How to thinken/reinforce a resin helmet?Subscribe
  1. bobafett669's Avatar
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    Jun 2004
    Nov 13, 2005, 10:44 PM - How to thinken/reinforce a resin helmet? #1

    OK I need some help. This is not a fett project but the same building theories can be applied. I have a resin Clone Helmet that is pretty thin and I want to reinforce it from the inside. I saw one of these dropped at a recent show and it cracked in multiple spots. I was going to use fiberglass cloth and resin that I got at Lowes but i was warned that "The resin from Lowes or Home Depot will de-laminate from the original material." Has anyone done something like this?

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  3. pennywise's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
    Nov 13, 2005, 11:05 PM - Re: How to thinken/reinforce a resin helmet? #2

    Try a marine supply store and look at in the boat maintence/ repair area. Maybe they will have something specifically for that. After all, boats are fiberglass and they need to be repaired from time to time. It's worth a shot.
  4. MARROW SUN's Avatar
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    May 2004
    Nov 14, 2005, 1:37 AM - Re: How to thinken/reinforce a resin helmet? #3

    My advise in this matter would be to make sure the entire inner surface area has been scuffed up real well, I recommend using an 80-100 grit sandpaper. I've never had a problem with Urathane and polyester resins bonding, but like pennywise recommended I too use only marine grade products. I would pick up a small bottle of fiberglass resin and use FG MATT not cloth, 1oz cloth should do the trick. Perhaps you could ask our in-house master, JD more advice.
  5. Member Since
    Sep 2005
    Nov 14, 2005, 4:27 PM - Re: How to thinken/reinforce a resin helmet? #4

    you can also use West system epoxy resin and fiberglass cloth this will not cause delamination and is much cleaner to work with

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