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  1. tooclonecrazy's Avatar
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    Oct 2, 2007, 9:04 PM - SHaping visor #1

    I plan on buying a helmet, but I'll need to replace the visor. Only plastic is in there now. Can't see through it!
    How do you cut out the plastic visor just right? What kind of material should I use for my new visor and where can I get it? How do I curve the visor to fit the helmet?
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    Oct 2, 2007, 9:59 PM - Re: SHaping visor #2

    what type of helmet do you have and it depends i just got mine from ebay i think like $11 and there really good and always up
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    Oct 2, 2007, 10:05 PM - Re: SHaping visor #3

    Yeah, we really need to know what kind of bucket you have. I only have experience (so far) with a '97 Rubies and for that, you can cut pretty much all of it out with a sharp knife like a box cutter.

    There are plenty of threads on visor replacements here at TDH, so just poke around, do a search, and I'm sure you'll find lots of helpful info.

    Goor luck, and post pics of your progress!

    David.
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    Oct 2, 2007, 10:13 PM - Re: SHaping visor #4

    What's probably best is if you get a piece of paper and trace an area that is larger than the vizor opening. This will serve as a size reference. Then cut out a piece of card paper that you can flex and place it on the inside of your helmet. This way you can guage the final size. That card paper can then serve as your template.
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    Oct 3, 2007, 12:31 AM - Re: SHaping visor #5

    There isn't any visor in it. It's molded from the same piece of plastic, so it currently an opaque visor.
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    Oct 3, 2007, 12:35 AM - Re: SHaping visor #6

    Cut a sheet of acrylic or plex, get a paint can, and heat it up and use the paint can to form it.
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    Oct 3, 2007, 12:40 AM - Re: SHaping visor #7

    Yeah, but what do you use to heat up the acrylic or plex? A $200 heat gun is way out of my budget, so I need an alternative.
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    Oct 3, 2007, 12:54 AM - Re: SHaping visor #8

    t-visor.com

    Or get a shade 5 face shield (used for oxyacetylene welding) from a welding supply store, they're pretty cheap, and you can cut them with scissors.
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    Oct 3, 2007, 12:59 AM - Re: SHaping visor #9

    Quote tooclonecrazy said: View Post
    Yeah, but what do you use to heat up the acrylic or plex? A $200 heat gun is way out of my budget, so I need an alternative.
    Considering Heat Guns are $20 at Home Depot..

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