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    Armor For Paintball

    Just got back from another round of testing, this time on thicker pieces, and a trial of mine. I read somewhere that matte takes more resin and is more rigid and more waterproof (unnecessary for this, but oh well) because it fills itself in better, and woven roving is more flexible. So I...
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    Armor For Paintball

    i only bought 2 yards of FG to do these tests, I will definately go back and get a lot more. I'm doing at least 2 sets of armor by summers end, I hope. That's gonna take many many more yards of FG to be structural. Also, I wouldn't make my own helmet for PB, unless I had tested it myself by...
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    Paintball armor under construction

    I just recently did a test of several combinations of 2 layer FG and resin, and both survived very well. The only problems were where there was no fiberglass, only resin. That stuff will break from a PB easy. It's in the noob forum if anyone's interested. Kroden
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    Armor For Paintball

    Ok, first round of testing done, and the initial results are: Successful We shot several pieces with at least 10 rounds each. the only signs of damage were where it was only paper, and where it was only resin. 2 layers of cloth: 15 rounds, dead center, 5 point blank - no signs of cracking...
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    Armor For Paintball

    Thanks for all the response to this topic. I like what Jason had in terms of the physics behind a paintball. I hadn't actually done any math yet, but I had read in another thread that 'if a paintball could break fiberglass, just think what it would do to skin'. I'm not sure where I found...
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    Armor For Paintball

    Ok, I'm a newer member here, this is my first post. I came here a while back, can't remember when, when I was wanting to make a master chief costume. But now, I want to try to make it paintball armor. I know many people have tried this before, and everyone responds with 'well fiberglass will...
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