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    if i got the face shield would it work to put 2 layers of window tint on it to darken it?

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    That depends on how dark the tinted film is, and how well you want to see with your helmet on. I'd try one layer first (tint on the inside of the visor), and hold it up to your face in front of a mirror. If you can still see your face through it, add a second layer.

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    I've been reading all the visor forums while I've been waiting for my helmet to come in, and I've heard of the rear mounted and front mounted visor, I was wondering: What's it all mean? I know Front and rear is obvious.. just.. someone please explain. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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    Front mount/rear mount...sounds a bit like mating season on the Discovery channel.

    A rear visor mount is when you take your visor, usually bigger than the T-visor area, and insert the visor from inside the helmet. In other words, it's pressing the piece of plastic behind the visor area, which gives the illusion of a perfectly cut/shaped visor.

    This gives the visor a nice recessed look similar to the film helmet. In fact, the film helmet had a rear mounted visor that screwed into place. This method usually works well for standard Dp's from the '96 and up. Not that you couldn't use it on a '95, but it already has a recessed area on the front of the helmet that the others don't have.

    A front mount is when you take your visor, cut to the exact dimensions of the T-visor area, and you lay it down on the T-visor area from the front/outside of the helmet. This method is best for the Dp 95's, as it as a recessed area that nicely accomodates a visor placed from the front. I can't speak for how well it works for the later models.

    Hope that clears it up a bit.

    Edit- Obi Wan's Jedi Academy has an interior mount tut here:
    http://www.jedi-academy.com/fett_visor.html

    And if you check in the general information section there is post with Fett links:

    http://forum.thedentedhelmet.com/vie...ic=122&forum=1

    There are couple sites in there have visor replacement info.




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    If you get to close for too long with a heat gun it'll burn the visor and make it bubble. A torch will do the same thing only worse. Boiling sounds like a lot of trouble too. The easiest way to do it is to bake it on a cookie sheet at 225 -250 F the melting point of acrylic is 225 so you don't need to worry about buring it as long as you don't set you temperatur too high. It should only take about 5-10 minutes fo it to get really flexible but you can still handle it. When you take it out of the oven use a cotton glove to handle and form it to shape quickly as it will cool and reharden very fast. If you mess up the shape just toss it back in the oven and try again.

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    Bingo! I just heated mine up, layed it into the helmet and pressed it so that it formed to the correct curve. If I screwed up, I just threw it back into the oven again.

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    I've been reading old posts on molding the visor, and I haven't come to any one temperature or time. How long should you put it in the oven, and how hot?

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    I've never baked a visor (mmmmmmm...baked visor), but I'd recommend boiling over oven-heating. The effectiveness of the boiling may depend on the compostion of the visor, but I'm pretty sure it won't melt.

    I think you always run the risk of melting the visor in the oven at the least or setting your house on fire at the worst.


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    Use a heat gun.

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    propane torch,

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    uhh how noticible is the green tint? cuz im planning on having my helmet be red

    The Purity Knight

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    Purity Knight wrote:uhh how noticible is the green tint? cuz im planning on having my helmet be red

    The Purity Knight
    Dark green will work just fine...in fact the ESB helmet (film helmet)used a dark green tint face shield.




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    Hey folks,
    Stop paying $20-$25 for your visors. Here's a link to
    http://www.omarksafety.com

    And more specifically to their $6 tinted green visors!
    http://www.omarksafety.com/category....45&aprodid=272

    I ordered four from them. They work great. They're thick enough to last and quite durable. They're also thin enough to be easily bent to your helmet's shape. And the best part? You can use the extra 'throwaway' from the sides of the full visor to make accurate flat stormtrooper lenses!

    Hope this helps,
    Phil

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    At lowe's they have very heavy clear faceshields. They're very thick and difficult to cut, they also don't conform to different helmet shapes well. Fortunately all was not lost as it came with a nice hard hat. I removed the liner and installed that instead into my helmet

    Phil

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    I've been scoring them with an x-acto knife and bend-snapping them. Not the most accurate method, but it works.


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    I was wondering if someone could tell me the widths of the visor at points A and B on a Don Post '97, I got it with the visor already cut out and I am not sure how wide it should be.



    Thanks.

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    The width of those A and B points on the DP 97 are 2 1/8" or 54mm.

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    I was curious as to what everyone used for their visors ( kinda like the AREA thread) I bought one from Swfladoug on ebay, if anyone knows him.. I wouldn't recommend him. I got it a few days ago, and it looked nice, 1/8 inch plexi, and when I ordered it, I asked if it would fit a DP 95. He said it would, as he moled it to fit his. Well, this wasn't true. At the top of the visor, where the forhead curves, it's flat, not good. And I broke it, but that was my fault. I was wondering, if you used a visor for welding, are you happy with it? Or if you used plexi, how did you mold it? And has anyone bought a visor from RA, and if so, how well did it fit? The questions I have, I haven't found previous threads, so, any help would be appreciated.

    Oh yeah and, Happy Birthday to me!

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    I used plexi for my visor. To shape it, I turned a burner on my stove to high, and held the plexi over it bending it as I noticed it softening up. Big note though--WEAR OVEN MITTS!!! Not only does the plexi get real hot, there's that whole burner on high thing.

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    I also used Plexi. We have a shrink wrapping area in the backroom at work so I just used the heat gun to soften up the plastic. Even in that case gloves were needed Basically you just need to find a way to soften the plexi with heat and then stick it inside the helmet (or however you're gonna do it) and press it flat. In my experiance, it will cool off and solidify pretty quickly afterward, holding its shape. Be extra careful not to force it into a bend when it's not soft because it *will* snap, heh. (Let's just say my first visor try was "battle damaged" =p)

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    Thanks for the help guys, I actually just finished putting in my green welding visor, and I actually like it omre than the 1/8' plexi.

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    Originally posted by Sarge1nOnly:

    I picked one up at a local welding shop, and promptly traced it back to the company!

    www.rjsafety.com/EH38.html



    Faceshield only Dark Green HF4178-DRK....$4.25

    I just got one of these today and think it'll work fine! It's big enough, dark enough, and has a good flex to it.

    Good luck!

    -Sarge

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    Originally posted by MaxPlague:

    Check your local yellow pages for welding supplies, that's how I got mine. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smokin.gif ALT=":smokin">

    - MaxPlague
    "There is no emoticon for what I feel right now."
    "DEATH TO POP-UP WINDOW ADVERTISEMENTS!"

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    Originally posted by Pantera1889:

    I got mine through the Grainger catalog.I work at a Transmission shop and my parts man ordered it for me.I don't know if you have to have a customer # or what.I can try to find out tomorrow.



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    Originally posted by bobafett1117:

    i just mounted mine in the back with 6 screws worked beautifully then i hot glued it into place and sprayed some truck bed liner inside and its as sturdy as ever



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