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Flak vest tubing containment

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 2:22 am    Post subject: Flak vest tubing containment Reply with quote

After I wear my flak vest for a short period of time the tubes start to work themselves out of the ribs. Have any of you run into this problem? How did you solve it? Thanks!!

Here's what I mean, just after a short parade:

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's what they do. I just tuck mine back in over and over.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a little scrap of the flak vest material, try dotting a little bit of E-6000 onto it and see if it shows through after it dries. If it doesn't, you might be able to dot a little bit of the E-6000 onto the ends of the hoses (perhaps on the backside of them that faces you) and glue them down onto the material. Don't know if it'll work but it might.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your tubing isn't too tough, you can sew them in place. Thread a needle with white thread, stab upward through the bottom tube and run it through each tube. When you get to the top, pull it taut and tie it off.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the good ideas! I'm going to try sewing them into place first, and if that doesn't work then I'll go with the E-6000 Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the main reason why you always fly with a wingman. You do their pre-flight tube check, they do yours! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I catch it with a stitch from the back side, down the center.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's funny, mine never move at all and they are in there loose.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Screen Accurate! Laughing


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac Bragg wrote:
It's Screen Accurate! Laughing



Ha! Awesome! I'll show that pic to the next person who points mine out Smile
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