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  1. Golgotha's Avatar
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    Mar 2004
    May 1, 2004, 9:14 AM - Elastic to Armor? #1

    What is the best attachment method for attaching elastic bands to leg armor? Glue? Snaps? I did a search but came up empty! Thanks!

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  3. Foxbatkllr's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    May 2, 2004, 12:13 AM - Re: Elastic to Armor? #2

    if you want it permanent and to go outside the jumpsuit, goop works great. I used it as a temporary attachment method a year ago and it turned out to be permanent! So if you don't want the elastic to go through the jumpsuit and plan on sliding the leg pieces on, then i highly recommend gluing the velcro straight to the leg armor with goop.
  4. Rodann
    May 3, 2004, 2:07 AM - Re: Elastic to Armor? #3

    On both my Fett suits, I have the gaunt undersides attached with woven "non-rolling" elastic straps from Walmart. The white or black kind. That way, they stretch around my arms when I attach the front velcro. The best method I've found for them, is Zap CA. I attach it and use wooden clothes pins or weights to keep them firm. The next day, they're pretty stout. I use a lot, so I leave it to dry.

    For armor pieces, like Trooper thighs, ab plates, etc., I use super strength velcro on the armor, and elastic garbage can straps (at Lowes) that have the velcro ends. There are two going around me , and two "suspenders" for my ab plate.

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