New method for attaching collar studs

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    drokkul's Avatar
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    New method for attaching collar studs

    Well I think its new at least. Haven't seen aything on using this specific way.

    These are my BM collar studs painted and ready to go...



    But then you come to the inevitable problem. What's the best way to attach them to the collar?

    Glue, bolts, tape, hopes and dreams, mucous?

    Here's what I came up with...

    I love the hardware drawers at Ace Hardware. They have the best selection of different stuff that I've found just about anywhere. Thats when I found these...



    They are called aluminum binding posts. They come with the screw and run .65 each for the shorter one and .70 for the longer one. (The longer one goes through the cape)

    I started out by drilling holes through the collar piece and through the backplate. (sorry no pics, but a hole is a hole, right?)

    After that step I took each stud and drilled just slightly into the bottom side of each one. Just enough to accomodate the head of the binding post. Then I lined them up to the armor and put in a couple of drops of Superglue. After they were in I added more superglue and let dry overnight (so the superglue fumes would be good and gone). So this is what I had at this point...



    The post goes through both the collar and the backplate and the screw goes up from the underside and voila instant attachment.



    One of the best things about this for you troopers out there is that the screws on the underside of the armor are extremely thin and wouldn't even be noticed.

    So lemme know what you think. Yay, nay or go away drokkul nobody likes you, your stupid ideas or the horse you rode in on!!!

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    Re: New method for attaching collar studs

    Nicely done!
    I did something very similar with mine. I didn't use those binding posts, but I used some small machine screws epoxied into the studs, with nuts attaching them from the inside.
    It is a very secure method for attaching the collar/back pieces together. The only minor trouble I have now is when I slip the collar/back assembly over my head, it's a really tight squeeze.

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    Re: New method for attaching collar studs

    well done! thanks for sharing that

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    Re: New method for attaching collar studs

    Thanks guys!

    This actually worked so well for me that I bought some more with a 1/4" shaft and plan to use those to attach the visor in the helmet!

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    Re: New method for attaching collar studs

    hey man, i wanted to ask what will be the exact size ( dimensions) of the ones u will be using for ur t-visor?? juts curious i picked up something similar but i like the way those look alot better as far as the visor sitting more flush on them! i'd appreciate it alot!
    ~shawn

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    Re: New method for attaching collar studs

    Too funny, that's exaclty what I did to attach them on my son's armor.

    Good going!

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