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    Oct 15, 2009, 5:59 PM - Best way to attach the armor to your vest? #1

    whats the best way to do this?
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    Oct 15, 2009, 6:14 PM - Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest? #2

    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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    Oct 15, 2009, 7:22 PM - Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest? #3

    yup nuts and bolts is what i'm doing
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    Oct 15, 2009, 9:43 PM - Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest? #4

    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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    Oct 15, 2009, 10:51 PM - Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest? #5

    bolts are good, but snaps are easier...it is mainly personal pref...
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    Oct 15, 2009, 11:33 PM - Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest? #6

    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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    Oct 16, 2009, 1:15 PM - Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest? #7

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

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/wiki/Tutorials
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    Oct 17, 2009, 3:11 PM - Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest? #8

    i use velcro and glue, but thinking about switching to snaps
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    Oct 19, 2009, 12:35 PM - Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest? #9

    how exactly would you do snaps?
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    Oct 19, 2009, 12:38 PM - Re: Best way to attach the armor to your vest? #10

    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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