1. Omega Man's Avatar
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    Nov 2002
    Feb 4, 2003, 6:27 PM - DP 97 HELP! #1

    Could someone give me a tutorial on my fixing my Dp 97 helmet, i have a heat gun. I know about fixing the flat top, are there others? Cheeks?


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  3. Tim Allen's Avatar
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    May 2002
    Feb 4, 2003, 6:43 PM - Re: DP 97 HELP! #2

    Talk to Halo1, he or some one redid his dp 97 and now it looks good... hope this helps - tim allen
  4. ukscout's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2002
    Feb 5, 2003, 7:28 AM - Re: DP 97 HELP! #3


    I placed mine on top of mantle shelf obove gas fire where the heat/warm air from it warmed it up and softend it, then placed it in a bath of could water.

  5. Halo 1's Avatar
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    Oct 2002
    Feb 7, 2003, 7:04 PM - Re: DP 97 HELP! #4

    You got PM.

  6. Han Hunter's Avatar
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    Feb 2003
    Feb 9, 2003, 1:21 AM - Re: DP 97 HELP! #5

    I heated up the inside with a hair drier on hi (I think a heat gun/paint stripper would melt the thing if you're not real careful), then put a towel on my head, jammed the bucket on grabbed it both sides at the bottom of the earpieces, pulled it down real hard (to make the top a dome instead of a shelf) and pulled it out to make the flare.

    Stand like that for as long as you can (in front of a mirror is good so you can a)see how much flare you're getting, and b) realise how much you're suffering for your art). When it's cooled a bit, take it off the plunge it in a basin/bath of cold water (prep the water first, natch).

    The results on mine are passable and they have stayed put so far (a few weeks), although I have yet to carry out the visor surgery. I figured it'd be better to play about with the shape whilst it was still in one piece, then once I was happy with that, re-do the visor.

    Hope this helps.