Glue on my new BM vest!!! ARRRGGHH!!

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    Glue on my new BM vest!!! ARRRGGHH!!

    Since I can't sew worth a darn, I used some industrial strength velcro to attach my armor. The backside was very sticky, but I wanted to strengthen it so I added some contact adhesive (Welder from Lowe's). It is similar to GOOP. I miscalculated (it happens alot) and ended up with too much glue near the collar and lower ab plate. I tried to position the armor to hide the glue, but it wont work.

    Does anyone know the best way to remove this type of glue from tackle twill?

    I've heard of nail polish remover or lighter fluid, but I didnt know if it would discolor the fabric. Any ideas/assistance would be appreciated.

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    Re: Glue on my new BM vest!!! ARRRGGHH!!

    Buy a specialty solvent... I wouldn't mess around with home remedies.

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    Re: Glue on my new BM vest!!! ARRRGGHH!!

    be careful of solvents because they can stain. is it noticable with the armor attatched? if not id suggest leaving it and moving to snaps instead of velcro.

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    Re: Glue on my new BM vest!!! ARRRGGHH!!

    So, you glued the velcro to the vest? Why not just get sew-on velcro?

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    Re: Glue on my new BM vest!!! ARRRGGHH!!

    theres a iron on velcro they make also. i forgot about that. work wonders on hard to sew areas like knees. ima skinny little fuzzy and have to velcro my knees in place so they dont move..

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    Re: Glue on my new BM vest!!! ARRRGGHH!!

    If you plan to weather the vest & armour later on, will that disguise the glue marks?

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    Re: Glue on my new BM vest!!! ARRRGGHH!!

    That's the sort of trick I pull, feel for you bro!

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