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Dark Knight

Registered: 12-2004
Location: Dublin Ireland
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Re: Attaching armor


so what would you use gobby, straps?.

They would be hard to hide at the sides of the torso

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Registered: 02-2004
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yelp! i bondini'd the black elastic straps to inside sides of the 1 piece chest/bicep armor. When i had a Dyr1, thats how it came to me. So i just used the same idea with my new 89 suit.
Now, i will glue the knee armor on.I figure it will be okay and easy to reglue(if needed) when i'm cleaning it by hand in the sink with soap and water. But the leg armor i'm still thinking on it. I just want it to look accucrate as possible and not smell like BO. :lol
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Registered: 06-2005
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Apprentice

Registered: 11-2004
Location: Singapore
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When glueing the armor onto wetsuit/lycra, you wanna hold still for an least an hour before take it off. It really does require quite a bit of patience on your part. It's gonna be hot, and there'll be heat generated from the glue - so do this in a ventilated room and preferably in front of a huge fan (or two). Do you use airconditioning or the smell of the glue will get to you.

If you're doing on lycra/spandex, make sure you saran wrap/clingwrap your body, arms, and thighs. Trust me on this - I had chemical burns on the inside of my thighs.

As for the stinkiness after wearing, hang up your suit and generously powder the inside of your suit - to soak up the sweat and the smell. You can always use all sorts of sprays for it, but nothing beats a good airing. Use the sprays after the airing. Air it for a day, and out of direct sun. To minimize the onset of stinkiness in the suit, wear a tshirt inside. It WILL be completely drenched - better the tshirt then the suit.

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Registered: 04-2005
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Re: Attaching armor...Update


OK, I used a little advice frfom a few people. I wrapped myself in saran wrap. I put on the diveskin, put on the chest and cowl and marked out the upper body. Slapped on a bunch of DAP in the red can on the armor and on the diveskin ( Then stood outside so I didnt get too much of a buzz) waited 15 minutes then slid on the armor and had my wife press it into place. Wrapped it with ropes to hold it in place while it bonded. Then I waited an hour and slid it off and I am now going around the edges with Bondini everything gel. Word of caution...Make sure you cever all your skin with saran wrap. If not, the parts of the skin it hits gets real hot for the first 5 to 10 minutes. Then you just have to stand there and feel the burn or get out. I just took the pain and got it done..:)

Now I have to trim up the bottoms..Suit up and do it again...
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Registered: 03-2004
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I told you Greg, Wax paper. Dap will melt the plastic wrap. :)


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LOL...Crap,,,,, Uhm...That explains the heat...LOL..
It only got hot on the left side of my chest so I just walked around outside and gritted my teeth for a few minutes...LOL
Now I just have to look at the legs a little closer and trim tem to my size so they dont bunch up, then I am on to either the latex and plasti dip or just plasti dip. Depending on how my experimentation goes...:)
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Dark Knight

Registered: 08-2005
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Could you use the blue masking tape to hold the armor on while the glue sets? You can get it in various widths, it's the kind where you can leave it on for 7 days and it won't peel up the paint. It might work out okay for holding on the armor and not leaving any residue...

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Registered: 02-2004
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I use the UnderArmor type stuff for my undersuit, so this would most likely work for lycra too. What I do for cleaning is just put a little lukewarm water in the bathtub, add a little mild detergent (like Woolite), hand wash, rinse thoroughly, & hang to dry. So far it has worked great! The latex armor & glue seems to be completely unaffected by it. I just towel dry the armor & let the suit air dry.
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Registered: 04-2005
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Great advice Knight...Thanks..:)
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