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    Aug 4, 2004, 5:01 PM - glue for fabric #1

    I see that some velcros can't adhere to fabric. What kind of glue will adhere to fabric? I don't want to pay the expense of getting my flak vest to have velcro sewn on it. Though it already some velcro sewn on it. I need to glue another strip of velcro in order that my flak vest will fit me with my braided belt on.

    Thanks.
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    Aug 4, 2004, 5:14 PM - Re: glue for fabric #2

    When I did my first Boba costume and I wasn't at all sure about the placement of the velcro or even if that was the way to go so I simply safety pinned regular (non-sticky) velcro to the vest. It certainly held in place and no one but me knew I had a billion safety pins on. But I eventually changed it to a combination of velcro and snaps. Now on my second costume I only have snaps with no velcro. I find the armor "sits" much better with the snaps than with the velcro and I hated how the velcro was always catching on my dang wookie braids.

    Snaps are certainly something that you can install yourself without needing to sew (you just need a hammer and something to poke a hole through the fabric with) and the other side just glues to the armor.

    As far as gluing the velcro to the fabric I really don't think it will ever be strong enough. I, in a pinch on my old costume, used some industrial velcro with velcro glue and while it stuck permanently to the armor it soon came off of the vest leaving a nasty mess.

    Hope that helps.
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    Aug 7, 2004, 6:53 PM - Re: glue for fabric #3

    Thanks BFett333 for the info.

    I'm going to have my velcro sewn onto my flight suit. I was going to glue it to my flak vest. But you said you had a mess with it I might get it sewn on too. I just needed an extra strip inside so that it can fit snugly. Again thanks.
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    Aug 11, 2004, 11:03 AM - Re: glue for fabric #4

    Oh well I decided to get extra velcro sewn in my flak vest anyways.
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    Aug 11, 2004, 11:26 AM - Re: glue for fabric #5

    industrial strength velco will stick to almost anything. I got mine in Wal-Mart.
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    Aug 12, 2004, 3:41 AM - Re: glue for fabric #6

    GRRR!!

    Am I the only one who knows they're not wookie braids? Freakin' think about it! If you scalp a wookie, you're going to get a lot more hair than that. Wookie's probably shed that much in a day, and found hair doesn't make much of a trophy! Not to mention shooting a wookie isn't exactly an acievement to be proud of.

    What are they then? Hmmm.... Mandalorians were known for fighting effectively against who? Which group of people in the Star Wars universe are recognized by A SINGLE BRAID OF HAIR!? A group that a man might have a grudge against if they, oh, I don't know, KILLED HIS DAD!?
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    Aug 12, 2004, 11:03 PM - Re: glue for fabric #7

    Fabri-Tac. You can find it at Walmart in the hobby/arts/craft section. It holds everything together on my Jango including the vest and holsters.

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