Jet Pack buckle tutorial (how to remove the "U.S. Divers logo")

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    Jetpack buckle tutorial (how to remove the "U.S. Divers logo")

    This Tutorial shows how I removed the "U.S. Divers logo" and made the line visible on the edge of the buckle.
    First take your sweet U.S. Divers buckle


    take some "metal tape" (I got this at work, I think it's for ducting)
    and cut to fit


    apply the tape & smooth it out


    then cut off the excesson the curved part with an X-acto knife.

    It's really that simple
    here's the new "line"
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    Re: Jetpack buckle tutorial (how to remove the "U.S. Divers logo")

    SWEEET!! Thanks, and by the way the buckle is a beaut! Came in the next day! I forgot to tell you I was still in shock.

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    Re: Jetpack buckle tutorial (how to remove the "U.S. Divers logo")

    need some tape?

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    No I think I am good but thanks! I have a friend who works at Kinkos and they have this new chome like decal material that is on a roll. I am going to try to snag a couple of feet.

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    i got my buckle today, slapped some chrome tape on it ($3.97 at home depot), and now have my JP belt

    woot!

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    Re: Jetpack buckle tutorial (how to remove the "U.S. Divers logo")

    Did you guys paint & weather yours yet?

    I did, waddya think?
    Mine on the top, real deal on the bottom
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    Re: Jetpack buckle tutorial (how to remove the "U.S. Divers logo")

    What color did you use and how are you going to attach it to the JP?

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    Re: Jetpack buckle tutorial (how to remove the "U.S. Divers logo")

    wow, just found this old thread
    I don't know what Rattle-can I used
    I'm going to do the next one in Panzer Olive Green (Floquil)

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    Re: Jetpack buckle tutorial (how to remove the "U.S. Divers logo")

    Has anyone tried to cast a buckle in resin? It wouldn't be functional, but some RnB could fix it up nicely

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    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Has anyone tried to cast a buckle in resin? It wouldn't be functional, but some RnB could fix it up nicely
    Hmmm. Not resin. The bottom piece has maybe three bends, the top piece maybe the same. I'm thinking laser-cut aluminum sheets, maybe 16 gauge?

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    Re: Jetpack buckle tutorial (how to remove the "U.S. Divers logo")

    ya know, i wouldn't think these buckles would be too difficult to fabricate. i've never seen one open but there's only two pieces to it aren't there? cube if someone got you a cad of the flat buckle, could you get the laser cutter out and maybe work something up out of plastic?

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    Re: Jetpack buckle tutorial (how to remove the "U.S. Divers logo")

    Just got mine from ebay WOW these are huge buckles.

    i thought they we're smaller in the pics

    nice.

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    Re: Jetpack buckle tutorial (how to remove the "U.S. Divers logo")

    Sixxgunn13 said: View Post
    Just got mine from ebay WOW these are huge buckles.

    i thought they we're smaller in the pics

    nice.
    Yeah, I also just got mine and was just as surprised. It looked enormous when I tried just the belt on for fun. But when all suited up, I guess it'll look just right...

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    Re: Jetpack buckle tutorial (how to remove the "U.S. Divers logo")

    i did the same thing..lol.

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