Tinted Painball Mask?

I know it may be a crazy idea of making a paintball suit but I know materials that hold up but the visor. I'm going to go hunting for one but what can I possibly use to stick it on?

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What about just wearing goggles? Will paint be washable off the visor?
 

homsar66

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You could use silicone if the visor was mounted on the exterior of the mask, otherwise you could have the lense blown back into your face. Also, you shouldnt use a motorcycle visor, as it isnt rated for the same impacts as paintball ones. All the feild owners i know simply will not allow anyone without proper face protection play, and for the sake of the sport of paintball, i agree.

you can find many types of lenses at www.actionvillage.com which will probably be the cheapest unless they are on sale at www.firstcallpaintball.com They have alot of different tints, although they may be around the same as a motorcycle visor. The only problem i can see is the lenses for paintball generally arch upward toward the nose, although that could be incorperated into the black nosepeice on the mark VI. I'd suggest using the Grillz lenses, as they are a compound curve and can actually stop small caliber bullets. However, you may find the JT spectra lenses in a wider variety, and i think that they are a bit larger. You may have problems though because almost all tinted lenses, being higher quality, are thermal. Thermal means it has a thicker outer lense and then a smaller, inner lense. This design helps to dissapate the heat you generate and greatly reduces fog, however they are led together by an airtight seal between the two. If you trimmed this lense, you may have to lose the inner lense because once you break the seal the tharmal abilities of the lense are gone. With a fan to suck out the heat,though, I doubt you would have any problems.
 
homsar66 said:
You could use silicone if the visor was mounted on the exterior of the mask, otherwise you could have the lense blown back into your face. Also, you shouldnt use a motorcycle visor, as it isnt rated for the same impacts as paintball ones. All the feild owners i know simply will not allow anyone without proper face protection play, and for the sake of the sport of paintball, i agree.

you can find many types of lenses at www.actionvillage.com which will probably be the cheapest unless they are on sale at www.firstcallpaintball.com They have alot of different tints, although they may be around the same as a motorcycle visor. The only problem i can see is the lenses for paintball generally arch upward toward the nose, although that could be incorperated into the black nosepeice on the mark VI. I'd suggest using the Grillz lenses, as they are a compound curve and can actually stop small caliber bullets. However, you may find the JT spectra lenses in a wider variety, and i think that they are a bit larger. You may have problems though because almost all tinted lenses, being higher quality, are thermal. Thermal means it has a thicker outer lense and then a smaller, inner lense. This design helps to dissapate the heat you generate and greatly reduces fog, however they are led together by an airtight seal between the two. If you trimmed this lense, you may have to lose the inner lense because once you break the seal the tharmal abilities of the lense are gone. With a fan to suck out the heat,though, I doubt you would have any problems.
I don't see anything that is tinted enough. It is quite a light tint.. Anything darker?

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Found thishttp://stores.ebay.com/WaveToGo-Paintball-Store_Goggles_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ4QQftidZ2QQtZkm but how would I remove the lens?
 
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homsar66

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Shadow_Killer801 said:
I don't see anything that is tinted enough. It is quite a light tint.. Anything darker?

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Found thishttp://stores.ebay.com/WaveToGo-Paintball-Store_Goggles_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ4QQftidZ2QQtZkm but how would I remove the lens?
you simply squeeze the nose peice and pull it out, then pull out the rest of the lense. its similar to taking off a bicycle tire. That is overpriced for those goggles.These http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin/INTERS...50AAAD3YkmlA_2t are mirrored and very high quality. These http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin/INTERS...VMAAAEKtuW5OWEx are also high quality but are gold mirrored instead. and the pictures dont do the mirroring justice. this is another picture of the same gold mirrored lense(the second one) http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt...%3D10%26hl%3Den I myself have a JT spectrum orange prizm lense (another good choice), and you cannot see me through it
 
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homsar66 said:
you simply squeeze the nose peice and pull it out, then pull out the rest of the lense. its similar to taking off a bicycle tire. That is overpriced for those goggles.These http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin/INTERS...50AAAD3YkmlA_2t are mirrored and very high quality. These http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin/INTERS...VMAAAEKtuW5OWEx are also high quality but are gold mirrored instead. and the pictures dont do the mirroring justice. this is another picture of the same gold mirrored lense(the second one) http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt...%3D10%26hl%3Den I myself have a JT spectrum orange prizm lense (another good choice), and you cannot see me through it

How do you put it on the helmet itself? I will most likely be using a plastic mold.
 
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homsar66

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black silicone is what most people use, but placed on the inside it may not have enough strength to hold the lense against a paintball. I would trim it just big enough so you mount it from the outside, then use large amounts of silicone on the inside around the seams, so the Lense is braced against the entire helmet. I don't know that much on this, so you may want to PM adam or someone very experienced.
edit: and you may want to make sure tha paintball lense fits, like taking your helmet into a paintball store and judging it by eye to see if it would be large enough to cover the area. Not all lenses are the same size
 

Moz

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Please don't mount the lens to your helmet. You stop the protection that is provided by the goggles since they can now be broken loose and smash into your face, breaking your nose and cutting into your eyes. It also voids the paintball's field insurance meaning that if you get blinded you don't get a cent for it. and the paintball field gets shutdown.

If you really want to use your helmet for paintball, TRIM THE HELMET AND BUILD IT AROUND THE GOGGLES. That is what I do, I have to go inside the helmet with a grinder until I could fit the goggles inside. I also had to put a tab in the back of the helmet to hold the strap in place.
 
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