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    Apr 2, 2016, 1:00 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #101

    I'm planning to use magnets to attach my chest armor as well. Question for anyone who's used washers inside the vest, rather than magnets, to keep cost down: what pull strength have you used in order to keep things secure? I'd like to use this method if it's cost effective, but I don't want to order magnets that will be too weak.

    Also, has anyone successfully used magnets to hold the collar/back armor to the vest? I'd hate to have the convenience of the magnets, and avoid making any holes in the vest, just to have to do it for the collar/back anyway. Any pointers would be appreciated.

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    Apr 4, 2016, 12:11 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #102

    wow awesome INFO! thx
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    May 26, 2016, 6:22 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #103

    So odd question why doesn't anyone ever just attach via Snaps???
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    May 26, 2016, 7:55 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #104

    have been reading this thread and had a thought. for those using the magnets and that troop in the rain or sweat a lot. Plastidip the magnets. BOOM no rust and you can still glue the things
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    May 26, 2016, 9:14 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #105

    Quote bpwmd said: View Post
    have been reading this thread and had a thought. for those using the magnets and that troop in the rain or sweat a lot. Plastidip the magnets. BOOM no rust and you can still glue the things
    You read my mind!
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    May 26, 2016, 9:34 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #106

    Quote Zon said: View Post
    You read my mind!
    Great minds think alike brah

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    Jun 6, 2016, 3:14 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #107

    Has anyone thought of using a dremel or drill to make an indent in the armor so when the magnet is attached it is sunk into the armor and flush with the surface of it? Or is not necessary? Never worked with attaching armor before but I was curious if it might help the armor look more a part of the vest
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    Jun 6, 2016, 3:26 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #108

    Generally, it's not needed because of the return edge of the armour. It sits flush.
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    Jun 23, 2016, 3:06 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #109

    Nice!!
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    Aug 1, 2016, 3:29 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #110

    I've seen this work on SW and Hero costumes.
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    Sep 12, 2016, 2:19 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #111

    Found these babies online. good shipping prices (even to Alaska) and they are coated so that they wont have rust stains if your out in the rain or sweating a lot!! @eiros

    https://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddeta...rod=ZD84PC-ORA

    they even have a surplus page, and be honest who amongst us doesn't love a surplus page

    https://www.kjmagnetics.com/products.asp?cat=17
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    Sep 13, 2016, 7:11 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #112

    Did anyone ever answer the question or try using magnets for the collar and back plate? Seems like any other method would pull up to the neck just as much?? The magnets could actually be an improvement. I may give it a go.. mine is for a mannequin build so don't have to worry about the movement/wear of trooping.
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    Oct 12, 2016, 8:07 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #113

    Wow A++++ on the wealth of info on this creative application, have all need to do my own with this set up
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    Oct 12, 2016, 9:06 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #114

    Magnets are great. I used larger/stronger for the collar and shoulders, seems to work very well.
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    Oct 31, 2016, 9:39 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #115

    So do you have a magnet kit @redkraytdragon?
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    Oct 31, 2016, 9:50 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #116

    No, but I can include magnets with the kit if you want.
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    Oct 31, 2016, 10:08 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #117

    Quote redkraytdragon said: View Post
    No, but I can include magnets with the kit if you want.
    Yes please do. Thanks for helping.

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    2 Weeks Ago - Jan 5, 2017, 9:35 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #118

    Have read a lot of different methods on how to attach, will probably try this one first!
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jan 5, 2017, 8:17 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #119

    Should we try this @Fett4reaL?

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