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                                                 How to attach flexible hand guards to rubber gloves


For those aiming for Expert Infantry/Centurion level or just screen accuracy, the flexible hand guards will be need to be attached to your rubber (chemical style) gloves.  Many folks have asked me the best way to do this, so here is my preferred method.  Note that I am using the silicone guards that I make which have a heavy-duty cloth backing in order for glue to adhere to, but this should work for most other types including ones made from natural latex.


****Instructions for Nomex gloves at bottom


Supplies needed:

1.  E-6000 glue-  I highly recommend using this product instead of CA (super) glue or epoxy, both of which can (and will) get brittle over time, causing the bond to fail.


2.  Rough grit sandpaper (80 to 120 grit)


3.  2 or more heavy books.


4.  Thin point Sharpie marker or soft lead pencil


5.  Blue painter's tape.


Step one-


           Determine placement.  The front end of the guard should sit right at the end of your knuckles, and in the center of the back of your hand.

      NOTE:  Placing them too far forward will put undue stress on the glue in that area when you bend your fingers down and may cause separation.




Step two-


                      After measuring both sides and determining proper alignment, attach the blue tape to mark where the bottoms will be.

                      Note distance between end of guard and bottom of glove fingers.

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                                                                                Make sure that there are no wrinkles in the rubber glove.




Step three-


                                                                              Using the Sharpie or pencil, mark a line around the guards.                                     



Step four- 


                                     Sand down the area inside your lines.  Doing this will rough-up the surface and allow for better adhesion.

                                                                     NOTE:  Clean the area thoroughly afterward and allow it to dry.




Step five-


Place a generous amount of E-6000 around the perimeters and inside, then rub it around the entire center/edges to even it out (you can go a little heavier on the edges).  Leave a small area around the edge to prevent seepage.


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Step six-


Lay the gloves side by side and place the hand guards glue down in the outlined areas.  Place at least TWO large books or other heavy, flat objects in top.  This is necessary for proper adhesion.


IMPORTANT:  Leave them under the weight for at least 12-24 hours to allow the glue to completely cure/set.  If you do have any seepage of the E-6000 it can be removed by rubbing it off with your thumb.









When attaching to Nomex gloves, use the same method as above But be SURE to put a piece of wax paper inside the gloves.  Otherwise, the glue will seep through and bond them closed.

NOTE:  Please be aware that Nomex gloves are not permitted for Expert Infantry/Centurion approval.






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