Tutorial on the PERFECT visor

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Ok well too many of you have no idea what to do for a visor. well thats why im here.

Materials:
Your helmet
Balloon
Craft resin spray (Get it here)

1.

blow up a balloon in your helmet like this.
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2.

Applie the spray to the balloon. make sure its thick enough.
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3. let the resin dry while playing some halo.

4.

pop the ballon
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5. Go to a local rv shop and ask for gold privacy tint. they should have it.

6. applie tint and walla!! you master chief!!!

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EXTRAS:

the ONLY reason theres no pics is because my camera is broke. YES i have done this with my helmet. the only prob is like you said with the tint. its hard to get in in exactly right. the resin i showed is a high gloss resin and dries pefectly clear. i made my visor permanently pert of my helm. but i suppose you could cut it out with a sharp exacto.
 

Ruze789

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Looks like a good idea... have you actually tried it though, or assuming it will work? And would the resin visor be removable, because it would be extremely difficult to apply tint into there if it's stuck.
 

Sigma LS

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As much as I admire your proactiveness, I don't see any pics of a finished product to show it works. (I don't even see the resin lens)

When I used a similar tinted film on just a small portion of my War helmet, it tried to pull away from the surface and had creases in it. I also don't see how you plan to include the divits in it (maybe put spacers on the first layer and spray a second layer?)

What is the strength of the visor?
 

Walter Spase

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Is this a tried and proven method... cause last I checked, resin doesn't dry clear when thick... it drys transparent, but foggy... and how do you apply a flat piece of Tint to rounded object.... think of it like wrapping a basketball in christams wrapping paper... does the out side come out smooth?

Most people sacrifice a small bit of realism by using motor cycle visors that are not majorly curved vertically (up and down) for the reason that they are 100 times better looking than a "crinkled surface"...

However, if you have tried this, and it works, I would love to see your pics.... and I would admit that its a fantastic Idea...
 
the ONLY reason theres no pics is because my camera is broke. YES i have done this with my helmet. the only prob is like you said with the tint. its hard to get in in exactly right. the resin i showed is a high gloss resin and dries pefectly clear. i made my visor permanently pert of my helm. but i suppose you could cut it out with a sharp exacto.
 

Walter Spase

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Thats great... glad it worked for you...

Here is a request.. when you do find a camera, take a picture from the outside, looking at the front, and a profile (from the side) so we can see the visor curvature... then stick the camera inside and with no flash (no reflection) take a picture from the inside out...

I can't wait to see this...
 

drgon47

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Nah dude, we need pictures before then :p Have a friend come take a few pictures and then email them to ya. This sounds promising. December is to far away.
 
i think this is the best idea for a really accurate visor yet! depending on how strong, clear, and how well you could get the tint on, this is loads better than 2 $80 motorcycle visors! this way you get the curve left and right, plus up and down! fantastic. i had a thought...maybe if you applied a few layers of the spray, then put the tint on as best as possible, then sprayed on a few more layers, with straws placed in the pattern of the grooves in the face shield! (obviously, take them out so that it leaves groove gaps) that seems like it would be stronger and more accurate.
 
Decepticon Rhinox said:
Dude,very nice,but how do we get the second layer on, like Masterchief has it?

DemonSandWizard said:
i think this is the best idea for a really accurate visor yet! depending on how strong, clear, and how well you could get the tint on, this is loads better than 2 $80 motorcycle visors! this way you get the curve left and right, plus up and down! fantastic. i had a thought...maybe if you applied a few layers of the spray, then put the tint on as best as possible, then sprayed on a few more layers, with straws placed in the pattern of the grooves in the face shield! (obviously, take them out so that it leaves groove gaps) that seems like it would be stronger and more accurate.
Like everyone else who has posted in this thread I cant wait to see some pictures. But I think I may have a solution to get the layering if this spray on thing works.

First I would remove the balloon like he said. Then I would carefully draw out the raised area on the spray on shield.

Then take a dremel with a saw blade and cut out all the waste area. Clean it up with some sandpaper or files.

Insert a new balloon and inflate until it is the appropriate shape.

Re spray to create a new shield with now the integrated raised area.

However, without knowing the strength of this spray I don't know if it would survive the dremel or if re spraying would work. Air bubbles between layers and some distortion in viewing through it would probably happen.

Maybe Durlaburban could give this a try and let us know if it works. If so I can see a lot of us buying this spray and using it for our Pepakura Helmets.
 
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BenStreeper

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sorry to burst the bubble on this one (burst the bubble that was good LOL) but the chemestry behind this prevents it from being a long term solutiong for the same reason as plexiglass. Resin as it absorbs heat releases a gas waste product (furthering the curing process of the resin over time) this will cause bubbles in your tint and possible make it fall off.
 

AoBfrost

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Sigma-LS said:
As much as I admire your proactiveness, I don't see any pics of a finished product to show it works. (I don't even see the resin lens)

When I used a similar tinted film on just a small portion of my War helmet, it tried to pull away from the surface and had creases in it. I also don't see how you plan to include the divits in it (maybe put spacers on the first layer and spray a second layer?)

What is the strength of the visor?
I'm thinking this will fail......the visor isnt the right color, plus it being a ballon...you cant see through it....but if your makign a helmet for display like the legendary helmet, then yes this is a good idea.
 
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pockets

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AoBfrost said:
I'm thinking this will fail......the visor isnt the right color, plus it being a ballon...you cant see through it....but if your makign a helmet for display like the legendary helmet, then yes this is a good idea.
his visor isnt a ballon, the ballon was just providing the shape for the visor, after the resin cured he popped the balloon
 
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