Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

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    Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

    What's the best/strongest glue/adhesive to use inside my armor for attaching buttons/straps/etc.

    You guys use plain old super glue, or maybe some sort of marine-grade boat adhesive?

    Something that can take some trooping.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

    I have used Gorilla Glue super glue and that has held up through taking a full on header against a wooden pole that gave me a hospital worthy concussion...no armor breaks or anything. :-)

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    I think thats the best endorsement I have ever heard. lol. I am certainly going to be going with Gorilla Glue from here on out. lol

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

    I use superglue for snaps and usually use hot glue for straps.

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    Careful with the gorilla glue. In my experience it has a tendency to expand when it dries. I've had to clamp stuff together to make sure it doesnt warp or separate when drying, and sometime the dried glue seeps out so I would also have to trim the excess.

    I've gained an affinity for hot glue recently lol.

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

    CA glue spritzed with an accelerator. Yes, GG does expand, so use caution. But it IS strong.

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

    I use E600 Industrial strength glue. I used it to build my stormtrooper and have trooped in it a lot without incident

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

    he said gorilla glue brand superglue

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    yeah, gorilla makes a general purpose CA glue too. i typically have some of that around since it's the biggest bottle home depot sells. why can't they have an 8 ounce superglue bottle there?

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

    I use JB Kwik on my snaps.

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

    redkraytdragon said: View Post
    How does that work for you? Do you have to use it all or does it keep for a while with a cap on it?

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    It works great! I've had bottles sitting around for 2 or 3 months with the cap on and was still able to use the rest of it

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

    e6000 take 24hrs to set up but is flexible paintable and strong

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

    GOOP FTW!!! I think its made by the same company that makes E6000 (probably even the same stuff lol)

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

    same company but not as strong..I tried the sample pack had little tubs of Goop, E6000 and some craft glue stuff,, Goop is good but E6000 is stronger and you can get it in black in a caulking tube at some hardware stores.

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

    Yep if you're looking for something flexible, E6000 is definitely the way to go. Devcon is good stuff, and super strong, but rigid and solid... it will last quite a while as well. I did have a friend tell me once that his E6000 failed under high temps though, down at white sands in southern NM for a photo op, so if that's true that's something to consider if you live somewhere where it's hot all the time. The Devcon will withstand higher temps and also does well with cooler temps and moisture...but to each their own. I'm not pushing it (even though it sure sounds like I am lol). I've just had really good experience with it. Another option to consider is using the E6000 in combination with Devcon or some other adhesive of your choice...I've heard of good results from that as well. Good luck with whatever you decide

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

    Keep in mind that there is different GOOP. I use the plumbing version in the purple (I think) tube.

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

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    Keep in mind that there is different GOOP. I use the plumbing version in the purple (I think) tube.
    I always feel like they are all the same. I have yet to notice a difference between all the GOOPs. I usually get the plumbing one also because it comes with the screw on tip.

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

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    I always feel like they are all the same. I have yet to notice a difference between all the GOOPs. I usually get the plumbing one also because it comes with the screw on tip.
    Yes. You can apply more precisely that way.

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    there is trust me..we used E6000 for a reason at Disney World

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    Re: Best glue/adhesive for inside armor

    clonecollector said: View Post
    Yes. You can apply more precisely that way.
    I just wished you could buy more tips. There is almost no way to keep it airtight with the tip on and on their website they say that the tips are made of a nonstick plastic that you can easily pull out the dried GOOP after it has cured. BULLCRAP! It usually takes a small pair of pliers, running some metal rod thru the tip end, and some elbow grease to get that stuff out of there!

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