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  1. curtis's Avatar
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    Aug 23, 2008, 11:35 PM - j/w what is the best way #1

    hey all i was wondering what is the best way to trim fx armor so it doesnt get all messed up

    thanks
    curtis
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    Aug 23, 2008, 11:38 PM - Re: j/w what is the best way #2

    Maybe a dremel? I'm not to sure honestly heh... thats just a guess.

    El1te
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    Aug 24, 2008, 12:53 AM - Re: j/w what is the best way #3

    i have these two tools i used to trim my AP set. i dont know what theyre called, but I will take some pictures tomorrow and bother my dad about it, lol.

    actually i lied, i know the name of one tool. It's called OLFA HOME SCISSORS. They can pretty much cut through anything. The scissor blades are serrated. Pics tomorrow.
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    Aug 24, 2008, 5:19 AM - Re: j/w what is the best way #4

    What is fx armor made out of? abs?
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    Aug 24, 2008, 12:01 PM - Re: j/w what is the best way #5

    Quote 987654321a said: View Post
    What is fx armor made out of? abs?
    Yes its ABS.
    A Dremel will do the job.
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    Aug 24, 2008, 9:45 PM - Re: j/w what is the best way #6

    i use a dremel for just about everything. cut off discs and sanding drums are your friends.
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    Aug 24, 2008, 10:08 PM - Re: j/w what is the best way #7

    I trim all my TK armor with kitchen shears. Cuts it like butter.
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    Aug 24, 2008, 10:27 PM - Re: j/w what is the best way #8

    I used tin snips to get the rough cuts, then run the piece on a bench belt sander to get to the line, then a quick finshed sanding by hand. If your doing an AP kit you can score it with a utility knife or xacto and snap it off after. Called score and snap. I was skepitcal too, till I tried it.
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    Aug 25, 2008, 12:32 AM - Re: j/w what is the best way #9

    Dremel is recommended and a pair of Stanley cutting shears.
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    Aug 25, 2008, 6:18 AM - Re: j/w what is the best way #10

    Quote Jango 5204 said: View Post
    If your doing an AP kit you can score it with a utility knife or xacto and snap it off after.

    Did my whole TK suit with this method. If you use a ruler to cut straight when it snaps perfect line.