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  1. Andle Diranos's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    Nov 5, 2009, 4:32 PM - Magnets or Velcro #1

    Hey guys, after a few years im going to completely rehaul what started as my vader costume and my first step was my helmet. I have the rubies supreme vader helmet that is in a body shop to be painted, have the inaccurate nose slots and what not filled in then gel coated. My main question is when it comes to holding a vader dome on what is best to use. Velcro is what i have always used but no matter what kind i get it eventually peels right of. Ive heard of some people using magnets instead to holding the dome in place. does anyone have any advice to lend my way???



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  3. eagc's Avatar
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    Aug 2009
    Nov 5, 2009, 6:24 PM - Re: Magnets or Velcro #2

    Andy, I have seen both ways working fine if properly setup, mine uses magnets and does good for me, I think the velcro besides comming off makes it harder to dissasemble the dome, I suggest you pay a visit to the SLD forum, there are a few treads on this subject, here is one with a interesting tutorial on how to install magnets:

    Hope this helps, regards

  4. DP74's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2008
    Nov 5, 2009, 6:47 PM - Re: Magnets or Velcro #3

    I've used industrial strength velcro and have never had it come off in the just about 6 years of using it, but I definately agree with eagc to check out the Sith Lords forums. I had gotten alot of helpful hints and tips on there when I was assembling my Vader.

    Good luck!!

  5. formerly Sgt. Skirata Huntman's Avatar
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    May 2006
    Nov 5, 2009, 7:50 PM - Re: Magnets or Velcro #4

    Had my velcro come off dozens of time in the heat. Magnets are my vote
  6. DP74's Avatar
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    Nov 2008
    Nov 6, 2009, 8:29 PM - Re: Magnets or Velcro #5

    Have you tried industrial strength velcro adhesive to go with it?
    I guess I've been lucky in that the velcro has all sat tight without any extra added work or worry... *keeps fingers crossed..for like...ever*

  7. cal196's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    Nov 30, 2009, 7:25 PM - Re: Magnets or Velcro #6

    I use sew on Velcro and magnets, That industrial strength Velcro is nice but if your putting it on anything soft I dont recommend it. I really wouldn't use it on any place its gonna get hot and wet it will peel right off and make a huge sticky mess.

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