which tool to use for cutting

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    which tool to use for cutting

    Hey everyone. I have a Rubiles helmet. (I know it's not a good company and I didn't know that at the time I ordered it. I'm still going to keep it cuz the Southern Outpost says they'll accept it as long as it looks good. I need to repaint it a little and put in a new visor. 3 questions.

    1.) Which tool should I use to cut out the current t-visor?

    2.) Which tool should I use to cut the new T shape for the visor whne I buy a face shield?

    3.) Where would I get the tools from?


    Thx guys.

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    shortimer52's Avatar
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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    Dremel
    C4
    Lowes/ Army supply

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    Is a C4 a kind of tool or size of the dremel?

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    InfraFett said:
    Is a C4 a kind of tool or size of the dremel?

    Well C4 is a kind of plastic explosive.


    Stick with the dremel its safer.

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    ok, It so happens my granddad has a dremel. I couldn't use a special kind of scissors or anything? I just don't want to ruin the visor

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    Ok, Maybe I could cover the visor with tape then use the dremel? so maybe that way I wouldn't damage it as much

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    You can cut the visor with tin snips if thin enough. Bro you need to lighten up just a tad.

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    I meant no offense. My apologies if you thought I was being rude.

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    C4

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    InfraFett said:
    I meant no offense. My apologies if you thought I was being rude.
    I was just messing

    No stress,,,,

    Remember when you use the C4 it likes heat and pressure, so light it on fire and hit it with a hammer. Ok dont do that

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    Heh heh, it almost sounds like a Black Smith. I'm going to look for the face shield sometime. I will use the tape to cover the plastic, just to be sure.

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    InfraFett said:
    I'm going to look for the face shield sometime. I will use the tape to cover the plastic, just to be sure.

    Are you trying to save the partial visor that comes with the helmet?

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    No, I might save it. I can use it for an idea for a visor again later.

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    Hey everyone. another question: Should I be creative and make the visor Dark Green with mix of black or just plain black? I made a picture of the Dark Green lens version. Mind that it's a rubies helmet and I'll repaint it sometime soon. Just look at the lens


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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    the lens looks dark (black on this end of the monitor) so yeah..thats good.

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    I think that is probably how I'm going to do this. I'll consider that and the 2 sided tape.

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    Ok, I'm 98% sure I'm going to be doing this. I got the money and I just need to cut out the visor and be REALLY careful then go out and buy a face shield

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    do what i did stuff the helm full of dynomite and pray that it only blows out the visor also i would like to encorage you to use the C4 idea just make sure to post pics of the end result i am sure we all could use a good laugh.

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    I bought the face shield a few days ago and I cut it today. it's not exactly perfect. I plan on hiding the small dents in it though. I just need to tint it now. I'm going to make it Black.

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    Did you buy a clear face sheild and are painting it black????

    Why didn't you just get a dark green welding face shield that looks like black on the outside that everyone here uses?

    Lynn

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    Re: which tool to use for cutting

    It was the only one in stock. it's clear. I have a few dents in it, so is there a kind of polish I can use to kind of hide it?

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