OH NO! The fg armor I have wasn't made for a fat boy!

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    OH NO! The fg armor I have wasn't made for a fat boy!

    I made my flak vest and applied velcro to everything. It's was looking so good... then I put it on. The armor plates are too flat for my chest and belly. Does anyone know if fiberglass can be heated and bent? I heard somewhere that it can but I'm not sure if I want to try it. I just bought some sintra so I may just remake it and sell the other set. It would be great for someone not so round .

    -Troy

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    Re: OH NO! The fg armor I have wasn't made for a fat boy!

    Ha, I feel your pain! I've always got to consider my belly and moobs when making armor.

    Good luck with a new set!

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    Re: OH NO! The fg armor I have wasn't made for a fat boy!

    You said "moobs".


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    Re: OH NO! The fg armor I have wasn't made for a fat boy!

    MandoMan said: View Post
    Ha, I feel your pain! I've always got to consider my belly and moobs when making armor.

    Good luck with a new set!
    MOOBS! Thats hilarious. I've never heard that before!

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    Re: OH NO! The fg armor I have wasn't made for a fat boy!

    t_bone9600 said: View Post
    Does anyone know if fiberglass can be heated and bent?
    Yes, it can. But how much bend do you need?

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    Re: OH NO! The fg armor I have wasn't made for a fat boy!

    Aot much for the abd armor. But i'm gonna say at least 3/4" for the moob area.

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    Re: OH NO! The fg armor I have wasn't made for a fat boy!

    t_bone9600 said: View Post
    MOOBS! Thats hilarious. I've never heard that before!
    It almost sounds like "moops" ... (the "Moors" misprint in the episode of Seinfeld with bubble boy.)

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    Re: OH NO! The fg armor I have wasn't made for a fat boy!

    you should be fine...dont put it in the oven or anything. But get a hair dryer and heat it that way.

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    Gilmore of OK said: View Post
    you should be fine...dont put it in the oven or anything. But get a hair dryer and heat it that way.
    Would a heat gun be too hot? I have one of those. I don't actually have a hair dryer, I used the old one I inherited to build the vibro-ax.

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    t_bone9600 said: View Post
    Aot much for the abd armor. But i'm gonna say at least 3/4" for the moob area.
    My word is becoming popular!

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    t_bone9600 said: View Post
    Would a heat gun be too hot? I have one of those. I don't actually have a hair dryer, I used the old one I inherited to build the vibro-ax.

    Yes a heat gun will work...just don't concentrate it on one area for too long or you will risk over heating and warping or melting.

    Just make sure to even heat up and down and sided to side, and dont just hold it on one spot or it will begin to warp intensely.

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    Re: OH NO! The fg armor I have wasn't made for a fat boy!

    Gilmore of OK said: View Post
    Yes a heat gun will work...just don't concentrate it on one area for too long or you will risk over heating and warping or melting.

    Just make sure to even heat up and down and sided to side, and dont just hold it on one spot or it will begin to warp intensely.
    Thanks! I may give it a try this afternoon.

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