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    Thomas Helmet VISOR Help...

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    can anyone help me with the visor? ... I need a template with the right measures, I'm trying but I have nothing good .... I'm using the Volpin model....any advices?...

    where can I buy the plastic for the visor?...and How dyed?...

    ...the only thing that I have done its the lights...and Im working on it...

    http://s1123.photobucket.com/albums/...t=IMG_1169.jpg

    thanks...

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    Re: Thomas Helmet VISOR Help...

    Get some PETG and get it cut to match your template. and here's how you tint it.


    Quote Originally Posted by tekparasite View Post
    Now is time for some tinting.

    I started by getting the biggest stockpot I could find at "Mal-Wart" :lol.
    I found this 21 quart capacity pot. I don't think I needed this big of a pot, but I was also planning on tinting my guy manuel visor.



    Anyway. First, I filled the pot to about 3/4 full ,and set the temp at 160 deg F.

    Once the water reached that temp, I poured the dye. I used 4 packs


    Rigged the visor with a clothes hanger for an easy way to pull it out, and in it went for its first dip.


    It only took 10 seconds to realize the water was too hot for the thin PETG sheet. It was basically floating like a noodle. :huh



    I did see, however, how the dye was adhering to the plastic.

    After a few trials, I noticed that 140 deg F, only a pot half full of water, and 4 packs is what I needed to get the dye into the PETG and still keep the visor form intact.

    I basically left visor in for 5 minute intervals with a cool bath after each dye dip. The picture below is after (2) 5min dips.




    After 5 dip sessions, I came out with (what I think) a final piece that had enough tint


    Here it is from the front



    Some comments about this approach:


    • Visibility is EXCELLENT.
    • Didn't notice any tint difference after 3 dip sessions (at least from what I can tell).
    • The visor has a really reflective shiny look. Don't know if this is good or bath. We'll see.
    • It's critical that you get the right temp. You want the highest temp you can get away with without melting or warping the PETG. For me, it was around 140 deg F before I started to see deformations.

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    Re: Thomas Helmet VISOR Help...

    Quote Originally Posted by Teese View Post
    Get some PETG and get it cut to match your template. and here's how you tint it.
    Where can buy the PETG?...online?...home depot?...thanks for the info...

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    Re: Thomas Helmet VISOR Help...

    Yeah, any of those.

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    Re: Thomas Helmet VISOR Help...

    Home depot doesnt sell PETG. You can buy it online, eBay, or plastics shops. 1/16" is the best thickness for this.

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    Re: Thomas Helmet VISOR Help...

    what size do you suggest for guy, could you provide links?


    ^^^this^^^

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    Re: Thomas Helmet VISOR Help...

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPinski View Post
    Home depot doesnt sell PETG. You can buy it online, eBay, or plastics shops. 1/16" is the best thickness for this.
    I've bought the petg in this online store, http://www.mcmaster.com/
    Clear PETG Sheet 1/16" Thick, 24" X 24" , 7.62$

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    Re: Thomas Helmet VISOR Help...

    www.grainger.com is also a great source.

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