First Time Helmet

sancho

New Hunter
Hi all, I'm modifying my first helmet and need some advice. Is there a step by step on how to install the new visor and create the flare look? Also could use some advice on painting techniques, what to use what not to use (Airbrush, spraypaint, etc..)
 

sancho

New Hunter
Lots of good info, but I think I'm still a bit confused on the flare. I have a don post 95 helmet and I'm not sure how to modify the helmet to hold the new flare position.
 
I have a dp 95 also- the best way to keep the flare in place is to get a thin steel band and bend it to shape the back of your helmet, and either use hot glue or epoxy resin to stick it in place- I did this and it works a treat. It helps to gently warm up the helmet before shaping it using a hairdryer, but go easy, as the plastic gets soft very easily!!! Hope this helps you mate!
 

stormtrooperguy

Sr Hunter
another thing i've read about is using a metal ring from a craft store... i think they are used for needlepoint or something. if you search the board you should find a bunch of references to it.
 

Qman101

Hunter
sancho said:
Lots of good info, but I think I'm still a bit confused on the flare. I have a don post 95 helmet and I'm not sure how to modify the helmet to hold the new flare position.

There's a tutorial on flaring your helmet. instead of just pouring boiling water into the helmet, you can also leave it in you car in a bright sunny day.
 
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