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#3143718 - 04/07/12 09:36 AM Re: Homemade Kevlar vest [Re: Ivyhillterriers]
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Registered: 11/06/08
Posts: 4291
Loc: Gonzales / Crysral City
If you made it and you trust it go for it!!!!!

It dosen't have to please anyone but you!! If I thought I needed one, I would go and buy the best that money could buy.

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#3143735 - 04/07/12 09:44 AM Re: Homemade Kevlar vest [Re: Ivyhillterriers]
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7664
Loc: Angleton, Texas
I am not a kevlar expert, but I think I would save it and use it in place of fiberglass cloth to make repairs on something that cracks, for example the hood on my John Deere tractor that is cracked.

I am assuming you can use it with the same fiberglasee resin that is used with fiberglass. Need to make any boat repairs, etc?

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#3143746 - 04/07/12 09:49 AM Re: Homemade Kevlar vest [Re: devildog28]
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Registered: 12/31/05
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Loc: Plano, TX.
Originally Posted By: devildog28
Originally Posted By: Labman
Originally Posted By: Ivyhillterriers
No reason in particular. I got all the fabric free. Just wondering if I could do it.It's either that or try to sell all the fabric.....

Kevlar fiber breaks down over time, I think LEO have to buy new vests every 5-7 yrs. I think your spinning your wheels....


I think only if you sweat in it a lot.

I would have to buy a new vest every freckin yr, I ooze during the summer.

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#3143790 - 04/07/12 10:05 AM Re: Homemade Kevlar vest [Re: Labman]
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 3700
Loc: Granbury, TX
Originally Posted By: Labman
Originally Posted By: devildog28
Originally Posted By: Labman
Originally Posted By: Ivyhillterriers
No reason in particular. I got all the fabric free. Just wondering if I could do it.It's either that or try to sell all the fabric.....

Kevlar fiber breaks down over time, I think LEO have to buy new vests every 5-7 yrs. I think your spinning your wheels....


I think only if you sweat in it a lot.

I would have to buy a new vest every freckin yr, I ooze during the summer.


I always sweat under mine when I wear it whether it's hot or not. They don't breathe at all.

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#3143798 - 04/07/12 10:08 AM Re: Homemade Kevlar vest [Re: Labman]
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Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 9965
Loc: Buda/Kyle
We replace our vests every 5 years. Kevlar is ballistic resistant. However, it will not stop stabbing from edged weapons. It can help and it will resisting slashing, but something like an ice pick will penetrate it. Also, it won't stop most rifle cartridges.

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#3143818 - 04/07/12 10:15 AM Re: Homemade Kevlar vest [Re: LandPirate]
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Test it with a pellet gun

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#3143826 - 04/07/12 10:20 AM Re: Homemade Kevlar vest [Re: Navasot]
moderno Offline
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#3143841 - 04/07/12 10:26 AM Re: Homemade Kevlar vest [Re: DCS]
Ivyhillterriers Offline
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Registered: 03/28/12
Posts: 47
Loc: Anna Texas
Originally Posted By: DCS
I am not a kevlar expert, but I think I would save it and use it in place of fiberglass cloth to make repairs on something that cracks, for example the hood on my John Deere tractor that is cracked.

I am assuming you can use it with the same fiberglasee resin that is used with fiberglass. Need to make any boat repairs, etc?


yeah i wish i knew someone that made boats, or repaired them. i think it would be perfect for that.

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