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I got the wal-mart snaps, i just had trouble sticking them to the armour and making them stay.
What problem did you have? The snap (brand) should not matter when it comes to adhering to the armor when done this way.
All I had was a little super glue and model glue. Even after the glue dried, it didn't take much for the snaps to unstick to the armour. I have yet to get my hands on some sort of adhesive putty. I'm going to try to get some this week.
Yes, you need something different than glue. I just bought another tube of the epoxy tonight. Walmart automotive section, Quiksteel brand, 2 oz tube $4.00. Super glue will not do it and model glue only works on Styrene plastic, eventually.
Very timely info my vest will be here next week and I was wondering about a good way to figure out placement. One quick question where did you find those heavy duty snaps?
Err... Still not working. I went out and got this "Perma oxy" Stuff that is supposed to hold metal to metal and plastic to metal. It looks exactly like the stuff you have here, too. What am I doing wrong? Should I wait longer? Supposedly it cures in 4 minutes and is really ready to use after an hour. Should I leave it for a full day before trying it?
This needs to be asked...Are you mixing the putty together? The gray outside and black middle makes a uniform dark gray putty when properly kneaded/mixed. When the putty cures, the left over putty turns rock hard (and usually warm) . Keep the left over putty to tell when the snaps are cured/bonded. It is supposed to cure in 5 minutes, but it's good advise not to touch it for at least 15 minutes. Post pics of your work.
Could it be that I'm putting too much on? I let it dry overnight, but when I tried to attach them, the snaps on the armour just came off. The putty usually stays put, the snap just doesn't want to stick to the putty.