Installing Booie dreads

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predator paul

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Hi Guys

My Bambooie's finally arrived and I was wondering how to install them so they hang almost verticle. I'm going for a P1 length so just below the shoulders :D

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Paul .'.
 
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esdain

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all i have done in 2 masks now is cut an X in each hole and pushed the dread through, trim them down a little depending on how short you want them but remember to leave some extra to thread through. the more you leave the less padding you'll need in the mask.
add a little superglue and away you go, the shape of the X will grip the dreads
my first mask they hung really well after a day but the latex had a bit more give in it. as for my P2 i had to wait a little longer, dread beads help this as does a ribbon or something around them, just be patient
 

predator paul

New Member
all i have done in 2 masks now is cut an X in each hole and pushed the dread through, trim them down a little depending on how short you want them but remember to leave some extra to thread through. the more you leave the less padding you'll need in the mask.
add a little superglue and away you go, the shape of the X will grip the dreads
my first mask they hung really well after a day but the latex had a bit more give in it. as for my P2 i had to wait a little longer, dread beads help this as does a ribbon or something around them, just be patient
Are you saying to cut them down or leave the excess inside as a sort of padding? In the past I used to just poke them in the holes after cutting the x's I have never used glue. It's the length I'm worried about after shelling out on these I don't want to cut 'em too short :D
 

esdain

New Member
i leave plenty in there but if you leave too much there will be too much in there for your head :D i just added the glue for extra support, cut little
 

crawjaw

Active Member
Measure twice, cut once as the old woodworking advice goes.
I've just fitted Bambooie dreds to a resin cast so didn't have much margin of error as they don't penetrate into the cast. If you're pushing them through a cut X in the latex then there shouldn't be a problem, but obviously cut too long rather than too short. I was shiting myself too about cutting them but I started with the lowest dred hole to establish the dred length then fitted everything to suit using super glue. Don't think you'll need glue as the x cut should hold them. I had more problem calculating how best to fit 70 beads to 40 dreds. BTW Bambooie'd dreds look terrific so I don't regret shelling out for them. Good luck.
 

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predator paul

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i leave plenty in there but if you leave too much there will be too much in there for your head :D i just added the glue for extra support, cut little
OK Job done I'll post pics in a bit. They seem to hang pretty well already. Thanks Esdain

Paul .'.
 
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predator paul

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Looks great matey B) Im gunna go P1 next
Best look I think.

More dread rings and installed quills :sick:
p.s The elastic round the mouth is because I was training the dreads to hang right not because he has tooth ache
Paul .'.
 
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mortenharket

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Looks good bud. Did you glue them in the end? I used gorilla glue and not superlue, the superglue seemed to melt the dreads a bit. On my next mask I dont think I will glue them as a decent "X" in the mask will hold the dread in place I would of thought.
 

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