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    Apr 17, 2010, 2:44 AM - Whats the best way to attach the ears to the helmet #1

    Don't have any pictures yet but I have started my first cardboard build helmet. Got the ears done and have been using antman's tutorial. I don't know what kind of sealer was used on the ears. But most importantly what is the best way to attach the ears. Any help will be most appreciated.
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    Apr 17, 2010, 12:36 PM - Re: Whats the best way to attach the ears to the helmet #2

    I epoxied mine but a lot of people drill a notch in the back of the ear so the bolt head is recessed, then put a drop of paint on the end of the bolt to mark where to drill the hole in the helmet. Attach the nut over the screw inside the helmet and that's it!

    But that is for regular helmets.
    For cardboard, why wouldn't the same glue you are using for the rest of the build work?
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    Apr 18, 2010, 4:00 PM - Re: Whats the best way to attach the ears to the helmet #3

    I was thinking that my ears have a bit of weight to them and less surface area to attach to, so I didn't think that my elmers would be strong enough. Thanks for the suggestions. very helpful
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    Apr 18, 2010, 5:40 PM - Re: Whats the best way to attach the ears to the helmet #4

    Muad'Dib has it right, go with a bolt. it works awesome. If you glue it and the helmet flexes at all, the ears will pop off, which isnt any fun to have to deal with.
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    Apr 18, 2010, 9:29 PM - Re: Whats the best way to attach the ears to the helmet #5

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    Apr 20, 2010, 11:47 PM - Re: Whats the best way to attach the ears to the helmet #6

    Hey mate! That looks really really good! Kandosii!
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    Apr 21, 2010, 2:42 PM - Re: Whats the best way to attach the ears to the helmet #7

    thank you A'den I appreciate it
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    Apr 26, 2010, 1:14 AM - Re: Whats the best way to attach the ears to the helmet #8

    Still having problems with the ears. tried the bolts but they ripped a layer off the back of my ears and fell off. should I use bondo to attach them or fiberglass the back so the bolts won't rip off?
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    Jul 24, 2010, 12:41 AM - Re: Whats the best way to attach the ears to the helmet #9

    Did you try using a glue gun? I haven't gotten that far on mine, but I think it should work. Dome looks great though
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    Jul 24, 2010, 1:53 AM - Re: Whats the best way to attach the ears to the helmet #10

    I bolted mine on. Countersunk the bolt into the ear and drilled holes slightly bigger for 'wiggle room' on their helmet location.
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    Jul 24, 2010, 5:32 AM - Re: Whats the best way to attach the ears to the helmet #11

    thats what i ended up doing. i also fiberglassed the back so the cardboard wouldn't rip on me again
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    Jul 24, 2010, 12:20 PM - Re: Whats the best way to attach the ears to the helmet #12

    i have magnets in mine

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