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Old 11-21-2008, 01:21 AM
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What kind of glue did you use and what type of fabric is it? Also, if you pull the fabric off can you clean up the glue? If i can find enough tiger strip fabris i might do my MR 3, but want to be able to take it off if i try to sell it or mess up.
The fabric isn't exactly fabric. It's USMC MARPAT tarp material. In its natural state, it's thin but non-permeable and is made from 3 different layers of materials.

For my masks, I filleted the material into it's 3 different components and only used the outer MARPAT covering.

I used 3M adhesive used for reattaching head liners into cars. I doubt the material is coming off willingly or by force...lol. Glue clean up should prove near impossible...lol.

As to using material, a Tiger stripe BDU pant or jacket would work nicely and if you use rubber cement, it would easily remove with denatured alcohol.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:49 AM
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Thanks, i think i know the stuff your talking about. I think it looks great. I've seen the ones where people used modge podge and didn't really like the look(to shiny). yours look like they were professionally made. Great job.
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:28 AM
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Thanks, i think i know the stuff your talking about. I think it looks great. I've seen the ones where people used modge podge and didn't really like the look(to shiny). yours look like they were professionally made. Great job.
Yeah...rubber cement = "boogie glue" - that snotty looking stuff used in school art class. You apply the glue to the 2 parts you want to join and let them scab over before sticking them together.

Mod Podge is a good product. I used it on the outside of my leather Greaves and Vambraces. Look up my name and you will see the pics. For all intents and purposes, it's about equal to Elmer's Glue. At least it smells the same...lol. The Mod Podge makes a waterproof seal when cured properly and being that paint fill is water soluble, makes a perfect barrier between the fabric being protected and the paint. As you said though, it leaves a sheen that negates the entire idea about camouflaging a piece of equipment. In the case of these covers though, I used ScotchGuard to protect the material. Hopefully that will work but in honesty, I'm not too worried about it as I rarely get gogged - I almost always get shot in the upper torso.

The trick to making the mask covers is PATIENCE. You need to make good templates before cutting your material. A messed up template = a messed up cover. I used onion paper (taped to the mask) to make my tracings. I cut them out and then traced that onto the material but I gave myself an additional 1/2" around the tracing for maneuvering room and some to fold under the face plate (or tuck in at places). I think I'm going to do the soft-ears as well. Those WILL be vented though. I figure a paper punch should work nicely since all the holes on the ears are round.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:29 PM
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Yeah...rubber cement = "boogie glue" - that snotty looking stuff used in school art class. You apply the glue to the 2 parts you want to join and let them scab over before sticking them together.
lol...I know what rubber cement is, i meant the fabric If i can find some tigerstripe I'm going to give it a shot. Tigerstriped BDU's cost a fortune here, $65 for BDU blouse. Only thing i can find for cheap is a bandana, and its not the right colors. I might wait until march when i get back to the states.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:22 PM
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holy crap dude...$65 for a......damn...

Nothing on the "used rack" anywhere?
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:14 PM
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That is used...out in town stuff like that is popular. On base G.I BDU's are a lot cheaper. But tigerstripe is up there
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:47 AM
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http://www.rangerjoes.com/bdu-shirt-...gth-p-190.html

tigerstrip 29.99

rangerjoes.com ftw

http://www.opsgear.com/Battle-Dress-Uniforms-s/199.htm

39.99 tigerstrip in various situations camo ^^
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:07 AM
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http://www.rangerjoes.com/bdu-shirt-...gth-p-190.html

tigerstrip 29.99

rangerjoes.com ftw

http://www.opsgear.com/Battle-Dress-Uniforms-s/199.htm

39.99 tigerstrip in various situations camo ^^
Thanks Lost, I think I'm going to order a pair of the pants.

Sorry Druid about going off topic and highjacking your thread...
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:18 AM
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anytime, least i can do to help.
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:23 PM
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no problem...lol. Clean the marker with alcohol, make paper templates and cut the material out. Glue it to the body/mask face as needed. Use a handle from a paintbrush to flatten the material to the surface so it looks professionally done.
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