Resin Helmets - how do they stand up?

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    Resin Helmets - how do they stand up?

    Hiya fellas,
    How many resin helmets are there out there? I was thinking about doing some amatuer casting with a DP 95 that I just bought but was wondering if resin was strong enough.

    Aren't they prone to cracking?

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    Re: Resin Helmets - how do they stand up?

    The MH helmet is made out of Resin and it is very Durable. I dropped in on the floor once and nothing happened.

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    Baddblood's Avatar
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    Re: Resin Helmets - how do they stand up?

    I think it all depends on what kind of resin. A lot of it is prone to shattering, but the MH is made of urethane resin and looks solid.

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    Re: Resin Helmets - how do they stand up?

    Does depend on the type of resin. I had a Manofwarstudios helmet and it was a good solid resin - I also dropped mine and it just bounced :o



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    Re: Resin Helmets - how do they stand up?

    Thanks guys. I'll check my local Chapters for books and my local hobby shop for the materials.

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    Lynn TXP 0369's Avatar
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    Re: Resin Helmets - how do they stand up?

    I fiberglassed my MH on the inside just to be safe, but it is pretty much overkill, the resin is as sturdy as DP viynl.
    Lynn








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    Re: Resin Helmets - how do they stand up?

    I dropped my MH and it cracked right by the eye area at the visor, but that's probably because the visor had been cut out and the new one wasn't installed yet. It was a pretty easy fix and I think ended up just adding to the overall battle damage.

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    Re: Resin Helmets - how do they stand up?


    Baddblood wrote:

    I think it all depends on what kind of resin. A lot of it is prone to shattering, but the MH is made of urethane resin and looks solid.
    I believe its actually made from a urethane foam resin which mixes air into the plastic leaving it somewhat more fragile than a regular urethane. This would also explain the light weight of the helmet. A great bucket nevertheless, but still be cautious and don't get to over confident when doing the visor and so fourth...

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    Re: Resin Helmets - how do they stand up?

    does anyone sell a preformed, and cut visor for the mystery helmet?.......i need one for my new mystery helmet....would perfer a " drop in " , ready to go model.....the helmet will be done in esb colors so perfer a dark green lense.....any help here?....

    ( i have no skills at forming these visors, tried with a heat gun and ruined a 20 dollar welding shield)

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    Re: Resin Helmets - how do they stand up?

    thread hijacker alert!!!!!

    Just kidding, but you would have better luck in the cargo hold.

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