Harness pads without logos?

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  1. Jul 11, 2019 at 9:29 PM #1

    12notes

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    I've ordered a 5 point harness for my build, and I'd like some pads for the 3" straps, but every single one I've found has a massive logo of the belt/seat manufacturer, and I refuse to advertise for them. I can find logo-free pads for 2" wide automobile seat belts, but none for a 3" belt. I don't want to put them on backwards, the logos are typically patches and would be annoying to have pressed against my shoulder.

    Anyone know where I could find these?
     
  2. Jul 11, 2019 at 11:16 PM #2

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    Can you just cut the patches off? Or maybe have an upholstery shop make you a set.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2019 at 11:34 PM #3

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    Any upholsterer or parachute rigger will cheerfully see you a boring set of pads.
     
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    I find pads on shoulder straps annoying. I would remove the pads. YMMV.


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    My new interior has matched wannabe leather ones. It wasn't much to have 2 extra pairs supplied with so they can be cleaned after a sweaty flight.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2019 at 4:00 PM #6

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    It would be safer to cover up the logos than cutting them off.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:59 PM #7

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    Are logos likely to be structural on pads?
    I have just asked a budget harness manufacturer if their harnesses can be ordered unadorned. Logos are going to look wrong on a replica of an 80 year old plane. This thread made me want to find out their weight and cost.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2019 at 9:09 PM #8

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    Just be cautious about cutting structural stitching.

    Ask an old (1970s vintage) parachute digger why that is a bad habit .....
     

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