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 Visor tinting

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Dillo

Visor tinting
« on: May 08, 2015, 08:44 AM »
I watched the visor tinting tutorial video and noticed they always tint a clear plastic sheet and then mount it infront of the rigid visor material.  Is there any reason for not just tinting the rigid visor

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Ralin Voth


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Re: Visor tinting
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2015, 11:44 AM »
I tint my rigid visor, which is a clear plastic face shield from Home Depot. I can't say I've ever seen the method you're talking about done. Mind posting a link to the video you mentioned?

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Dillo

Re: Visor tinting
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 01:47 PM »
I tint my rigid visor, which is a clear plastic face shield from Home Depot. I can't say I've ever seen the method you're talking about done. Mind posting a link to the video you mentioned?

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=68927.msg1042220#msg1042220

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Re: Visor tinting
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2015, 03:10 PM »
Okay, I think I see why she does it on a seperate flimsy sheet like that. It looks a lot easier to tint the flat, flimsy piece than it is to tint a rigid, curved piece. I may just give that a try next time I re-tint my visor actually.

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Dillo

Re: Visor tinting
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2015, 11:16 PM »
I have been having problems getting the flimsy sheet and the rigid surface to stay together.  I don't know if it is because of the distance change on the inside and outside of the curve or what my issue is.  I was assuming it may be easier to just tint the rigid piece.

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Re: Visor tinting
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2015, 11:36 PM »
It's a pain to get it without bubbles on the curved surface, I'll admit, but it works fine.

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Dillo

Re: Visor tinting
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2015, 07:59 AM »
It's a pain to get it without bubbles on the curved surface, I'll admit, but it works fine.

I've been using a grinding shield from harbor freight as my rigid surface.  When you unscrew it from the head mount it lays fairly flat, i think ill try that then, because i have getting some bowing and ripples still where the 2 pieces arent lining up.

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Re: Visor tinting
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2015, 05:35 PM »
Getting the tint to stay perfectly flush against a face shield is always a pain. A few tips that I have would be you can never use too much application solution, really go crazy with it. Also when working out the bubbles make sure to work from the inside out rather than trying to chase a bubble all the way across the visor.

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