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    Sep 12, 2011, 5:06 PM - GMH Helmet: Dent Filled In with Plumber's Putty #1

    I purchased from a member a GMH helmet. He was working on a Tobbi Dala build, and used some quality parts, including the GMH helmet (#29), of which he filled in the dent with plumber's putty (and drilled three holes to help seat the putty). In the future, if I ever decide to convert Tobbi Dala back to Boba Fett, is it possible to remove the plumber's putty and maintain the integrity of the GMH? Or, is the GMH "ruined" (for lack of a better term...the guy did a great job on the Dala build).
    Thanks!
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    Sep 12, 2011, 5:23 PM - Re: GMH Helmet: Dent Filled In with Plumber's Putty #2

    I wouldn't call it ruined.....that Tobbi Dala was a great build. You got an awesome buy on that.

    The answer is yes you can put the dent back in but in the long run I would imagine you could sell that helmet for $400 bucks and buy a Boba helmet if you wanted to go that route. It would probably be easier than trying to repair/replace the dent.
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    Sep 12, 2011, 6:49 PM - Re: GMH Helmet: Dent Filled In with Plumber's Putty #3

    Im working on the same thing as well. I have a DP 97 that I modified to make it a custome mandelore and now I'm heavily modifying it making back into a boba fett. Now when it comes to redoing the dent I'm gonna goo with the dremel . Putty can be removed with mini drum sanders , cutting wheels and other mini shaping tools. It will get very dusty so wear a mask.
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    Sep 12, 2011, 7:46 PM - Re: GMH Helmet: Dent Filled In with Plumber's Putty #4

    Thanks for the tips, guys. I'm not sure I'd have the patience to wait for a new GMH, so I may work on this one; I've been reading some tips on removing plumber's putty generally. I'll feel darn bad messing up the other member's work; but it was his inspiration. Boba Fett inspires me.
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    Sep 12, 2011, 7:50 PM - Re: GMH Helmet: Dent Filled In with Plumber's Putty #5

    Ahhhh its destroyed just send it here and Ill put it out of its misery, its possibly to "fix it, or you could get a new dent from FP, I know thats also possible
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    Sep 17, 2011, 8:08 PM - #6

    I had some luck.
    A little heat, delicate scraping, light sanding, and patience, and the plumber's putty came right out.

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    Sep 17, 2011, 10:57 PM - Re: GMH Helmet: Dent Filled In with Plumber's Putty #7

    That came out better than I would have expected. Good work.
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    Oct 4, 2011, 11:21 AM - Re: GMH Helmet: Dent Filled In with Plumber's Putty #8

    That's pretty much seamless. Nice save!
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    Oct 4, 2011, 1:24 PM - Re: GMH Helmet: Dent Filled In with Plumber's Putty #9

    Quote Mullreel said: View Post
    That came out better than I would have expected. Good work.
    Just what I was thinking. That stuff usually doesn't come out easily!!
  10. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Oct 4, 2011, 5:11 PM - Re: GMH Helmet: Dent Filled In with Plumber's Putty #10

    Aww yeah!

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