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So today I finished assembling my back and chest armor, meaning I would not have to dissable or anything again and I decided to use thread lock on the nuts on the brackets.....

 

Not a good idea..... The thread lock attacked and cracked and blew out the holes I drilled for my brackets. Now I must spend countless hours repairing, sanding and redrilling holes to repair my armor. The point is, if you use one of these bracketing systems for your armor, use super glue on the nuts instead of thread lock or lock tight.

 

Hope this helps someone avoid the same mistake and problem as mine.f5fbb2be07183ae52cfda5aa62c0a88e.jpg9130ed2d2c336059d87f8300186e3ec1.jpg20d25465340388620019ef1c36e766d1.jpge83190c7babb44e63a6f2a3348fb592a.jpg04fbcab008dd1eadf2be7bc1231b50ca.jpgadf152718e0436ca3c4280b43482ab52.jpg8a4bd118ae1f0899502cc3533b19bd49.jpgd2c4a59becebc78d4a9d3aecedce74c1.jpgcddf679caf0134c63cfad68b6f4a11a5.jpg4812d273cecdad843f8517f5a581dc91.jpg5c0adbba472ee29553485db56d8911ea.jpg7cf8f32ca42bd62fd5163eadeff449f5.jpg68750f4a4934e368cd6c3a7eb5aad633.jpg25c4e4605450989814898c0bad490e58.jpg

 

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Thank you for this post. I am close to doing my straps and had given a thought to that. I am saddened that this has happened to your armor. Any idea why that happened or what about lock tight made it do that?


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Not sure, something in the chemical composition that the abs plastic did not like. Just be sure to use super glue to secure the nuts in place.

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You could also try E6000, should be gentle on it. Sorry to see this happen to you.

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Ouch, I've seen people do this a few times. I always recommend E6000 because it's reversible. Never know when you need to remove something.  

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I am on the way to being fully repaired. I Will submit new pics when finished. But man..... I almost wanted to give up when it first happened.

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Just an update guys.... I fully habe my armor repair and am weathering the torso armor now. Will have it reassembled tomorrow.

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Repairs and partial weathering complete. Well after many days and hours of nearly crying in a fetal position after my horrendous and tragic accident, I have finally completed my repairs.

I added abs plastic reinforcement strips and longer screws as well. But needless to say on this day victory is mine my friends.b422f3efd1f92d84f08ef8f201a7ec5b.jpgfdbe4d743e256215184d2750e2a2541b.jpgeb5ceba31aa0906c799ee795828318e2.jpg9c907c577f12e6d0b4a89fcdc6713006.jpg

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phew!

Sounds like some well deserved good news. Well done for hanging in there

Yeah it was rough at times.

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