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  1. rudy skirata's Avatar
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    Feb 26, 2009, 1:19 AM - what makes the best visor? #1

    any suggestions?
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    Feb 26, 2009, 2:48 AM - Re: what makes the best visor? #2

    plastic welding shield. Think it's #3 shade
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    Feb 26, 2009, 7:17 AM - Re: what makes the best visor? #3

    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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    Feb 26, 2009, 4:02 PM - Re: what makes the best visor? #4

    how well can i see in an area with low light if i use a shade 5?
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    Feb 26, 2009, 5:09 PM - Re: what makes the best visor? #5

    Shade 5 is too dark for my liking. BM makes great visors, IMO.
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    Feb 26, 2009, 5:42 PM - Re: what makes the best visor? #6

    yeah, but I like how dark it is... but I see how someone may not like it
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    Feb 26, 2009, 6:21 PM - Re: what makes the best visor? #7

    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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    Feb 26, 2009, 6:56 PM - Re: what makes the best visor? #8

    Shade 5 is what I use
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    Feb 27, 2009, 3:31 PM - Re: what makes the best visor? #9

    thanks to everyone whose responding,
    alll the face shields i find are green, does that make a difference?
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    Feb 27, 2009, 5:34 PM - Re: what makes the best visor? #10

    Shade 5 dark green looks black from the outside
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    Feb 27, 2009, 7:45 PM - Re: what makes the best visor? #11

    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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    Mar 2, 2009, 5:43 AM - Re: what makes the best visor? #12

    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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    Mar 2, 2009, 6:47 AM - Re: what makes the best visor? #13

    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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    Mar 13, 2009, 10:34 AM - Re: what makes the best visor? #14

    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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    Mar 13, 2009, 11:08 AM - Re: what makes the best visor? #15

    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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    Mar 13, 2009, 11:34 AM - Re: what makes the best visor? #16

    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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    Mar 13, 2009, 12:30 PM - Re: what makes the best visor? #17

    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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    Mar 14, 2009, 5:14 PM - Re: what makes the best visor? #18

    i guess ill just have to live with my helmet on huh?
    haha
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    Mar 30, 2009, 7:04 PM - Re: what makes the best visor? #19

    Have they ever determined which shade is canon?
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    Mar 30, 2009, 9:24 PM - Re: what makes the best visor? #20

    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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