RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

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    RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    Just got a pair of Russ Rep spikes and wondering how others have attached these to their CA boots. They are too small "out of the box". Have you rebent the metal? I heard some fill with caulk or hot glue. Seems like that might look a little strange having the toe stick out that far, but I can't find any reference pics from those who have done it.

    Love to know the best way to go about this.

    Thx.

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    Re: RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    russ' spikes are aluminum, if you're very gentle with them you can open up the bracket a bit at the corners to get a better fit. i did that so they sat better on my caboots, then filled the rest with goop. they're going to be a pain to get off when it comes time to get some new boots.

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    Re: RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    I shaped them to the boot, nothing else, just screw fixed. I thought about tape, but did not need it. Make sure the spikes are tight or they spin round. You have to move them till they are tight and at the correct angle.

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    Re: RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    Thx guys. Got them on using the screws and some shoe goo and they look pretty good. Now to fill the spaces with hot glue or caulk!

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    Re: RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    Bubba Fett said: View Post
    Thx guys. Got them on using the screws and some shoe goo and they look pretty good. Now to fill the spaces with hot glue or caulk!
    Yep, that's what I did. Now, unscrew the spikes, put a little Loctite on them and replace. That'll keep them from backing out. Just a dab, now. Too much, and the blue liquid will ooze out.

    Didn't think about the caulk to fill in the gap. I like it.

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    Re: RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    I went out and bought a set of longer, self tapping, sheet metal screws. About an inch long apiece. So far they've held up.

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    Re: RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    I used JB Weld to put mine in place. They aren't going anywhere now.

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    Re: RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    I changed the spike a bit, added to the back because I did not like the spikes looking cut off. Used some aquamend to fill the gaps. Painted and weathered them (added some rust, etc). They look great now.

    Thx again!

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    Re: RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    Pics please?

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    Re: RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    Ha, thought someone might ask. You bet! Let me get the camera out.

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    Re: RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    So here are the shots of them weathered with the backs of the spikes and the gaps filled.

    Please keep in mind I need to weather the boots a bit more.





    There are not a lot of good shots of his spikes in ESB, though we know there is a ton of weathering on the lower section of his suit. So I used inspiration where there was a lack of information. I figured he probably got these things pretty wet and got crud stuck in them a lot.
    Last edited by Bubba Fett; Oct 28, 2008 at 6:16 PM.

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    Re: RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    Have a look at my blog page for how I did mine:
    http://ke0273.blogspot.com/2007/06/t...launchers.html

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    Re: RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    thedustroom said: View Post
    Have a look at my blog page for how I did mine:
    http://ke0273.blogspot.com/2007/06/t...launchers.html

    Love your blogs man.

    Nice photography

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    Re: RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    Yeah, super nice site...thanks for the reference!

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    Re: RussRep Spikes on CA Boots

    Yep, pretty much the same approach I used. Nice blog and good instructions. I like the idea of applying a bit heavier and then removing some.

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