Getting the visor flush in my bucket

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    Getting the visor flush in my bucket

    Hey all!

    I'm trying to install my visor in my Asok CC bucket, but I'm running into a snag: the visor won't sit flush in the helmet. I don't exactly expect it to fit perfectly. But, it appears after I cut out the space for the t-visor, the mandibles/cheek area warped out a bit. Not much, but enough that I can't really get the visor to sit right. Is there any way to bend those sections inward a bit to help seat the visor? I was thinking of trying to use a heat gun to bend the mandibles/cheeks in a bit, but didn't know how that would affect the resin/cold cast on the helmet. I was trying to use chicago screws to install the visor, but I'm beginning to think I might have to epoxy it in all the way around.

    I'll post some pics when I get home from work to help demonstrate what I'm talking about. Thanks in advance for any advice!

    -Nate

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    Re: Getting the visor flush in my bucket

    Epoxy in some chicago screws to fix the visor on the mandibles. That should help it keep its shape.

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    Re: Getting the visor flush in my bucket

    clonecollector said: View Post
    Epoxy in some chicago screws to fix the visor on the mandibles. That should help it keep its shape.
    Thanks for the suggestion, clonecollector, but I tried that previously and there was about a two- or three-centimeter gap between the visor and the helmet. Is that normal? The visor I've seen in most helmets looks really flush, but there's a pretty noticeable gap in mine. Again, I'll post pics later tonight when I get home from work....

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    Re: Getting the visor flush in my bucket

    You can use washers or rubber grommets to push the visor forward on the mounts. It should be like this: Helmet, epoxy, screw female part, visor on the female end, a washer pushing it forward and flush, and a screw to keep it all forward. Hope this helped.

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    Re: Getting the visor flush in my bucket

    MirtaGev said: View Post
    You can use washers or rubber grommets to push the visor forward on the mounts. It should be like this: Helmet, epoxy, screw female part, visor on the female end, a washer pushing it forward and flush, and a screw to keep it all forward. Hope this helped.
    Yes.. what mirta said!

    Use the jb kwik epoxy... it will be less bulky than the doughy stuff. Just wait for it to firm up a bit and then press the female part of the chicago screw in.

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    Re: Getting the visor flush in my bucket

    One thing you may want to try, is shortening the sides of the visor, or adjusting your hole placement, to give the visor a more severe curve. With chicago screws, most either install them so they just catch and lock down the outside of the visor; or put holes through the visor so the screws clamp down thru the visor. By adjusting either the length of the sides of the visor, or hole placement, you can make a bigger curve in the visor, and it makes quie a difference. Try it with some templates from a cheap laundry bucket, and once you get the size right, just transfer it over to the real visor. Hope that all actually makes some sense, see how you go my friend - minor adjusting makes more difference than you may think. Peace :-)

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    Re: Getting the visor flush in my bucket

    Have you taken a look at this thread? http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/v...llation-22584/

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