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Dome question
« on: Jul 06, 2019, 02:24 PM »
So Iím making a helmet by cutting up old totes and hot gluing them together does anyone have an idea for the dome thats cheap. Thx

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Re: Dome question
« Reply #1 on: Jul 06, 2019, 04:58 PM »
I just used a skate helmet ($20 on Amazon) for a pilot dome reinforcement.  It should work just as well for a whole dome.  People have also used hard hats for their helmet scratch builds.

On that note, you might want to use something better than hot glue.  I recommend JB weld.  Tack it together with hot glue in a couple key points and then use JB weld to hold it better, much like a professional welder uses a tack weld to hold the piece in its correct position and then runs a proper bead on the seam.

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Re: Dome question
« Reply #2 on: Jul 07, 2019, 10:27 AM »
Skate helmets and hard hats work great.  If done right, skate helmets are great because you can have airflow. Zedrin Ho'dag's helmet is once such example.

I second using jb weld or contact cement. You will save yourself from headaches later on

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Dumb question
« Reply #3 on: Jul 07, 2019, 05:10 PM »
How do you post pictures?

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Re: Dumb question
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Re: Dome question
« Reply #5 on: Jul 07, 2019, 09:21 PM »
can I still jb weld if I have this




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Re: Dome question
« Reply #6 on: Jul 08, 2019, 09:04 PM »
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Another Dome Question
« Reply #7 on: Jul 09, 2019, 07:19 PM »
Iím using a skate helmet for my dome so should I take all the foam out because itís kinda tight rn. Thx

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Re: Another Dome Question
« Reply #8 on: Jul 09, 2019, 08:57 PM »
I suggest to remove them.  I kept the foam in my own helmet and I find them to be a bit high when I compared them with other bucket.

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Re: Another Dome Question
« Reply #9 on: Jul 10, 2019, 12:27 AM »
Removing the foam is the normal thing we do.

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Re: Dome question
« Reply #10 on: Jul 10, 2019, 12:12 PM »
I've combined all your threads into one to make it easier for you to keep track of all the answers.  You don't need to start a new thread every time you have another question; just post here and you'll get some answers pretty rapidly.   :)

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Re: Dome question
« Reply #11 on: Jul 10, 2019, 12:43 PM »
Thanks

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