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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:36 am    Post subject: awing helmet assembly question Reply with quote

What is everyone using to attatch thier edge roll to thier helmet? Epoxy? E6000? Just curious.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hot glue...as always Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MHG wrote:
Hot glue...as always Wink


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I use E-6000 for pretty much everything... >>;;

The only problem I have with E-6000 is that it doesn't take sweat very well. It's supposed to be waterproof but I've found that sweat just makes it peel away for some reason. I did find another glue called Fabri-Tac that holds up much better against it.

It is more expensive than E-6000, so I still use that for gluing 90% of my things, but anything that might be getting sweat, like my pilot cap, I use Fabri-Tac.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:44 pm    Post subject: awing helmet assembly question Reply with quote

Thanks guys.E6000 it shall be Yoda
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i used 3M vinyl and leather glue. Barge cenement would work as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone explain how the edge roll from Frank works? I have a solid roll of foam, and some leather-like vinyl.



I have more pics of my helmet in this thread. I could really use some A-Wing advice:

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=66750&start=135
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Coat the backside of the leather/pleather with contact cement.
2. Wrap your leather/pleather around the foam noodle length-wise, pinching it tight around the foam, allowing at least an inch on each side to glue together into a flat tab.
3. Figure out where you'll have to bend the padded pleather around the edge. Cut slits or V's, just enough to allow it to bend.
4. Glue the tab parts down to the inside edge.
5. If you have more leather/pleather, cover 1/2" or 1" foam cut to fit on the inside of your bucket, snug to the padded edge you just installed. This will hide the glued down tab and complete the padding of the helmet.... just allow for holes around the ears so you can hear better.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks for the how to. Was not sure myself on the procedure.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil, that helps so much!!! Would you be able to get a pic of the inside, so I know what the finished inside should look like?

Would E6000 work?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obey Wann wrote:
Phil, that helps so much!!! Would you be able to get a pic of the inside, so I know what the finished inside should look like?

Would E6000 work?



Ask and you shall receive Smile

The inside side... note that the padding is not in yet.


The inside back. I forgot to mention that on mine, I actually stitched close to the foam, and I used some thin real leather instead of the pleather that Frank supplied with the kit.



E6000.... unsure. I've never used it, but its supposed to be good. I used contact cement I get at my leather supplier, simply called called "Master".
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are exactly what I needed. Thanks so much!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great advice, thank you so much!!!

Philonius wrote:
Obey Wann wrote:
Phil, that helps so much!!! Would you be able to get a pic of the inside, so I know what the finished inside should look like?

Would E6000 work?



Ask and you shall receive Smile

The inside side... note that the padding is not in yet.


The inside back. I forgot to mention that on mine, I actually stitched close to the foam, and I used some thin real leather instead of the pleather that Frank supplied with the kit.



E6000.... unsure. I've never used it, but its supposed to be good. I used contact cement I get at my leather supplier, simply called called "Master".
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