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 Mavik coldcast helmet

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Mavik coldcast helmet
« on: Jul 27, 2017, 01:52 AM »
I have received my new helmet. This is the first cold cast helmet I have had and I am very happy with it so far. I am going to have a very similar paint job to my Target Boba but I intend to leave the ear caps and the back vents exposed metal to help show off the polished helmet.



First I started polishing the helmet with 0000 steel wool. I began on the back side of the helmet to get the feel for it. Once I finished the steel wool I used some aluminum polishing compound from the auto store to further polish it.  I intend to do one or two more passes before paint.



I also started to cut the visor out. I used my dremel with a cutting wheel to do my rough cut then sanded everything down to  where it needed to be. I had a small set of files that I was able to square off the corner of the eyes. I plan to fill the exposed air bubbles with spot putty on the edge of the visor and will probably use some rub'n'buff just along the edge to blend everything together. I also mounted the chicago screws in the ear caps and drilled the corresponding holes in the helmet  so they are all bolted on.






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Re: Mavik coldcast helmet
« Reply #1 on: Jul 27, 2017, 12:13 PM »
Which one is the Target Boba? The light brown or the darker brown w/ jaig eyes?

I'm curious about this cold casting and will be following your progress to see how it comes out.

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Re: Mavik coldcast helmet
« Reply #2 on: Jul 27, 2017, 03:06 PM »
So from left to right it's is:

DSB medium, AF dentless Boba cold cast, Target Boba, Boba Maker V3

I have started on my ear cap antenna and also some finishing work on the helmet. I used a couple of tent stakes that are cut down to the size I want and installed in the inner ear cap piece with epoxy putty.




I also went through with spot putty to fill in any pits and air bubbles in the cast where I cut away the visor or sanded on the under helmet ridge.





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Re: Mavik coldcast helmet
« Reply #3 on: Aug 03, 2017, 03:29 PM »
I like where you're going with the antennae. Though I pegged them as knitting needles at first.

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