Visor installation?

Wes7

Hunter
What do you guys use as a template for cutting the visor out?
I've always used a broken down cereal box. Just put it in the helmet and take a pen and trace the opening from the outside. Then add about half an inch all the way around and you're good to go!
 

bpwmd

Hunter
I use a variation on Spideyfetts method, but I use chicago or boston screws with plastic, kitchen faucet washers.
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are you epoxying the female portion onto the inner portion of the helm?
i made mine pepakua style so i have a ledge just inside that goes all the way to the face of the helm. its not flush to the inner portion of the visor like yours is
 
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Jigglenomicon

Jr Hunter
This is how i did mine .
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I glued in some Chicago screws with some hot glue.
I also took a small piece of acrylic glass and bended it slightly with some hot air.
This keeps my helmets cheeks together and its transparent enough to go unnoticed from the outside.

Edit : I just might add some rubber washers later and try to find a way to hold the visor in place at the bottom.
 

jonsworld

New Hunter
Well, I am having troubles with this. I bought my T-VIsor from en eBay seller that carries tons of these, and now that I have it I realize that the vertical portion of the 'T' is exactly as wide as the opening on the mask. This leaves no room for attaching it properly. I can't even hot-glue it in there, let alone bolt it.

Ideas?!
Is it like a polarized lenz or something?
 
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evargas3

New Hunter
I tried installing my visor using the chicago screw method and epoxying the bolt shanks to the inside of the helmet, but when I got the visor in the epoxy didn't hold and the shanks were pulled off of the helmet. I think because my t-visor isn't shaped perfectly for the helmet (probably need the visor to bend a little more) so I have to kind of force it in. Has anyone encountered this issue? Is there an epoxy that will keep the shanks in there or a way to get the visor to bend and shape better to the inside of the helmet?
 

bpwmd

Hunter
What I did was to put a screw in the part you're going to glue to the helmet. Then I scuffed up the area around the opening with sandpaper. And then I cut small squares of fiberglass and cut a small slit in it. The slit slips Over the screw hole. Then I put a layer of resin down and position my screws on the surface. Then I gently put the fiberglass square over the screw and covering the base of the female portion. Leaving no resin on the screw. Then apply additional resin on top of the fiberglass use as many layers as you want. I did this step before drilling the holes in the glass. Has worked like a charm so far. Make sure you give it a solid 24-48 hours to cure before you try to suck the lens to it. A little love with a heat gun can make the process of sucking the lens down with the screws a lot easier.


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DarkStar

New Hunter
Greetings Fellow Mercs!

I am wondering what everyone uses for their visors? I used a piece of transparency and then just put window tint over it, but it is very hard to see out of. Where would one get better quality plastic and different colors?
 

Queso

New Hunter
Greetings Fellow Mercs!

I am wondering what everyone uses for their visors? I used a piece of transparency and then just put window tint over it, but it is very hard to see out of. Where would one get better quality plastic and different colors?
Since my helmet is a scratch-built pepakura, I used a tinted face shield that I cut to fit with a Dremmel tool. Here's a link to the specific one I bought. For the cast helmets, it seems everyone goes to t-visor.com.

-Queso
 

osukaru79

New Hunter
Well in my helmet I use Hot Slilicon to join the visor at Helmet. that´s was very difficult but finally it work (y)
 

Artakha

Active Hunter
Hey all, I just got a visor from T-visor.com, does anyone have advise as to how to cleanly trim it, as it is slightly too long for my helmet? The part I want to trim is the long middle part of the 'T' and since that is the most visible of the visor's edges it's important to leave a smooth cut. I thought of using a dremel, but that would likely leave a rough edge...
 
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mattman1138

New Hunter
Hey all, I just got a visor from T-visor.com, does anyone have advise as to how to cleanly trim it, as it is slightly too long for my helmet? The part I want to trim is the long middle part of the 'T' and since that is the most visible of the visor's edges it's important to leave a smooth cut. I thought of using a dremel, but that would likely leave a rough edge...
le1120, little late but I just got done dremeling my visor. It does leave a rough edge so I wouldn't recommend it for any part that will show. Did you cut it at this point? I know it's been a bit lol
 
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