Re-warping helmet

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    Re-warping helmet

    How do you get a DP 95 helmet unwarped? I heated it up and let it cool while holding it in the correct position but in 3 hours it would be back to its old warped position. Also how do I round the top of the helmet?

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    Re: Re-warping helmet

    Is yours green or white on the inside? If it's green, it will probably never hold it's shape very well unless you do something internally (like add a thin layer of fiberglass) to keep it rigid.

    Wayne

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    Re: Re-warping helmet

    It is white inside.

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    Hmmm. You may want to overcompensate when you try to put it into the "correct" position. then when it snaps back, it may settle into the "correct" shape.

    So, is your dome out of whack, too?

    Wayne

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    Re: Re-warping helmet

    It just looks a little flat to me.

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    Re: Re-warping helmet

    IIRC, the vinyl in the dome area is just a bit thicker, so it may be harder to knock that out and have it hold its shape. All I could suggest would be to get it really, really hot and gently pull the helmet down over a tall kitchen canister or something and hold it until it cools. Good luck!

    Wayne

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    Re: Re-warping helmet

    I will probably just leave it the way it is then. Thanks for the info. It was a great help.

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