Removing cast-in T-visorSubscribe
  1. Member Since
    Jan 2012
    Jan 5, 2012, 4:30 PM - Removing cast-in T-visor #1

    Hey all! I'm a long-time lurker who's finally (FINALLY) starting work on a Boba costume. I recently acquired an Asok CC bucket and have started prep work. Working with these materials is pretty new to me and I'd like to avoid damaging my helmet right out of the gates because I was impatient and did something foolish.

    That being said, the helmet has resin in the T-visor where the green welding mask will eventually go. It's decently thick to boot. Is there any method of removing this resin that you'd recommend? I have access to a hand-held cast saw (hooked up to an air compressor) at work which would probably do the job, but those things are a bit squirrely IMO. What do y'all think? For any of you who've removed that portion before, how'd you do it?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
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  3. BobaFiend's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2009
    Jan 5, 2012, 4:41 PM - Re: Removing cast-in T-visor #2

    Use Dremel clay cutting wheels to cut that section out. You'll have to go slowly to avoid gouging the helmet surface with the spinning metal piece that hold the dremel tips though
  4. Darth Voorhees's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2007
    Jan 5, 2012, 4:56 PM - Re: Removing cast-in T-visor #3

    I second the dremel tool! ive used that to cut out many t-visors lol.
  5. Mullreel's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2010
    Jan 5, 2012, 5:08 PM - Re: Removing cast-in T-visor #4

    dremel or low tech with a hack saw blade, or an xacto knife
  6. superjedi's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2003
    Jan 5, 2012, 5:21 PM - Re: Removing cast-in T-visor #5

    40 watt laser.

    Definitely a Dremel cut-off wheel. Like apolifka said, take your time and keep a firm grip on the Dremel!
  7. Member Since
    Jan 2012
    Jan 5, 2012, 7:40 PM - Re: Removing cast-in T-visor #6

    Dermal it is, then! Superjedi, I tried the low tech options you mentioned, but the resin is a bit too thick for x-acto knives, and I was having trouble keeping my hack saw straight. I don't own a dremel (yet), but luckily we have several at work! Thanks for your advice, all!

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