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Re: Which DAP to use?


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Which Loctite? I have their "Handyman's All-Purpose Cement".



Loctite Super Glue. You can find it at Walmart near the paint section with the other glues.

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Oh, ok... That's good stuff too. I might use that to edge the armor since I have some of that too.

I just did the DAP job today. Holy crap, that stuff bonds instantly and strongly. I'm lucky I got the armor down in the position I wanted, because I'm not sure that stuff is ever gonna come off again.

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It will, if you want it to.

Just remember, if you do ever desire to yank it off... Pull the fabric off of the armor, don't pull the armor off of the fabric.





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Cool, thanks for the tip.

I just bondini'ed the edges down. Lookin good. :up

Now I don't have to worry about any straps shifting wrong or becoming un-adjustable. :)

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Ya' gonna' brush the latex on? It'd hide the markings from the wetsuit.








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I got a couple requests via pm to tell how I used the DAP to glue the piece down. So I thought I would actually post a few words on it here along with a couple or 3 pictures of the finished result. :)

Basically I just did it the way EchoSix suggested, with a couple minor tweaks. First of all, I suited up in the diveskin, with a couple tshirts underneath. I had my sister trace out the outline of the armor. I then had her paint some black latex along the inside of the outline. After a couple hours of walking around like a protocol droid so there are no creases in the suit that can be made permanent by the drying latex, the diveskin was ready to be DAPped.

However, my sister had other obligations, so I had to make it a one-man job. I stuffed the diveskin full of clothing and spare fabric so it resembled a human form. I took this "headless body"(lol) outside and laid it down. I took a 1" chip brush and painted a 1" wide swath of DAP about an inch inward of the armor's outline. I then did the same on the back of the armor itself, painting a 1" wide swath about an inch inward of its edge. I repeated this 3 times for the armor and 3 times for the diveskin. I then let the DAP tack up for about 20 minutes.

Then I carefully placed the armor how I wanted it to look on the skin. Be careful at this point because the bond is INSTANT. Don't press the edges down until its EXACTLY how you want it. Mine is very slightly misaligned because I was not ready for how instant the bond is. However, its barely noticeable so I'm not complaining. :)

After letting it sit for about an hour I went around the edges with Bondini and that fixed it right up.

Jants recommended I do this because afterward it feels so much more secure and like a glove. I agree totally. I dont have to worry about the top of the facade popping out from under the cowl ever again.

And now a few pics.

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Just when I thought I couldn't love this first suit of mine anymore, DAPping it made me love it even more so(in a good clean way... :lol)!

I'm going to use Bondini to put on the cod-piece however. I'm thinking I shouldn't need near the holding strength on that as I did on the chestpiece. Not that Bondini provides any less, but the effort is minimized by not DAPping it. :p

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Looking good, Patrick. Wish I would have read this before I dapped. burned like hell.

BTW Holy Gauntlet Fins!!!

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