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Attaching Armor - Instructions


I know this is a dead horse issue, but I cannot make up my mind.
What is the best adhesive to use for gluing my armor onto my wetsuit? Bondini? DAP? Advice?

Also, I have read all the archives and no one ever really says where exactly to start? I thought I read somewhere to mark it on the wetsuit. Cover the inside of the chest piece then slip it on and press. But now I read more about just gluing 1 to 2 inches in?

Also, if I wear it and do the 1 to 2 inches in, should I attach the back first?

This was may [sign in to see URL] back, then the stomach, then the ribs, chest and arms? Does this sound right...

Thanks

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Re: Attaching armor


hi
i have just fastened my armour on . my suit is a Neoprene wetsuit
i packed out the wetsuit(with any old cloths!) to my measurments
then fastened armour on
i used " Bostik 2402 Adhesive" and Neoprene Glue (for edges)

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based in England but im sure there must be suppliers everywere

hope this helps you

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Camo,

Thanks for the response. I will look into the Bostik. When you applied it, did you cover the whole inside and then slip it on and press it, or did you go a small section at a time?

I forgot to look at Artsee's page, I keep forgetting what a resource he is..emoticon

Thanks again..emoticon
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hi
no ,first put armour on ,then cowl ( to made sure logo was in correct position. pin armour to suit ,marked around armour with taylors chalk then i filled the wetsuit out to my measurements applied glue to suit and amour left it for 5 mins then placed armour on suit making sure it matched marking then went a round edge with the tube of neoprene glue ( the bostik glue gets stronger as it goes of had to leave over night
any help i can give i will

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This is how I did mine so thought I'd share it with you. (Armor onto lycra, not wetsuit though, but method is the same.)

[1] Wear your wetsuit.

[2] Get friend.

[3] Place armor on your body. Get the position right.

[4] Mark out with tailor's chalk the chest, legs and kneecaps.

[5] Get ready glue.

[6] Stay in your wetsuit, apply GENEROUSLY on the inside of your armor, leaving a gap of one inch from the edges.

[7] Stand very still and upright, get friend to press the armor on onto your suit.

[8] Keep pressing the armor onto suit for an hour. Which means you can't sit down. Just bear with it.

[9] Use towels or belts to bind the armor to your suit, or your friend will be tired of pressing it against you for an hour.

[10] Repeat process for your leg armor.

[11] Come back 24 hours later, and apply the same glue around the edges.

[12] Done. Now go out and kick-ass.

Do not gain weight or anything, 'cause you won't fit it again. Do not lose too much weight either, or it won't fit nicely as well. I lost quite a bit of weight lately, trying to prepare myself for the spidey suit. Now the bat belt is too loose.

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Thanks for the [sign in to see URL] hour?..Yikes, that's gonna be warm at this time of the [sign in to see URL] well, no one said this was going to be easy..emoticon
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Marcus thanks for the tips, Now if I only had a friend emoticon

Is the belt not adjustable?

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My only question is ...how do you guys clean your neoprene or dive skins with the rubber armor pieces glued to it after you've worn it for hours and it gets all stinky? I was going to glue mine on and then thought ,i'm going to sweat ALOT in this suit so i better not glue the armor to the dive skin.
thoughts?
I [sign in to see URL] i wear the stormtrooper armor with dive skin and sweat alot.
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will let you know next week! i have joined the UK garrison and im doing a Movie Day at a theme Park in England.
will see how hot it gets



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