Best way to attach the armor to your vest?

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    Best way to attach the armor to your vest?

    whats the best way to do this?

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    Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest?

    There are several ways, a quick search will turn up loads of threads on this. I myself glued screws to the back of the armor plates and attached eyelets on the vest so i can screw the armor pieces on.

    Snaps or velcro are other options.

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    Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest?

    yup nuts and bolts is what i'm doing

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    Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest?

    i'm using velcro, one side [rough] glued to the back of the armor, the other side [soft] sewed to the vest.

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    Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest?

    bolts are good, but snaps are easier...it is mainly personal pref...

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    Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest?

    I used the bolt method. It's a bit of a pain but you won't get armour falling off in the middle of a troop.

    al13ns shouldn't you have the velcro round the other way? Soft on the armour so it doesn't wreck the vest?

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    Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest?

    There's even a page in the wiki, under the Tutorials section.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/wiki/Tutorials

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    Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest?

    i use velcro and glue, but thinking about switching to snaps

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    Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest?

    how exactly would you do snaps?

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    Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest?

    You take squares of ABS, drill a hole and attach the snap. Glue the piece onto your armor.

    Punch holes in your vest for the other snap piece and attach them. Voilà!

    You can find a good tutorial for snaps at www.tk409.com as well.

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