Velcro Glue

  1. #1
    Jedi-Bob's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    From
    Westchester County, NY
    Posts
    1,570

    Velcro Glue

    If I am going to go the velcro route to apply the armor to my vest...what type of glue should I get???

  2. #2
    batninja's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2003
    From
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    1,900

    Re: Velcro Glue

    I used Industrial Velcro with the sticky-back surface. That stuff will NOT come off your armor!

    Head out to Home Depot or the like...


  3. #3

    Re: Velcro Glue

    Are you asking what glue to use to glue the armor to your vest, glue the velcro to your vest, or glue the velcro to your armor?

  4. #4
    Admin Staff Star Wars Chick's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    From
    Kingman, Arizona, United States, 107964532558835, Kingman, Arizona
    Posts
    5,575

    Re: Velcro Glue

    I've had problem with it sticking to the few areas I've used it on my armor. Goop applied to it helps a lot!

  5. #5
    Jedi-Bob's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    From
    Westchester County, NY
    Posts
    1,570

    Re: Velcro Glue

    To glue the velcro to the armor.

  6. #6
    Jango_Fett_Jr's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2002
    From
    St. Catharines, ON
    Posts
    1,957

    Re: Velcro Glue

    I used sticky back Industrial Strength velcro.
    I put the hard side on my armour, and I sewed the soft side of regular velcro on my vest.

  7. #7
    batninja's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2003
    From
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    1,900

    Re: Velcro Glue

    Ditto what he said...


  8. #8

    Re: Velcro Glue

    I got this kit of white industrial velcro at BJ's wholesale club with 20 feet of it and 14 of industrial velcro stickers for $7.99 I think it was a pretty good deal and it's very strong

  9. #9

    Re: Velcro Glue

    You definately want to stay away from the cheapy, dollar store variety of velcro as the tape peels right away from the velcro. If you don't trust the sticky backing of the industrial stuff, you can get the sew-on kind at most fabric stores (it comes in rolls) and glue it to your armor.

    GOOP is a great glue for sticking velcro to cloth, but it seems to take forever to dry on anything solid. Superglue will do the trick if you prep the armor first with a rough grit sandpaper. If the surface is smooth, the possibility of it popping off is likely. I have also had pretty good luck with Elmer's ProBond, but you have to keep an eye on it because it expands as it dries. You'd definately want to clap the velcro into place.

  10. #10
    Jedi-Bob's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    From
    Westchester County, NY
    Posts
    1,570

    Re: Velcro Glue

    I bought some velcro that is half and half, the hard end is sticky back and the softer side sew on. Can I put GOOP on the glue of the hard side? The industrial velcro I have is sticky back, have you guys sewed that on your vest as well? I know it is not easy to sew thru that sticky stuff.

    I plan on getting my vest back this Sunday and attaching the armor this Monday (finally!!! )

    Thanks for all your help, guys!

  11. #11
    Jango_Fett_Jr's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2002
    From
    St. Catharines, ON
    Posts
    1,957

    Re: Velcro Glue

    I did the same the first time I attached it to my armour, I used GOOP. It took a few days to fully cure, but it held like you woudn't believe.

  12. #12

    Re: Velcro Glue

    I've used the industrial strength on my armor for over 2 years now. I didn't use any glues, just stuck it on. Make sure you let the adhesive set up before putting it to use. Also, I don't recommend trying to sew through the sticky back velcro, your needles will get all gummed up. I used a clear fabric glue to glue the industrial strength velcro to my vest and that has held up well too.

  13. #13
    Mr Fett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    From
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,073

    Re: Velcro Glue

    Like some of the others, I too added glue to the industrial velcro that was to be stuck on the vest for added strength. I used Walther's GOO contact cement, and those pieces of industrial strength velcro are still holding after 5 + years of doing events with that suit!

Similar Threads

  1. Velcro question...
    By Caomhanach in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Jul 17, 2006, 2:04 PM
  2. glue, snaps, or velcro?
    By Zurath Kodul in forum Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: Apr 3, 2006, 10:50 AM
  3. Removing velcro glue residue?
    By superjedi in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: Dec 18, 2005, 10:34 AM
  4. velcro???????
    By lasruin in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Aug 30, 2005, 6:06 AM
  5. how sturdy is velcro?
    By jawafive in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Jan 13, 2005, 2:47 PM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •