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The Merc Torso Armor remains the best, unrestricted LARP armor that we have to date. This roleplay armor can adjust to fit most any warrior and is extremely light to wear. Made from a 1 mm steel breastplate and 6 oz. Leather back plate, it offers the best chest protection.
|A||BACK LENGTH||54,5 CM TO 74,5 CM|
|B||BREASTPLATE LENGTH||56 CM TO 76 CM|
|D||CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE||55 CM
|E||WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE||53 CM
|K||BREASTPLATE CHEST WIDTH||85 CM
|L||BREASTPLATE WAIST WIDTH||85 CM
METAL ARMOR CARE & MAINTENANCE
Please do not leave your armor lying in the grass after removing it. The acid and humidity from the grass tend to accelerate the rust giving it a permanent stain that only buffing with compound and paste can remove.
When you have finished LARPing, remove your armor and let it dry in the sun as you tear down your camp. The sun's ultraviolet radiation and increased water temperatures work together to kill harmful bacteria in the water.
For leather parts, a wax or silicone spray may be applied periodically to ensure its durability (In some cases, mink oil can be used). CAUTION: Wet leather will rust the exposed parts of metal on the armor.
Storage & Maintenance
Clean the entire surface first using brake cleaner! The cleaner will ensure there is no humidity on the surface, and it will also remove dirt and other impurities on the surface of the metal. Don't be shy, spray a liberal amount on the surface then wipe it off with a clean, dry cloth. This stuff dries in seconds and has a nasty smell, but it works great to prep the surface.
Spray a liberal amount of WD-40 onto the surface of the metal then rub using the steel wool in a circular pattern to remove the surface Rust. Repeat as many times as necessary, then remove excess using a dry cloth.
Storing in a clean, dry place is very important. So if you place it in a plastic container in the basement, make sure it is off the floor and in a heated or dry room. You can add a silica gel pack to help absorb excess amounts of humidity and to ensure the armor does not rust.
- Automotive Brake Cleaner
- Clean Cloth
- 000 steel wool
LEATHER ARMOR CARE & MAINTENANCE
Use a dry bristle brush or clean, dry bath towel to remove dust and dirt after every LARP event. It is important to note that you must avoid using water due to maintain the napped finish of the leather.
If you do nothing else, just cleaning your LARP gear using a wet rag is the way to go. Avoid using any regular soap because the chemicals can harm the leather. Saddle Soap is a perfect alternative.
Use distilled water to avoid particles in the water. Never soak the leather, it is preferable to spray onto a soft cloth.
Gently wipe the leather to remove the dirt and mud, going with the grain of the leather when possible. Then allow drying in the sunlight.
Waxes and creams and certain types of silicone sprays are the perfect way to protect your leather from deteriorating.
Soft Leather Articles:
Every year, articles such as belts, laces and boots require great flexibility are therefore we suggest using creams such as Mink Oil. The cream will keep your leather supple and waterproof. If it is an unusually rainy season, we recommend doing this twice a year or as often as you can.
Hardened Leather Articles:
We strongly suggest using Wax on articles like pauldrons, bracers, armor and helmets or hard leather surfaces such as vegetable tanned leather. The wax will keep the surface hard as well as protected.