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    I hot glued with the visor with the opaque glue. The clear glue does not work as well for some reason. I DID crack a visor, but the hot glue pulls right out if you work at it with a butter knife. It's especially easy to pull out when your visor is cracked. I would NOT put the visor on in any way that made it permanant. It really is too easy to crack it.

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    Hey Chuck!!!! Cris here. I always use high temp Hotglue straight from a gluegun. I make sure to cut the visor to fit snugly into place, then hold the bottom down with painters tape (make sure to seal your paintjob just in case - you don't want to flake off any paint when you remove the tape). Then I run a bead of hot glue all across the inside edges and a big fat lump of glue at the very ends of the T. It's VERY strong, easy to re-enforce if any part comes loose, and very easy to completly replace your visor if you ever need to (just use an exacto knife to peel up the dried glue).
    Here's the only photo I have of the inside of one of my fiberglass helmets.

    goldenarmor.com


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    Hey guys, I recieved my replacement visor for my Fett helmet in the mail today. I need to know the process for installing it. For reference, here's the visor I am using:




    Thanks!

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    I used the same visor for mine. First you need to cut out your old one if you haven't already. Next make a pattern from your cut out visor. Test fit it on your helmet making sure you have enough overlap surface to glue it in. Once you have a good pattern go ahead and cut you your shield.A friend recommended tin snips and they worked great for me.Now to glue it in look up my post "Best glue for Visor" and read Chaucer44's instructions. Take your time and enjoy.

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    I might add that I was thinking of screwing it in. You see, I cut the fake visor out of my helmet a long time ago, and the cheeks have sort of flared out from their natural position. I was thinking if I screwed it in, it would conform to the shape better.

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    Any advice on that?

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    I have no idea how you would go about setting it up for being screwed in, but that is how the film helmet has the visor installed. I think it is the best way to go, as you can easily replace your visor. Wish I could of more help, but I am not exactly the handiest person.

    Hope someone with some craft skills chimes in on that.


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    What I plan on doing when cutting out the visor is to leave some extra along the edges. Cut out the "T" but leave some squares along the edge and the top. You can then use these squares to put the screws through. When using a visor such as that one, you might want to try heating it up and placing it in the helmet so it has that exact shape. If you leave the squares around the edges heating it would help them comform to the helmet's shape. It should fit perfectly.

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    One of my long standing beefs with many fan made helmets is that the visor never seems ground out shallow enough. Well now I'm finding out why! There ain't a whole lot of room to wrangle a dremel around in there without chewing through something you don't want to! Anyone know any special bits or attachments to defeat this? Maybe those flex shafts or 90 degree heads or something?

    Thanks!

    -Sarge

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    dremel cut as much as you can. Then punch out the piece (literally, punch it out), and file down the roughed out edge. A little manual labor never hurt anyone

    jose

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    When i got my Dremel a Flex Shaft thing came with it... so i'd say thats a great idea, that thing is awesome.

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    Definitely, the flex shaft is the way to go. It is easier to hold & manipulate, and you can get into tighter areas. I had no problem cutting the excess fiberglass in the visor area. Only get close to your markings though & finish off with a file. It is too easy to take off too much material & make a mistake with the dremel (sounds like you found this out the hard way!).

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    I use a Dremel Fiberglass cutoff wheel and cut the large straight lines first, then take a hammer and knock out the visor area. Then I use a Dremel Drum sander on the inside to even things up. A needle file does the rest and you have nice machined looking lines.

    Paul

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    Rockin'! Thanks everyone! I think I may also bandsaw out a custom sized sanding block out of some 1" rubber for the inside too!

    -Sarge

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    I was just looking through some odds and ends i found and saw a tube of liquid nails. has anyone tried this? does it work well or just the hot melt caulk?

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    No clue, give it a test shot I would say. I use a product called Liquid Cement by Ambroid. Seems to hold for me.



    Bear

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    TR776 and myself have used something called 'GOOP', available I think at home depot etc... for our lenses. It works wonderfully.

    Phil

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    will said "goop" work on fiberglass?

    epoxy putty might work too.

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    interesting. perhaps i shall investigate.

    edit(after investigation and a purchase ):
    the packaging says it should work with fiberglass. rejoice!

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    Hot Melt Caulk, as recommended by jedi-academy.com Works great on my 95DP, not sure about the fiberglass ones though.

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    If anyone finds a way to attach to the fiberglass please LMK

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    What about using silicone adhesive? Not the bathroom tub kind, but the good industrial stuff that is used in marine applications? I know that boat builders use this stuff for everything & it comes in black. I think it is made by Lepage's.

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    Try a product called "J B Weld" it's sold at all Home Depots and other hardware stores here in Texas. This stuff is like epoxy to a factor of 10. It's seriously like liquid metal. It'll hold a car to the space shuttle.

    Try it out.

    -Bardo

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    Ok is there like some secret to holding the t-visor in place while you try the glue the sucker? If there is I would like to know what it is.


    -Bear

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    I would just tack it in place in a couple of spots. When the glue dries you can then glue the rest of it.

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