Vest Pics?

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    Vest Pics?

    Would someone that used velcro to attach their armor to their vest post a pic please? I want an example for my vest

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    Re: Vest Pics?

    In this thread, DarthMiller posted a pic of the vest I made for him, with Velcro. Is this what you need?

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=11609

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    Re: Vest Pics?

    batninja said:
    In this thread, DarthMiller posted a pic of the vest I made for him, with Velcro. Is this what you need?

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=11609

    Batninja,

    How well does that velcro hold up? (industrial strength?)

    Did you sew it on or hotglue?

    I'm about to finish my BM armour to attach to your vest, but haven't decided on velcro or snaps yet.

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    Re: Vest Pics?

    I used regular the 'hook' side of sticky-back Industrial Velcro for the back of the armor. Once that stuff sits on there for a few days, it does NOT come off!

    For the vest, I used the 'loop' side of sew-on version of Industrial Velcro.

    The good thing is that you get a strong hold, but you waste as much Velcro as you use. My machine doesn't like sewing the 'hook' side of regular Velcro (too many tension snags), so I don't even use it. I end up throwing all the scraps away.

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    Re: Vest Pics?

    batninja said:
    The good thing is that you get a strong hold, but you waste as much Velcro as you use.
    i know that feeling. that's what i did with my armor too. in the end you have the worst half of both kinds of velcro to store safely in your favorite waste receptacle.

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    Re: Vest Pics?

    yup that's what I needed, I have a question though. Do I have to sew it on or can I just use the sticky stuff like you did on the armor? Would that hold?

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    Re: Vest Pics?

    I doubt it. After a couple washing, I would bet that the sticky stuff will come out. Also, I'd recommend NOT sewing over the sticky stuff, as it will gum up the sewing needle (experience here).

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