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How to attach chest greeblie (ear-ring back)?


I can't seem to figure out how to fasten the ear ring backs to the actual chest. These seem to have a very small hole in the back, but it's too small for the tiniest screw to be able to fit in. Also, the back of the ear ring back, got a bit of a convex surface, which makes it a bit hard to fit on to the actual chest.

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Anyone have any suggestions on how to secure these to the fiberglass chest? Might epoxy work?

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Re: How to attach chest greeblie (ear-ring back)?


I used these double backed rivets in brass.

Link if your state side.rivets

made a hole in the chest and pushed them through from the inside glued with super glue or epoxy resin.Look just the same as the earing backs.
if you really want to use the earing backs why not make a very small hole in the chest push a drawing pin through ,push the earing back onto the point with a drop of glue.
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Re: How to attach chest greeblie (ear-ring back)?


Yer I did the same but I drilled small holes then bought some ear rings with long bar attached to it,then put the ear ring back straight onto it.cut the over long bar down to the right size.I also glued the backs of the earing on the inside of the front chest.I used flat earring to do this.hope I'm explaining myself.
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Re: How to attach chest greeblie (ear-ring back)?


All right, I found an easy way of attaching the small ear-ring backs to the front chest. You simply drill out a hole just to barely get the front part of the ear ring back to fit in from the inside. Because the ear ring back has a larger diameter on its bottom, this will prevent the piece to fall out; however this requires the hole on the chest to only fit for the smaller diameter of the ear ring back, otherwise, nothing will keep it from not falling out.

Then you only use some bondo/milliput to secure it from the inside. Voila!

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