Vacuuformed/Fiberglass...difference and compatible?

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    Vacuuformed/Fiberglass...difference and compatible?

    I have a mix of armor between vacuuformed and sintra. Thinking to use some Fiberglass material to strenght the whole set of armor I have (gauntlets, chest, cod, back armor)it (to the vacuuformed parts) and add a Fiberglass Knee Armor kit to it later on. Besides, I have extra parts of the chest armor (all but the collar and middle diamond-shaped piece missing) and shoulder bells made of sintra, already painted ROTJ scheme and weathered. Can I do that with the vacuformed armor I mentioned before, and if it will result more stronger than the sintra parts?





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    Re: Vacuuformed/Fiberglass...difference and compatible?

    Sintra is pretty sturdy, I doubt that it really needs any reinforcement. If your vac'd pieces aren't thinned out, I wouldn't worry about them either. The exception to that would be any high-stress ares or corners (i.e. corners of the jet pack, areas that are beginning to crack, etc.). Other than that, fiberglass will only add weight.

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    Re: Vacuuformed/Fiberglass...difference and compatible?

    Thanks BF. I've got to check on the armor once I receive it by mail. Depends on how I see it, I'll check on the quality of the vacuuformed pieces. So far I know that this armor was made by MB, which I think that he makes great quality items...just got to check it out and to decide if I need to reinforce them or what parts to reinforce. As of the sintra parts goes...really thinking about mixing with vacuuformed parts to have a great looking armor.


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