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    What is the t-visor on Jango Fett's helmet made of? I'm going to have to replace the one on my Rubie's JF bucket because it's made too small. Thanks.

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    Visor instilation

    When installing a new visor, should you apply the limo tint before your glue it in or after? What works better and what is the best type of tint so that you can see out but nobody can see in?

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    Merged: Re: t-visor

    From what I've read in other forums, the visor is cut out of a face sheild that you can find at most hardware stores (check any fourum that has "helmet" in the title for a picture.) I'm currently looking for the best tint to use on it.

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    You're better off buying a pre-tinted faceshield. I have never tried but from what most say applying limo tinit correctly isnt easy.

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    Merged: Re: t-visor

    You don't use any tint on it. Buy a welding mask, shade 3, dark green. It'll work just fine and it's easy to cut.

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    Shade 3? Yikes, is that going to be dark enough? I installed a shade 5 in mine and it was still pretty easy to see out of.

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    Merged: Re: t-visor

    I'm actually, as we speak, in the process of finishing up my new helmet (pics to come shortly). I am using a #5 green as well, I think a #3 would be too light. How is everyone else attaching their visor into the helmet?

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    Re: Visor instilation

    I'm going to be upgrading my Rubies Clone trooper with mirror tinting, so if someone has the answer to this question, that would be great.



    badger

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    Re: Visor instilation

    I personally like a #5 green face shield found at your local welding supply store, then you can custom cut it into the correct shape for your helmet.

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    Ditto on that Mister_Fett_1975

    I tried the window tint and it was a pain in the Butt. I could not get the bubbles out.

    The welders shield is a heck of alot easier...

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    Well mine is shade 3 and nobody can see in...I can see just fine at night...my concern is that a shade 5 would be much too dark at night.

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    I drove to a friends house one night and vision was great even with the shade 5. The real treat was driving down my block and seeing a car pull over. Naturally, I slowed down and looked over to give them the classic "Fett nod".

    2 cops!!!!!!!!!!
    Needless to say, I gave one of them a more than mild shock when he looked through the window.


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    Re: Visor instilation

    Whats wrong with the "T-Visor" on eBay? Dosent that one come with everything already done?

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    Re: Visor instilation

    On my first helmet, I used one of the Ebay visors, it was ok, but a little bit of a pain to make it fit into place. It was also a little too thick to be easily reshaped, basically, it all depends on what helmet it's going into. If I had to do it all over again, I would've used the face shield from the get-go. The face shield is a little thinner, so that it doesn't press into your face (if you have a larger head) and it is more easily molded and pressed into position. You don't have to pay shipping on it, and I got mine cheaper than buying the visor on Ebay ($8 at my local welding supply shop). Just my $.02


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    Re: Visor instilation


    Mister_Fett_1975 wrote:

    I personally like a #5 green face shield found at your local welding supply store, then you can custom cut it into the correct shape for your helmet.
    Here's my fear, Why is it called green? I don't want my helmet to turn green in sunlight.

    Also, how thick is it and how much does it cost?

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    Re: Visor instilation

    it's thin, easy to install, usually around $6, and you can't tell that its green from the outside.

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    Thanks!

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    Re: Visor instilation

    Where can you buy a pre-tinted faceshield? Thanks.

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    http://www.rjsafety.com/EH21.html

    Get one of the dark green ones!

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    LOL, that store's located within 15 minutes of me...

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    Re: Visor instilation

    I have one of those T-visors and I'm still trying to think of the best way to put it in, and also how to trim it without completely messing it up. It's also pretty thick

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    Re: Visor instilation

    I did a Boba helmet a couple of years ago and used a safety face sheild from Lowe's. It was pretty thick and not very easy to cut with a rotary tool. It was easy to apply tint to it, which I applied to both sides, but ended up taking off the inside tint above the 'eyeline'. Fairly easy to see out of, but you can't see in it for poop. The visor fit alright into the helmet, but it was a '97 and didn't fit 'perfectly'. I installed it by drilling holes through the visor on the edges and screwed them into the helmet. I also used some glue to make sure the screws held.

    I took that visor out and am planning to put it into my 96 Jango. I'll have no trouble installing it since this helmet is formed much much better. My plan to install it is the same, but to use countersink screws through the front and nuts inside. Once it's attached, I will putty up the screws and sand and paint them. I know that sounds a bit tough, but I've already drilled out the 3 holes in the right ear and the line in the left ear and all the 'divets' on the back of the helmet.

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    Re: Visor instilation

    The thin visors I get can be cut with scissors.

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    Quote:I installed it by drilling holes through the visor on the edges and screwed them into the helmet. I also used some glue to make sure the screws held.
    I've heard this before, how big are these screws? Are they really small? how do you keep it from going through, but still finding enough material to hold on? Doesn't seem that thick to me.

    Any information would be cool.

    badger

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    Re: Visor instilation

    I drilled them in from inside, just far enough that they didn't poke through. They were about 1/2 in. long. Fairly small. Sheet metal screws, I think (I found them somewhere).

    I put glue on the inside of the mask so that it held the visor in place, and around the screws so they wouldn't back out. They held really well.

    For my next helmet, I have small countersink (also called 'flat') slotted screws that I will drill from the front, so that the head shows. I will use nuts to secure it in place. Then, I'll use filler to cover the screws and paint over them. The visor will be removable (but why?) but the screws won't. I'll let you know how that goes.

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