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By thelegendofvix
#4826006
So I bought a Kenner trap off eBay for about $50 as I wanted a cheap trap and I was inspired by Bruenor Odinson's conversion.

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Partially disassembled

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I put a coat of primer on and then two coats of Rustoleum X2 Satin Black. I then partially taped the trap up.

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Fully taped up ready for some aluminum paint.

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Laid down the aluminum and bronze paint. I then used a small brush to put on some acrylic red and green paint. Lastly I put some extra stickers I had.

For now, I just did not have the heart to paid the doors though I probably will at a later point. To do going forward (and where I would really like your guys advice/input).
  • I ordered some split loom tubing to cover the yellow hose.
  • The paint seems really "soft" as in the slightest touch will scrape it off. I realize now that I probably should have used different paints. Is there anything I can use to strengthen or seal the paint as it is now?
  • I'm mulling over how I want to mount it to my belt. I would like it to be stationary (as in I don't want it swinging side-to-side. Any cheap/simple solutions out there?
  • Maybe do the e-cig vent? I dunno.
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By Lewis Tully
#4826378
You could probably go over the whole thing with an acrylic clear coat. They come in gloss, satin, or flat, I believe. That might help with your paint issue. Krylon makes it. I've had great experiences with it in the past.
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By thelegendofvix
#4827232
I saw on the forums there are some really nice leather ones with aluminum mounts but I could not justify spending more on the mount than I did the trap myself. Side note, when I make a real trap I will totally get one of Ejgunth87's trap holsters.

I remember seeing dixie mounts here and there. I even saw a couple on ebay but they were going for like $20. So I thought, why not try and find a source. I found a company called San Jamar that makes cup dispensers and I found their page for "replacement parts." Hyperlinks are embedded.

Male Wall Mount - $3.54 (per unit)
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Female Wall Mount - $0.66 each
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Female Wall Mount w/screws - $1.56 each
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Since they have free shipping on orders of $10 or more, I just bought a couple sets to have.
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By Maverick1983
#4828629
hey vix, have mounted this "dixi-v-hooks" on your trap yet?
I rebuild the Kenner Trap for my son too. And i have that Dixi-Hooks too...
And they are to big. when you put them under the trap the trap will not roll any more :-(
when your hooks have the same size like mine...

here are pictures of my Kenner Trap and what i mean with the cup hooks (when its not ok that i show my picture here, pls delete them or inform me, thanks):
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By thelegendofvix
#4829349
I have nto put the dixie brackets on just yet. But thanks for the advice. I am still mulling over how I want to mount the track and where I want it mounted. Honestly, I think I just want the trap to just be a "visual accessory" in that I won't be rolling it around. The paint I used is kind of "soft" as it chips really easily. So rolling the trap will wear it off really fast.

I have two options I am considereding:

1) I may mount the trap to the proton pack itself (like in the cartoon show) on the opposite side of the wand. If I do that I think I will use your smaller bracket. This way the trap will not move around and possibly give the pack some symmetry.

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2) I may use a picture framing hook and leather clip to mount it to my belt. This would mean that I don't have to put screws/brackets/etc in the same area as the blue LEDs in my pack. It's already cramped in there. However, this would mean that the trap would be swinging around and bouncing off my legs.

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By Maverick1983
#4829426
hey guy, how are you?

so. if you don`t want to roll the trap, i would use the bigger Dixi-Hooks. the trap will move not that mich and fit thighter, with the hook i use the trap can trop down if you dont secure it with a strap around the trap.

Have you allready see me kenner trap rebould threat?

Best regards
Erik
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By thelegendofvix
#4829450
hey guy, how are you?

so. if you don`t want to roll the trap, i would use the bigger Dixi-Hooks. the trap will move not that mich and fit thighter, with the hook i use the trap can trop down if you dont secure it with a strap around the trap.

Have you allready see me kenner trap rebould threat?

Best regards
Erik

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