Visor installation?

Jc27

Active Hunter
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Ok, a couple of questions regarding the visor. What color should it be? the visor that I got from Asok with my CC bucket is green, but the visor I just recieved from t-visor.com is brown, which one should I use? Second, should I sand the inside of the helm so the visor fits snuggly against the inside? How far down should it go, should it line up with the bottom of the helm where the visor goes? What color should I paint the inside? I am not looking for 100% accuracy, but something that would pass the 501st. I think I am going the chicago screw method, so at least I have an idea of how I am going to put the visor in the helm, once I figure out which one I should use.
 

Raive

New Hunter
I have a question bout this "chicago Screw method" If I were to use a screw and nut to hold my visor how would I get the hole in my helmet also wouldn't I have to worry bout the edge of the screw popping out of the other side of my helmet? how should I do this.. I just want to make sure I get it right
 

Jc27

Active Hunter
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I did a little research on this and lowes and home depot all these binding screws, not Chicago screws.
 

ZacMuleer

New Hunter
I didn't even think of the chicago screws - I have a bunch leftover from a belt I made a while back. Thanks for the tips, TDH!
 

TK7100

New Hunter
Anyone had their T-Visor crack? I was drilling the holes into the visor so I can use the bolt method and it cracked in half. The bit is new and sharp, and I didn't put any pressure on it at all. It's a nice visor, but seems very brittle.
 

ajayofcanada

New Hunter
I'm thinking I'll go for the Jango72 method, I'm a neat freak and want the inside of my helmet to be as clean and organized as possible, I plan on painting the inside of mine as well just to keep it clean.
 

ajayofcanada

New Hunter
I tried my hand at tinting paper a few times with the most horrible results.It's a great idea in retrospect but it quickly becomes nothing more than a giant headache.Example; tinting glass(like on a car window) is pretty easy but it's still tough to get it right without having any air bubbles between the glass and the window tint.
I remember back in High School,and my first car, you wanted it to look as cool as possible, so we would try our hand at tinting the windows with "limo tint" we bought at the local Canadian Tire.
The results were always horrible looking, but yet we continued to do it to all our cars, you may get it almost perfect, but the odd air bubble always popped up.

Oh the memories.
 
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sgtski

Hunter
Has anyone tried using rare earth magnets? I have seen them used on just about everyother part of costumes. I imagine a small, low profile magnet could be glued inside the helmet and then dry fit the trimmed visor in and put another magnet on the inside of the visor then mark it and take it out to glue it in place. It seems like it would work great in my mind. Im not up to that point on my bucket. I will take pics and update in my build if it works.
 

NoahFett

Jr Hunter
I found a full face shield at a welding supply shop today that I think will work perfect. I was able to get it in a really dark tint with a green tint to it and it was only $6.10. They didn't have it in stock though, but it will be in on Wednesday. I'll post some pics when I get it.
 

Jc27

Active Hunter
Preferred Vendor
The magnet idea might work, but I don't know of anyone that has tried it. I wa aging to do it with the binding screws, but I became too impatient and just used epoxy and hot glue. It looks like poop on the inside but it should hold and you can't see anything from the outside of the helm so that's good enough for now.
 

Fett 4 Real

Sr Hunter
Community Staff
Ok, a couple of questions regarding the visor. What color should it be? the visor that I got from Asok with my CC bucket is green, but the visor I just recieved from t-visor.com is brown, which one should I use? Second, should I sand the inside of the helm so the visor fits snuggly against the inside? How far down should it go, should it line up with the bottom of the helm where the visor goes? What color should I paint the inside? I am not looking for 100% accuracy, but something that would pass the 501st. I think I am going the chicago screw method, so at least I have an idea of how I am going to put the visor in the helm, once I figure out which one I should use.
Green is correct....

Magnets wont hold the visor in, I assure you. Screws, the tape method someone just came up with, deadland? I dunno if it was or not or hot glue....the tape works really nice if you get gorrilla glue duct tape it will hold the visor in really well.
 

RafalFett

Well-Known Hunter
Green is correct....

Magnets wont hold the visor in, I assure you. Screws, the tape method someone just came up with, deadland? I dunno if it was or not or hot glue....the tape works really nice if you get gorrilla glue duct tape it will hold the visor in really well.
Green is correct for the ROTJ SE version, but for the ESB Hero I think it was a smoked (brown or black) visor.

The tape method was just to even the surface between the T-visor and the helmet interior and it was made by dynamic1. If I remember correctly, he hot glued in the T-visor then used the tape only for cosmetic reasons.
 

Jc27

Active Hunter
Preferred Vendor
I think your right Raf, if I remember correctly he used the tape to cover up the glue and epoxy he used to mount the visor. I think he sells them too for around $16. I'm going to try to find that thread because I need one to cover up the mess that is the inside of my lid.
 

Sedavor

New Hunter
Anyone had their T-Visor crack? I was drilling the holes into the visor so I can use the bolt method and it cracked in half. The bit is new and sharp, and I didn't put any pressure on it at all. It's a nice visor, but seems very brittle.
A little late to the party but it may help someone else out. The T-visor visor appears to be made from acrylic or possibly plexi. What I do when working with both of these is to apply masking tape over the area I am cutting/drilling. Not sure the physics behind this but it was how I was taught to cut Plexi/acrylic sheets and it hasn't failed me yet.
 

ForestFire

New Hunter
Thank you for this thread! will be very useful in the future. I got 3 buckets that need visors installed and this thread is very helpful! Thanks to everyone who contributed...
 

ncholastamas

New Hunter
I found this a few years back on the 405th when i was making halo helmet visors and have been using it ever since.
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it is a more complicated way than simply cutting up a visor and only usable if you have a vacuum former, but its what i use
 

RedMando38

New Hunter
I used glue on my first helmet, but the first time I bumped against something the glue broke and I couldn't wear the helmet for the rest of the day:( I'm just starting to build my second helmet, so this time I'm thinking about using rubber bolts that would keep it on but also provide a little flexibility.
 
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