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  1. fettenvy's Avatar
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    Feb 5, 2006, 6:04 PM - knee armor keeps breaking... #1

    hey guys,

    my knee armor keeps breaking on the sides, b/w the main front part that covers my knee and the sides, when I bend my knees... "so don't bend your knees!" yeah, well, that doesn't work. I want to use some kind of rubber and place it b/w the 2 pieces so that when I do bend at the knees, the side piece can bend outwards...

    but what material should I use? has anyone done this?

    thanks



    edit: my spelling sux
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    Feb 5, 2006, 6:12 PM - Re: knee armor keeps breaking... #2

    I did a search and I did find a thread... ppl recomended using 1/8in aluminum as a brace... but I don't have access to a vice to bend aluminum and besides, that wouldn't really solve my flexibility problem
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    Feb 5, 2006, 7:24 PM - Re: knee armor keeps breaking... #3

    What kind of knee armor do you have? Vac-formed? Fiberglass?
    I'm curious about this now, cuz I'm in the process of putting together some vac-formed knees.
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    Feb 5, 2006, 8:47 PM - Re: knee armor keeps breaking... #4

    what does your knees look like?
  5. Feb 5, 2006, 9:31 PM - Re: knee armor keeps breaking... #5

    fiberglass wouldnt break, would it?
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    Feb 5, 2006, 9:40 PM - Re: knee armor keeps breaking... #6

    they're fiberglass
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    Feb 6, 2006, 6:08 AM - Re: knee armor keeps breaking... #7

    Quote Fett prop artist said:
    fiberglass wouldnt break, would it?
    Fiberglass can be brittle if you use too much resin. This makes the part too rigid and well, like the thread states, parts will break.

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