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I tried a drop, but no luck  Mark said to get one of these. I'll be trying one out this weekend. 

 

 

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I couldn't find any at my local hardware stores, but I found some at the home Depot in another city close by.  I'll be trying this out when my wife gets home from work to help me.

 

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Different make handguards I've found need different glues to adhere to the rubber so it's a bit of trial and error, I've used super glue, E6000, contact cement and also silicon. A test patch is the best idea to find the best adhesion.

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4 minutes ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Different make handguards I've found need different glues to adhere to the rubber so it's a bit of trial and error, I've used super glue, E6000, contact cement and also silicon. A test patch is the best idea to find the best adhesion.

I thought I was being clever by making test pieces of silicone from a tube that said "100% silicone", and CA worked great.  The handguards that Mark makes is probably a higher quality 2 part that needs different glue.  It definitely feels softer and more flexible than regular silicone out of a tube.  I'll cut a piece of rubber from my test gloves and try gluing it to handguards before I go all in.  

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3 minutes ago, husky68 said:

This was suggested to me from a Japan Garrison member.

 

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I'd guess it's the same stuff. 

I gave it a try and it works!  I left a little edge on my test patch unglued so I could try to peel it off and it just tore the rubber.

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I think I'm done!  Maybe a few tweaks to do, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

 

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I think I'm done!  Maybe a few tweaks to do, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.
 
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Looks amazing, great job.

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Great work, should be an easy pass, good luck

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I got an email from the Outer Rim GML to tell me that I'm approved!  I'm just waiting for my TKID from the 501st. :dancing-trooper:

 

Thanks everyone for all the help. 

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Great news hope to see you with number soon, congratulations trooper and welcome to the ranks

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It's my second troop tonight (Weird Al) and I needed fans installed.  I got a 3D printer a few weeks ago, so I made a quick and dirty battery and switch mount.  I'll come up with something more permanent later.

 

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Nice work, good luck with your troop

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On 4/12/2019 at 6:14 AM, wook1138 said:

Hi Andrew and congrats on making the best decision of your life. :)  ...

This is turning out to be true.  Loving every minute of it. 

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Hi Adam,

 

I'm glad you feel it will be helpful to you.  I read through several build threads to make sure I was doing things correctly.

 

Here are some of them:

 

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I'm working on getting Centurion approval.  I think I've addressed the issues regarding my helmet that were pointed out in my EIB approval thread.

 

I just wanted to get some opinions before filling in holes with ABS paste and re-painting the screw heads.

 

The First change:

Align the ear screws with the traps.

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