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    Visor installation?

    Show your tips and ideas of how you put yours together. I know there's so many ways. I would like to get ready so when my new FPH arrives.

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    Here's the method I use...

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    thansk spidey!!

    keep them coming!

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    I was planning something very similar, but instead of the nut to hold the visor in place I was going to use a rubber washer. Some variation on the method Spideyfett posted is probably the best. It will hold the visor in place and allow it to be changed easily if needed.

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    I've always been lame and just used hot glue. I don't care much about what the inside looks like though.

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    Hot glue works too LOL. I'm using hot glue to hold my Vader lenses in.

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    I use a variation on Spideyfetts method, but I use chicago or boston screws with plastic, kitchen faucet washers.





    Last edited by Jango72; Nov 15, 2007 at 10:58 AM.

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    I just Goop mine in there

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    Similar to the T nut method, I use regular bolts, grind the head back until its about 1mm thick then fix them to the inside of the helmet using filler, then I place my visor in and secure it using 4 custom made aluminium plates with holes in them the same size as the bolt, then secure with a nut and washer

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    Jango72 said: View Post
    I use a variation on Spideyfetts method, but I use chicago or boston screws with plastic, kitchen faucet washers.





    Nice..I need to try that....

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    Wait, Seeker's asking for advice on putting together a Fett Helmet? That's like Tiger Woods asking for advice on putting!

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    Arturo's likes to act like he needs help...so he can seem normal w/his costuming skills!

    just to make us feel better.

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    Well, I am having troubles with this. I bought my T-VIsor from en eBay seller that carries tons of these, and now that I have it I realize that the vertical portion of the 'T' is exactly as wide as the opening on the mask. This leaves no room for attaching it properly. I can't even hot-glue it in there, let alone bolt it.

    Ideas?!

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    gnolivos said: View Post
    Well, I am having troubles with this. I bought my T-VIsor from en eBay seller that carries tons of these, and now that I have it I realize that the vertical portion of the 'T' is exactly as wide as the opening on the mask. This leaves no room for attaching it properly. I can't even hot-glue it in there, let alone bolt it.

    Ideas?!
    Quick question, which helmet do you own, and did you get the correct 'sized' visor? I know 'R' offers 3 versions so as to NOT have this problem.

    My set up...



    Stay safe,

    Tim.
    Last edited by Halo_1; Nov 17, 2007 at 10:45 AM. Reason: additional info

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    I have made this thread sticky.

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    There are actually three different sizes of T-Visors out there.

    1. smallest size, which fits the Rubies style helmets.
    2. regular size, which fits most versions like Sgt. Fang, Fettpride, Bobamaker etc.
    3. large size, which is for the famed "Mystery helmet".

    Your best bet is to follow the posted tutorials on making your own out of a tinted safety face shield. You'll get a perfect fit every time.


    And Halo_1, I must say that I love your mounting system.

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    Jango72 said: View Post
    And Halo_1, I must say that I love your mounting system.
    Thank you kind sir...but isn't mine the same setup as the rest Thanks though.

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    I was actually meaning that I noticed that your visor mounting method is exactly the same as mine, right down to the plastic kitchen faucet washers. Save for the fact that your chicago screws look to be made of brass, I just thought it was cool to see another member that had the exact same idea as me!

    Halo_1 said: View Post
    Thank you kind sir...but isn't mine the same setup as the rest Thanks though.

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    Jango72 said: View Post
    I was actually meaning that I noticed that your visor mounting method is exactly the same as mine, right down to the plastic kitchen faucet washers. Save for the fact that your chicago screws look to be made of brass, I just thought it was cool to see another member that had the exact same idea as me!
    LOL! Copy that bro! I had a ton of those Chicago Screws as they are cheap here, both the aluminium and brass types. They are mostly used for Catalogs and Menus here.

    In fact the brass ones where the same ones I used for my Gal's Jango belt setup.

    Anyhow,

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    if you dont care about the interior of youre helmet than Id suggest hot gluing it in.It worked for me!

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    Well wether i hot glue mine in or bolt it in, im sure glad Seeker decided to start this thread, cuz a sec ago i had no idea how too, lol, so thanx guys, lol.

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    SpideyFett, brilliant idea on replacing the visor, I think I'll try just that.

    But I have a question for you Jango72, what did you do about the cosmetics on your mask, don't the Chicago screws show on the outside, did you just paint over them?

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    How do you secure the bolt shank to helmet?

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    Waynok said: View Post
    SpideyFett, brilliant idea on replacing the visor, I think I'll try just that.

    But I have a question for you Jango72, what did you do about the cosmetics on your mask, don't the Chicago screws show on the outside, did you just paint over them?
    The chicago screw isn't on the outside as it's glued and/or epoxied to the inside similar to SpideyFetts method.

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    Re: Visor intallation?

    Whats the best size when using these? 3,4 or 5 MM?

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