Where buy visor material?

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    SkyMiner's Avatar
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    Where buy visor material?

    I'm building a Daft Punk helmet (Thomas) for my son for Halloween and have it done, minus the tinted visor. I'm having a heck of a time finding visor material at a local store. Anyone have any hints on where this stuff usually lives?

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    Re: Where buy visor material?

    I would maybe check a motorcycle shop for tinted wind screens. A plastics shop or glass repair place may have a thin tinted lexan or polycarbonate that would work as well. I would try to find a tinted material, as trying to tint flexible clear plastic with car tint is frustrating.

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    Re: Where buy visor material?

    paintball & airsoft places have mirrored visors as well

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    Re: Where buy visor material?

    A welding / AirGas shop.

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    Re: Where buy visor material?

    I picked up some 1/8" tinted acrylic at a local plastics shop. Hopefully I can cut and bend it easily enough.

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    Re: Where buy visor material?

    Jango 5204 said: View Post
    A welding / AirGas shop.

    agreed....this is where I have had the best luck.

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    Re: Where buy visor material?

    You can try to put it in a pot of boiling water for 20-30 seconds and it should help with bending it.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Re: Where buy visor material?

    If you go to the welding shop and buy the replacement visors, you'll save time and headaches. They are already curved, slightly flexible, thinner, and I cut mine with scissors instead of melting the heck out of it with a dremel. I messed around with tinted 1/8" plexi. Way too much trouble, and not dark enough.

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    Re: Where buy visor material?

    Yeah, Jango 5204 makes a good point. If you can find a welding visor, you're more than half way there. But you may want to make sure it's wide enough for the 'Daft-Thomas Helmet' first.

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    Re: Where buy visor material?

    Hmmm,...all kinds of useful info here,...

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    Re: Where buy visor material?

    Hi skyminer, here you can choose 2 places for buy the visor if you want.........................

    Shade 5 Safety Visor Only Shade 5 Welding Green Large Size 15 '' X 8''

    HostMonster

    and my costume place:

    2 MY JANGO FETT parte 2 pictures by snowaure - Photobucket

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    Re: Where buy visor material?

    Goodinfo, ty

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    Where buy visor material?

    Try a local sign shop they always have scrap pieces for cheap
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    Re: Where buy visor material?

    Motorcycle helmet visors should work. Flexible enough for fitting into a helmet without breaking. You also have a wide selection of colors, sizes, etc. I've got a smoke lens and a silver lens I'll be choosing between

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