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  1. Kyle Katarn's Avatar
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    Jan 16, 2009, 9:32 PM - how do you attach ear pieces? #1

    i was having pops help me out and he totally shot down using screws so i ended up using some epoxy. i left it on a little too long in one area where it didn't belong, i scraped it off and some paint came off with it.
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    Jan 17, 2009, 12:39 AM - Re: how do you attach ear pieces? #2

    UPDATE: the epoxy didn't hold and the lower half of the left ear is now disconnected from the the helmet.
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    Jan 17, 2009, 3:29 AM - Re: how do you attach ear pieces? #3

    I definitely prefer using bolts. I use my Dremel to carve out little dish shapes on the backs of the ear pieces and use JB Weld to secure some bolts. I do it so that all that shows is the threads.
    Then I drill holes through the sides of the helmet and attach the ears using nuts/washers.
    I've done several helmets this way and they stay on.
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    Jan 17, 2009, 11:06 AM - Re: how do you attach ear pieces? #4

    ****... i should have asked before trying to attach them... thanks though, i might have to repaint my hwole bucket.
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    Jan 17, 2009, 11:58 AM - Re: how do you attach ear pieces? #5

    maybe one of you more skilled bucket-men here on TDH could do something with this. i leave for the Navy on the 21st so i won't have the time to be messing with this helmet myself unless you guys could give me some tips that are doable in 4 days.

    this is my dilemma:



    you can see clear through it.
  6. Jan 17, 2009, 12:50 PM - Re: how do you attach ear pieces? #6

    you can also make deep gashes and mix up a resin and put um to gether
    how i didnt my MOW gauntlets
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    Jan 17, 2009, 1:56 PM - Re: how do you attach ear pieces? #7

    i think i might just bolt it in. the problem was that i tried to epoxy two painted sides. pops says that doesn't work.
  8. Jan 18, 2009, 3:18 AM - Re: how do you attach ear pieces? #8

    no you gotta take the paint off first
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    Jan 18, 2009, 11:33 AM - Re: how do you attach ear pieces? #9

    the epoxy took all the paint off.
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    Jan 18, 2009, 12:15 PM - Re: how do you attach ear pieces? #10

    once you clean all that epoxy off, I recommend the Bolt method, or using the magnets method.
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    Jan 18, 2009, 1:43 PM - Re: how do you attach ear pieces? #11

    Quote Kyle Katarn said: View Post
    the epoxy took all the paint off.
    Remember, you're gluing paint to paint, not resin to resin. You should have scratched it up, so that it would have some sort of grab to the helmet.

    Also, I recommend the bolt method.
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    Jan 18, 2009, 2:55 PM - Re: how do you attach ear pieces? #12

    alright, thanks guys. i think i'll do that then, time to break the trusty dremel and get some JB weld.

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