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How To Assemble Face Shields

Protect our health care workers! There is an extreme shortage of face shields. You can help by assembling face shields at home with our Face Shield Kit. Click here to see a list of health care facilities requesting Face Shield donations. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are redirecting our resources to produce high-quality plastic face shields. In this short video, we illustrate how to assemble our face shields.

 

Assembly Instructions

STEP 1: GET CLEAN

Wash hands, using soap & hot water for at least 20 seconds. Clean work-space & tools with disinfectant wipes or spray.

STEP 2: SET UP

  • Put something on work surface to protect it from glue (e.g. cardboard).
  • Place paper template on work surface, with the side to be glued near you.
  • Tape template to work surface, covering the squares where elastic will be glued. This will protect the template.

STEP 3: CUT ELASTIC

Cut the elastic into strips for headbands, using the measuring guide at bottom of template.

STEP 4: SCUFF

Scuff up areas to be glued with sand paper or nail file. This will increase glue adhesion.

STEP 5: GLUE & PRESS

  • Fill the line on FOAM area with glue.

  • Wipe stray glue strand on foam piece & set glue gun down.

  • Press Foam on glue FIRMLY.

  • Fill circles on Elastic area with glue. 

  • Wipe stray glue strands before setting down glue gun.

  • Place end of elastic band on the first circle & press FIRMLY, spreading the glue to end of plastic shield.

  • Stretch elastic across the foam & fold the end under, pressing onto the other circle at end of template.

  • Glue should spread to end of plastic shield.

Note: Be careful not to get stray glue strands on plastic shield. If the glue is not spreading, it is too cold.

STEP 6: CHECK

Tug on each end of the elastic to be sure it is firmly adhering. Gently pull on Foam to make sure it is secure.

STEP 7: CLEAN

Check shield for fingerprints or other smudges. Clean if necessary. Rubbing alcohol works well.