what makes the best visor?

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    what makes the best visor?

    any suggestions?

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    plastic welding shield. Think it's #3 shade

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    I used a #5 shade... it is very dark green, almost black

    http://www.mfasco.com/product_info.php/products_id/8566

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    how well can i see in an area with low light if i use a shade 5?

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    Shade 5 is too dark for my liking. BM makes great visors, IMO.

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    yeah, but I like how dark it is... but I see how someone may not like it

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    I have Shade 3 and Shade 5 for my stormtrooper. Shade 5 are for outdoor events, shade 3 indoor. If you have shade 5 indoor, you can't see a thing in front of you.

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    Shade 5 is what I use

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    thanks to everyone whose responding,
    alll the face shields i find are green, does that make a difference?

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    Shade 5 dark green looks black from the outside

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    hmm well im going to be using this not only indoors but most likely at night, so i guess shade 3 would probly be best huh?

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    I use a shade 3 with cling on window tint on the inside.Darkens it up but can see out of it better than the shade 5. JMHO

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    I did an indoor event yesterday with my shade #5... it looked ok to me... once my eyes were adjusted it was fine... I have thought about getting a shade #3 along with my #5 and just taking the chicago screws out and switching them for different events.

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    yeah i think i am just going to go with two different shades

    seems to be the easiest and best bet

    thank! ^_^

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    I've been using shade 5 since I started costuming. Try to stay away from the ugly hunter green shade. Go with the more olive green.

    With shade 5, your eyes will adjust easily. I never had a problem.

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    Here's the kind that I have always used.
    http://www.jacksonsafety.com/linkdet...roupid=3002832

    POLYCARBONATE
    Optical-grade .060” thick polycarbonate from extruded sheets or injection molded resin provides superior secondary impact protection and increased scratch resistance Available molded or flat Clear, IR/UV 3.0, IR/UV 5.0
    Shade IR/UV 5.0

    on the left of the picture


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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    Yes your eyes do adjust pretty quick with the #5, but then you take your helmet off and you are blind for a second, lol

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    i guess ill just have to live with my helmet on huh?
    haha

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    Have they ever determined which shade is canon?

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    Re: what makes the best visor?

    I believe the movie accurate one is smoked acrylic, but for helmet making purposes, the welding shields work better... I think both are considered canon though.

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