how to mount snaps on metal

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    how to mount snaps on metal

    Has anyone mounted snaps on their metal armor? I am trying to figure out a method to doing this before I get my LSFU leather vest.

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    Re: how to mount snaps on metal

    Gorilla glue seems to work well for me on metal,fiberglass and plastic.

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    Re: how to mount snaps on metal

    sweet I will have to try it

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    Re: how to mount snaps on metal

    I got some second hand wickedbeard armor and the snaps were attached with CA glue. It seems to work pretty well.

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    Re: how to mount snaps on metal

    May I suggest keying the metal prior to gluing, make some scores with a dremel so the glue has something to hold on to.

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    Re: how to mount snaps on metal

    i agree with werstrooper, but i'd also use some 2-part epoxy.

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    Re: how to mount snaps on metal

    unfortunately we do not have CA glue out here. but keying the metal is a good tip

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    Re: how to mount snaps on metal

    E6000 glue works from anywhere walmart sells it

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    Re: how to mount snaps on metal

    Huntman said: View Post
    unfortunately we do not have CA glue out here. but keying the metal is a good tip
    No superglue in Washington? That seems odd.

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    Re: how to mount snaps on metal

    plenty of superglue but none has worked so far I have looked and never found the brand CA glue but there is plenty gorilla glue and it has worked great for the artwork that I do.

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    Re: how to mount snaps on metal

    CA is short for cyanoacrylate, or superglue. The brands vary, satellite city is popular, I use maxi-cure. The idea is to get the thick gel stuff, that regular watery superglue wont do a thing except run all over the place. I've seen Zap-a-gap used recently also.

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    Re: how to mount snaps on metal

    If I'm going metal to metal the safest bet is JB Weld or another 2 part epoxy for metal.

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    Re: how to mount snaps on metal

    I think Bondo will do a pretty good job, Araldite will do the job to but from experience if you want something to last a long time you don't use Araldite.

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