arm guard way to wide on Nikta Impact. Anyone else? how to remedy?
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    arm guard way to wide on Nikta Impact. Anyone else? how to remedy?

    My arm feels like a clapper in a bell with this arm rest. I'm wondering if I can find some foam to put it there to tighten it up as my arm just wobbles as I sweep. Or if any of you have any other ideas. thanks, gene

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    Using the arm strap keeps mine from moving.

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    Use Foam Rubber to make an insert. Use double-sided tape to secure it.

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    I used a heat pistol and managed to heat the sides of the arm rest.
    Do it slowly and don't over heat them.
    Use the strap to pull the sides closer to each other .. heat furst then tighten them close to each other .. genly do it 3 to 4 times to get the best result.
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    I did think of doing that, thanks, I just might.
    Quote Originally Posted by Alecoman View Post
    I used a heat pistol and managed to heat the sides of the arm rest.
    Do it slowly and don't over heat them.
    Use the strap to pull the sides closer to each other .. heat furst then tighten them close to each other .. genly do it 3 to 4 times to get the best result.

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    I used Keith Southern's idea of modifying the arm rest. My production Impact had the new narrower armrest but, found it was still a bit too wide for my forearm. At first I used cable ties thru the strap slots to hold a piece of foam on each side of the armrest.
    Then saw Keith's mod, removed the foam pieces. And proceeded with use his mod.

    To clarify the mod a bit, this is how I did it.
    Peeled off the Notka foam pads, which is easy to do. Screwed back together the armrests. Grabbed a couple Stanley Quick Grip clamps, with them squeezed the grip rears and front of the armrest in to proper position. Using a smaller scrapbooking hobby heat gun,
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    slowly heated up the plastic from the inside a bit higher than where the bend starts near the armrest bottoms. Let the armrest cool down, removed the clamps, test fitted. Night and day difference. When I was satisfied with the new shape, I re-applied the Notka foam pads. Then put the mod'd armrest back on the Impact.
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    any pictures SvenS? i'd like to give it a try...... maybe...lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gene the machine View Post
    any pictures SvenS? i'd like to give it a try...... maybe...lol...
    Just took a couple pictures of it modified mounted on the Impact.

    Another picture showing the clamps attached to give you an idea how I used them.
    For those that haven't read my orig. post entirely should note the armrest was removed from the detector for modifying before the clamps were attached and heat applied to soften the plastic so it bends.
    I used the front clamp to squeeze a bit more than the rear clamps. So that the armrest will have a natural taper like the forearm has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    Use Foam Rubber to make an insert. Use double-sided tape to secure it.
    I've mickey moused several with rubber from wet suits. Most dive shops have it or can get it for you. Neat thing is you can sew pockets to hold it to the cuff.
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

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    Thanks guys. I did the warming thing and got the ears about an inch and a quarter closer together. And now that I found out how to properly put the strap on(...lol.. I'm such a knucklehead...) the arm guard fits so nice it feels like it's part of my arm now.

 

 

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