New recruit here, with his first question.

SLDR1234

New Member
Alright it's been awhile. I'm on my first sanding now, and I am having a problem currently. After the fiberglass strips had dried, I tried putting the helmet on, and it seems to have shrunk to the point where my head cannot go inside it. I remember it fitting perfectly when it was just the pep cutout. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
 

he4thbar

Well-Known Member
It depends. Can your head fit in the helmet once it's in. Or is the neck hole too small to get your head in to begin with. A option is to Dremel/cut some of the neck hole to get in it
 

SLDR1234

New Member
When it was the pep cutout yes it did. The neck hole is too small, and I do not have a dremel on me right now. Is there any other tools that I can use?
 

he4thbar

Well-Known Member
Sadly because it's fiberglass it's strong af. You're gonna need a Dremel or rotor tool with a cutting wheel attachment.

I bought a cheap $25 one from Walmart for mine when I had to cut the visor out
 

he4thbar

Well-Known Member
After 2 layers (at least, that's what I did). Make sure they are fiberglass resined. After that I did rondo on the inside. Use half fiberglass resin, half Bondo. (Look it up on YouTube) and just slushed and brushed it around on the inside. After that I just sanded down all the sharp edges with a Dremel so I wouldn't cut myself.
 
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he4thbar

Well-Known Member
Couple questions:
- Do I apply the bondo before or after cutting the visor template?
- If before, do I put it onto the template?
- How much hardener do I put on the putty?
1. If you are using the visor for vaccum forming then You would cut it out after bondoing. If you plan on making your own visor with plastic or seperately made, cut it out before bondoing. (this is what I did, you can check my build thread if you are curious).
2. I ended up using the paper template to just create the visor so idk how to answer that.
3. For a golf ball or biggerish sized glob you want to use a pea sized blob of hardener.
 
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