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    How the REAL Daft Punk Helmets were made

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    Does anyone have any idea what kind of tint is used on the visor of Guy's Helmet in this video? It looks like some sort of black mesh and can be seen at around 2:25.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtjucCWeOf4


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    Re: How the REAL Daft Punk Helmets were made

    It's chrome finish similar to what Oakley and Motorcycle companies use to make tinted, chromed visors.

    The mesh is simple enough I am giving it a try with a current lid I am doing for a friend.
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    Re: How the REAL Daft Punk Helmets were made

    The black mesh is more than likely theatrical scrim. It’s a special material that will not let light pass through it from the outside in, but will let light pass through from the inside out. AKA you can see out of it but people on the outside cannot see in.

    The visors on the Discovery and Transition helmets were nearly transparent, so the LED displays could shine through as brightly as possible. But as a result the visors were not dark enough to hide Thomas and Guy-Man’s faces in direct sunlight or during flash photography.

    These “sub-visors” covered in scrim solved that issue, blocking light from penetrating the helmet while still allowing Thomas and Guy-Man to see clearly.

    The scrim has not been used from HAA onward. Since there are no longer any LEDs to work around, the helmets now use a single layer of dark tinted acrylic that blocks outside light on its own.
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