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    Mar 5, 2012, 11:07 AM - Need HELP! With Gauntlet Hinges #1

    Hey Guys

    Were do you buy the long, thin hinges for gauntlet(s). Does anybody have any advise on the best way to install them.

    Rich
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    Mar 5, 2012, 11:21 AM - Re: Need HELP! With Gauntlet Hinges #2

    You could probably pick them up at any hardware store like Lowes, or Home Depot. Drill small holes in the plate for the adhesive to come up through and use either 2 part epoxy or CA glue. (Holes are circled in red)


    I attached my hinges on the inside of mine and just used a piece of a metal coat hanger with a hooked end as a pin to hold them together. (pin not shown)
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    Mar 5, 2012, 11:33 AM - Re: Need HELP! With Gauntlet Hinges #3

    crow86

    Thank you. I need all the help I can get
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    Mar 5, 2012, 12:13 PM - Re: Need HELP! With Gauntlet Hinges #4

    Those hinges are called 'Piano hinges' for they are used on piano keyboard covers. They are available in brass nearly everywhere, and can be glued with strong epoxies. Just be carefull not to glue the hinge shut...
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    Mar 5, 2012, 1:05 PM - Re: Need HELP! With Gauntlet Hinges #5

    chibi fett,

    Thank you, I just called a Piano store and they have them. Not to expensive either. I will post when I get them put together and painted.

    Rich
  6. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Mar 5, 2012, 1:16 PM - Re: Need HELP! With Gauntlet Hinges #6

    Boba Fett doesn't have hinges on his gauntlets.
    FYI
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    Mar 5, 2012, 1:38 PM - Re: Need HELP! With Gauntlet Hinges #7

    S1P is correct... no hinges on Boba. I believe the ESB guantlets were closed on one side and used velcro on the inside.

    Some put hinges on for ease of getting in and out of them when trooping.

    You may or may not want to put them in depending on how accurate you want them to be and what your needs are.
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    Mar 5, 2012, 2:40 PM - Re: Need HELP! With Gauntlet Hinges #8

    S1P, clonecollector,

    I used velcro on my first set of gauntlets. I want the ease of getting them off and on during trooping.

    Rich
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    Mar 5, 2012, 6:03 PM - Re: Need HELP! With Gauntlet Hinges #9

    Quote Richroat said: View Post
    S1P, clonecollector,

    I used velcro on my first set of gauntlets. I want the ease of getting them off and on during trooping.

    Rich
    I had velcro on my old bradleyfett guants way, way back... the hinges are a minor detail that is overlooked and if you troop alot it will make it easier to put them on and off... it will save you from an extra repaint too!
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    Mar 5, 2012, 6:19 PM - Re: Need HELP! With Gauntlet Hinges #10

    Quote clonecollector said: View Post
    the hinges are a minor detail that is overlooked and if you troop alot it will make it easier to put them on and off... it will save you from an extra repaint too!

    There are no minor details.
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    Mar 6, 2012, 6:22 PM - Re: Need HELP! With Gauntlet Hinges #11

    You'll still get 501st approved with hinges though, so don't sweat it. Personally I'm not a big fan of velcro as it has a tendency to easily pull apart with movement. I used magnets on mine and it gives the same result in looks as velcro, only stronger...just because what's accurate doesn't mean it's the most practical
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    Mar 6, 2012, 6:54 PM - Re: Need HELP! With Gauntlet Hinges #12

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    There are no minor details.
    Lol!

    What was I saying... I must be breathing in too many paint and glue fumes!

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