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Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Darth Domain, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    The FX armor i have was put together quite rushed with seams coming apart etc. I was contemplating a more " permanent" solution such as rivetting all the seams together then painting the rivet heads white so not so noticable. Do troopers think this is an acceptable method as opposed to glue/velcro.
    Thanks
     
  2. geordietrooper

    geordietrooper Well-Known Member

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    personally i'd avoid rivets for seams & use abs glue or industrial velcro :)





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  3. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(geordietrooper @ Jun 19 2006, 01:38 PM) [snapback]1263927[/snapback]</div>
    Is industrial strenght velcro the same as high strenght or not, also, is industrial strnght usually available in DIY stores or do any UK guys where i should be looking
    Cheers
     
  4. geordietrooper

    geordietrooper Well-Known Member

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    you can get indusrial velcro at john lewis or b&q :)
     
  5. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(geordietrooper @ Jun 19 2006, 07:45 PM) [snapback]1264054[/snapback]</div>
    Thanks chap :thumbsup
     
  6. foxbatkllr

    foxbatkllr Sr Member

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    The velcro that comes with the FX kit is not strong enough. I've put two kits together using industrial strength sticky back velcro and have never had a problem with them coming apart.
     
  7. GeneralMayhem

    GeneralMayhem Sr Member

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    Add a bead of crazy glue to the edges of the velcro after applying it. Problem solved.
     
  8. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    once again thanks, i had someone go look in B&Q today for ind strenght velcro to give me an idea of price
     

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