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Registered: 10-2006
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Reinforcing Foam Armor


Hey guys. I just got some Bob Begins armor a little while ago.

I am going to mount it within a week or so but I have a slight issue. in a few as I would put it "stress" areas the urethane is a little thinner. Nothing too major just a few spots about dime size. I want to reinforce these areas before gluing to prevent any sort of tears or anything.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can put on the back of the armor to strengthen it a little? I thought about just using some superglue.... but any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Need some help with my Bob D armor.


I'm not experienced but would it not be prudent to possibly glue a small piece of latex rubber to the back of the thin areas?, just a thought. :cheers

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Re: Need some help with my Bob D armor.


I have some molding liquid latex. I wonder if that would work? Anyone chime in?
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Re: Need some help with my Bob D armor.


Latex wont stick to urethane...

just glue it well... what undersuit are you gluing to?

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Re: Need some help with my Bob D armor.


Quote:

Kbillan wrote:

Latex wont stick to urethane...

just glue it well... what undersuit are you gluing to?

Keith



Ive glued latex to urethane with no problems.

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Re: Need some help with my Bob D armor.


Right.. you glued it to it. you could glue metal to urethane if you wanted to... thats not what he is saying though. He has liquid latex, i assume he wants to pour into it to build it up. Im pretty sure it wont stick...

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Re: Need some help with my Bob D armor.


I think that guy Gregday did something with his Bob D begins torso to stiffen it out or beef it up a while back. Try searching the archives for the thread.

I have heard of some people using that expanding canned foam, but it does tend to go a little crazy(it doesn't seem to stop expanding when you want it too LOL).
   

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Re: Need some help with my Bob D armor.


The expanding urethane foam is the best idea, just use the flexible type. if it expands too much you can just use a sharp blade and cut back any excess. i've not used it personally, but a friend of mine who also makes costumes uses it all the time when there are weaker areas in his suits. using flexible expanding foam is also a great way to fill any cavities that your undersuit doesn't fill
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Have you contacted Bob for his suggestions?

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Re: Need some help with my Bob D armor.


No not yet. I have yet to pull it off the mannequin to look at the back side of it yet to see if there is space to infact fill in. Been busy the last few days building my RC race buggy.
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