So I'm hesitant to start a thread, but for nothing else I want to make one just so I don't let this thing fall by the wayside. Short summary. Bought an Asok CC helmet, it is amazing. Cut the visor out, sanded the inside a little bit, squared the corners and prepped the pieces a bit. Want to get to the painting, but first I need to make sure I can mount the visor, and then get the Rangefinder details sorted. Salamanderking light and servo kits offer me a bit of relief, because the DIY stuff was a bit over my head. So I'm buying one of each after I get the visor mounted. I've got a couple questions, and some bits of help for people needing to mount their visors, but don't know how. I've scoured the thread about threaded posts and nuts and rubber washers etc, I have photos of the pieces you need and some advice there.
Question one: Is the cheek area and the surrounding edges of the helmet too thick to mount the visor? I don't want to sand much more, but I've seen others and their's are super thin, but am worried about the integrity of the helmet if I do.
Question two: I've picked up some masking fluid for the paint job to come, but I'm not sure if it'll work, I found it at hobby lobby but it looks... suspect. Any suggestions, otherwise I'm just going to do a test paint with it and report back.
I picked up a visor, it's plenty big, just a photo for anybody who needs to know what they're looking for. BEFORE YOU START CUTTING! Make a cardboard prototype that matches your mounts, and triplecheck that it fits perfectly. That will be your guide when cutting your visor to size.
And these are the threaded posts and rubber grommets that'll keep the visor snug against the front of the helmet. I'm planning on cutting the posts down some, so the adjoining screw pushes the grommet tight against the visor, no issue. Any suggestions on mounting are welcome, I've already read about scoring the backs of the posts and epoxying them on, but anything I missed is welcome. :)
Thanks for looking, and as always keep it real TDH! It's good to be back. :)
EDIT: I know the masking fluid is colorless, I just planned on adding color dye to it so I can eyeball it when I go to peel it off. :)