velcro? I have seen a fan set up in a Vader lid that I might try.

  10. SethB6025

    SethB6025 Well-Known Member

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    Industrial velcro will kick your butt. That stuff rocks, and i swear by it. Definately stronger than regular velcro.
  11. greatgarlando

    greatgarlando Well-Known Member

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    Fabric dept
  12. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

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    Industrial strength velcro is really good on hard surfaces. If you're looking to use it on flexible surfaces, I don't know if I'd recommend it. I've tried to use it on vinyl, and the adhesive never fully "cured." I had to use Goo-gone to remove it, and Shoe Goo to attach some regular velcro instead.
  13. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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    To get velcro to stay on leather(I imagine it would work with vinyl, also) I use regular crazy glue to back it(between the material and velcro) and to seal the edges. The velcro will not be going ANYWHERE(ever). :)

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