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  1. mandosoldier's Avatar
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    Aug 15, 2007, 7:39 PM - NEED T-VISOR HELP FAST #1

    OK I have an event coming up soon, and i noticed in light you can see the tip of y nose through my visor, what's a easy/cheap way to darken my visor but not really hamper my vision? I don't have a don post or anything, just the SFP piece of ****, so I'm not finding any ready to install visors or anything
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    Aug 15, 2007, 8:04 PM - Re: NEED T-VISOR HELP FAST #2

    Maybe some of that tinted window film? They sell it in rolls at auto parts stores.
    You could try cutting a piece to fit and applying it to the inside of the visor.
    Dunno how it would affect your vision.
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    Aug 15, 2007, 9:10 PM - Re: NEED T-VISOR HELP FAST #3

    Window film should work, I've also heard of people spraying a light coat of black paint over the inside...but not sure how well that would work or if it does.
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    Aug 16, 2007, 5:45 AM - Re: NEED T-VISOR HELP FAST #4

    Wear a black cover over your head or paint your nose tip black... Easy and fast !
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    Aug 16, 2007, 8:21 AM - Re: NEED T-VISOR HELP FAST #5

    A few ideas come to mind.

    1. I would not use paint on the inside of the visor. The paint may not adhere well or it may not dry in time.

    2. Window tint from Wal-Mart or any auto parts store may work fine. You will probably end up with a TON of this stuff left oveer after you cut out the small strip that you need. I'd suggest contacting a few shops that install window tint on vehicles and enlisting their aid. Ask for scraps and ask for suggestions on how to put it on correctly. They may even do it for you for next to nothing. Most people like to talk shop about their job and will offer all kinds of tips when you show an interest.

    3. A black balaclava or improvised one from a turtleneck shirt.

    4. Consider replacing the existing T visor with a dark green welding face shield. I believe it is what was used in the films, but can't swear to it. It is a lot darker than what you currently have. Check out this thread:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...=welding+visor

    Look in the phone book for Welding Supply stores or Window tinting stores.

    Let us know how it turns out.
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    Aug 16, 2007, 9:29 AM - Re: NEED T-VISOR HELP FAST #6

    If you're going to go the route of using the window tint film and doing it yourself, here's a few tips that i recently learned from trial and error. ( yup, you get to learn from my mistakes... you lucky dog. lol ) Pick up th edarkest tint that you can find, ( my wife got mine at Walmart, it's 2.5 percent and you can't see my nose or anything else inside of the helmet. ) Make sure that your visor is curved into the position that it'll be once re-installed/installed in your helmet. ( I tinted my first visor I made while it was still flat, then watched with horror as the tint film crinckled when I curved it to install ) Cut your tint film larger than the visor ( as per the instructions ), and wash your visor with luke-warm water and some mild dish soap. If you have a spritz bottle ( like the kind for misting house hold plants ), fill it up with water and add a few drops of dish soap. Place a towel down on your work area, and spritz the soapy water mixtuer all over the visor. ( on the side that the film is to be applied ) Carefully peel off the backing to the film to reveal the glue and spritz the glue side of the film with your mixture as well. Carefully position the film on the visor, and gently ( working from the centre out ) press down the film with a rigid edge ( I used a tongue depressor, but a popsicle stick should work the same ) wrapped in a clean lint free cloth. Spritz the visor and tint again with the soapy mixture, and gently sqeegee the bubbles towards the edge of the visor. Once you're satisfied with how it looks ( getting the majority of the bubbles out that is ), trim the edges of the film. You're now ready to install the visor and go about happily trooping with out having to see eye-to-eye with any one. ( unless you take off your helmet that is. )
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    Aug 16, 2007, 9:55 PM - Re: NEED T-VISOR HELP FAST #7

    should I put it on top of my existing visor? I'm not sure if they used tint or just dark plastic, any ideas?
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    Aug 17, 2007, 12:10 AM - Re: NEED T-VISOR HELP FAST #8

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    Aug 17, 2007, 7:55 AM - Re: NEED T-VISOR HELP FAST #9

    Jango72 is pretty much exactly right. Thats how you apply window tint, vinyl car graphics, etc. etc.

    You will probably want to put the window tint on the inside of your visor. The side that faces you with the helmet on. Less chances of damage.

    Also if you get any airbubbles that you just can't get out, make a tiny ***** in the middle of the bubble and then press down.

    Make sure to keep the surface you are squeegee'ing nice and moist or you will rip or wrinkle the tint while trying to smooth it out.
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    Aug 17, 2007, 9:18 AM - Re: NEED T-VISOR HELP FAST #10

    If you currently have an already tinted or dark visor, you can add additional tint to it. Like Drokkul metioned, apply any additional tint on the inside surface of the visor, you'll always get the best effect/finish this way. I'd suggest that if you're simply going to add on top of your exsisting tint, take your visor with you and hold the new tint up behind your visor and see how dark it'll look. ( mine came with a sample in the top corner of the packaging, so you could look through, to get an idea of how dark it will be once installed... pretty handy. )
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    Aug 17, 2007, 11:21 AM - Re: NEED T-VISOR HELP FAST #11

    one lesson i learned the hard way... the ultra-dark tint is GREAT on clear plastic... put it on an already tinted visor and you may not be able to see at all.

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