How to modify a standard don post 97?

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    How to modify a standard don post 97?

    Hi all, this is my first post on TDH. I have a standard don post 97 and I want to modify it since I bought it in 2004. But the project hasn't started at all until now. Now I'm building my armor using wizardoflight templates (god bless you!) and wanted to use my DP 97 for the helmet. I have removed and cut the visor area, when it comes to install the visor lens it becoming a stressful part of the project...(arrrrggghh...)

    1. actually how do I have to do to attach the visor lens, I tried epoxy but it always comes off..
    2. how to make the helmet 'swayed'? Coz I hate the helmet shape.
    3. are the helmet can be re-painted with aerosol paint (not acrylic)?

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    Re: How to modify a standard don post 97?

    Lens...have you scuffed the are your trying to epoxy to? If its smooth its not going to stick...try E6000 glue or hot glue even.

    The Sway? You mean how to Flare it out maybe? Im not to sure if thats what you mean...try searching for that one...And anything can be repainted with the right prep work and all

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    Re: How to modify a standard don post 97?

    I haven't scuff it at all, so what's my best choice? Sanding it? Ok I'll try that. If it's not working, I'll try the hot glue.
    Yes what I mean is to flare it, I'll search bout that. Thanks
    will update with some progress pics

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    Re: How to modify a standard don post 97?

    What did you use to cut the fake visor out? I'm modifying my Don Post '95, and I'm not sure what tools to get.

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    Re: How to modify a standard don post 97?

    Geektress656 said: View Post
    What did you use to cut the fake visor out? I'm modifying my Don Post '95, and I'm not sure what tools to get.
    I cut it with X-ACTO knife trim it with some filing tools, just press the knife gently coz the vinyl material is kinda soft and easily damage

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    Re: How to modify a standard don post 97?

    my progress photos.. love the battle scars
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