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    Aug 22, 2015, 6:18 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #76

    love this idea, very creative!!

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    Aug 23, 2015, 12:49 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #77

    Am I correct in assuming that the magnets freefloat in the inside? Meaning not adhered or sewn into a pocket or something ?

    I love the idea but would seem odd to have them not attached to the flight suit.


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    Aug 23, 2015, 6:43 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #78

    Great idea.
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    Aug 23, 2015, 7:00 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #79

    Quote JedIinTraining said: View Post
    Am I correct in assuming that the magnets freefloat in the inside? Meaning not adhered or sewn into a pocket or something ?

    I love the idea but would seem odd to have them not attached to the flight suit.


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    I hot glued mine to the inside of the vest. This makes sure they stay, but since it's hot glue it can still come off. Sewing them in place is...hard. since you know the needle is metal and you are working with magnets

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    Aug 23, 2015, 7:05 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #80

    Gotcha thanks, I'm gonna use this method but have another idea for adhering to the inside.


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    Aug 24, 2015, 5:00 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #81

    I used clear gorilla tape in the inside of my vest to hold the magnets. And it works absolutely wonderful.
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    Sep 11, 2015, 3:29 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #82

    The magnets do not need to be sewn to the vest, but I suppose you could if you wanted to. Seems kinda unnecessary to me, though.
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    Sep 12, 2015, 9:31 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #83

    Quote redkraytdragon said: View Post
    The magnets do not need to be sewn to the vest, but I suppose you could if you wanted to. Seems kinda unnecessary to me, though.
    How did those 12mm x 3mm ever work out for you? Better than the 1" ones?


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    Oct 29, 2015, 5:59 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #84

    helpful, very helpful indeed.
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    Oct 29, 2015, 5:51 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #85

    Interesting idea. Going to have to play around with this.
  11. Nov 8, 2015, 10:43 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #86

    The more that I read about this approach, the more I am convinced that this is the way to go.
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    Nov 8, 2015, 7:06 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #87

    I've used magnets on all of my Captain America suits, most recently my armored Cap NOW suit. They work great for this sort of thing. I bought 40 disc magnets from magnets4less.com. I'm planning to get into the Boba Fett mash-up I've long been wanting so I am happy to be a part of the group here
  13. Dec 3, 2015, 11:43 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #88

    So, on the collar plate, you attached two screws to the plate itself and then what? I'm a little confused here, but I am new, so please, humor me...
  14. Dec 4, 2015, 3:40 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #89

    This is a very good idea indeed, I will keep this in mind when I am building my armor. Thanks!
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    Dec 7, 2015, 11:32 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #90

    Do you think this will work with EVA foam the same way?
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    Dec 8, 2015, 3:09 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #91

    Absolutely
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    Dec 9, 2015, 2:27 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #92

    Definitely the way to go!
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    Dec 28, 2015, 12:51 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #93

    Currently messing around using the magnet method. I've found that you can use aluminum tabs attached to the armor and then magnets so you will get the same results with half the magnets. Currently still working on it and need to order more magnets for the chest armor, but will post pics with my results if this works will save on the amount of magnets needed.
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    Dec 29, 2015, 1:04 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #94

    cool going to try this out
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    Jan 7, 2016, 8:16 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #95

    Yet another great informative thread. Thanks all.
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    Jan 17, 2016, 3:55 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #96

    I just finished getting the chest, diamond and belly pieces attached. I hot glued the magnets to the vest as well. Once you find your ideal positioning I find it much better to do this so you can take the pieces on and off at will and not have free magnets jumping around and sticking to each other. It also speeds up the application of the pieces at a later date.

    RKD I am also stumped as to what you are doing with the neckpiece. Once you have the 2 bolts attached, then what? Could you expand on that part of your OP please? I am guessing you cut holes in the vest for the bolts to go through and then you attach via nuts on the inside? I don't want to do that until I get some confirmation though.

    Another tip I have is to not skimp on the strength of the magnets if using an Arkady vest. It's double thickness and the 7lb magnets I got are just enough to hold things in place, and moving around/ flexing through the chest plate region too much will cause them to come detached. You could probably use the 10lb magnets with this thick vest. Definitely use 10lb magnets for the shoulder bells.

    I also recommend using magnets on the armour *and* the vest, vs just a piece of metal on the vest. You will want the strength of attachment that a couple 7-10lb magnets will give you over a single stronger magnet (that will have more of a chance to interfere with the others near by) and a piece of metal.
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    Jan 25, 2016, 8:08 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #97

    Hey everyone first time poster here. I got to thinking about the magnet idea to attach the armor. More specifically I was thinking if there was another way to attach the magnets to the inside of the vest so that they were semi-permanent and the plates would attach to the same location every time. Just a warning my solution seems like an answer to a nonexistent problem. The problem that comes up as everyone has seen is that its very difficult to sew a magnet in with a metal needle. So what I thought of was why not sew a small "pocket" on the inside of the vest for each magnet. Then put a small flap over it with a Velcro closure to hold the magnet in temporarily. I don't have any pictures of what I'm trying to say but think of boba's thigh pockets but with a full front flap and a lot smaller for each magnet. If the pockets were sewn to the right size they would be tight holding the magnet and the top Velcro flap would only be extra. This would allow the magnets to be removed in-case you wanted to wash the vest as well as create the same armor alignment every time. I'll probably try this once I get a vest and some armor to play with.
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    Jan 26, 2016, 9:22 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #98

    Earlier in this thread, someone said that the magnet method doesn't work for attaching the collar + back armor to the vest, but I didn't quite understand why. If you didn't have the back plate attached to the collar plate with a bolt and instead used a snap or Velcro or something, why couldn't you use magnets to hold these pieces in place on the vest as well?
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    Feb 27, 2016, 10:44 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #99

    I'm doing this as well!

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    Mar 12, 2016, 12:19 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #100

    Yeah gonna have to keep this in mind. GW guys

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