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Sewing On Armor


Question - If I have someone sew on armor will it just be the outside edge that I have them sew? How far in should they sew?

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Re: sew on armor


You mean latex or urethane armor? Dont do it. Glue it on. Its quicker and easier and it wont put holes in the armor.

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its urethane I believe I got it from Luda. o thought sewing it on was the best...
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Glue it on.
Sewing it on might damage your Armor...

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I would be afraid of the thread tearing through the rubber over time.

If it was made by Ludakris then it is likely latex.

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Quote:

inkmonkey wrote:

I would be afraid of the thread tearing through the rubber over time.



I agree

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if I glue it on should I glue the outside edge an inch thick or so or glue as much of the middle as possible????
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about an inch around the armor. Use Dap contact cement or something similar. If there are any edges that come up, use some gel superglue to get them down. make sure you either wrap yourself in some saaran wrap where you plan on glueing or wear something really thick underneath cuz it will burn.

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Listen to Shawdowbat. ;)

I also find it useful to glue maybe a centre spot on the chest (something that will not cave in). Just keeps things centered while you do those edges.

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Re: sew on armor


I'm gonna have to disagree with,apparently,everyone.
I say if you can get it sewn on,do it.
Glue it on first,then get the edges sewn.
I would say about 3/16" from the edge,being very careful not to get too close,but not too far in for it to be noticeable.

Nothing will happen to the rubber or fabric,except make the bond between the two stronger. The thread will have even tension all the way around and won't put enough stress on any one point to cause any concerns.

But,if you felt that concerned about it,the fix is an easy one.
After it's sewn on,get some urethane(or latex if it's a latex piece) and go around and fill each hole and carefully 'paint' over the thread,bonding the two.
On the inside,paint a few layers of latex all the way around the seam/thread about a half inch wide strip. This will bond everything together and it will never come apart.

It's the way to go.

John :flapbat

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