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 DIY helmet build!!

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Arno Kal-Torra


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DIY helmet build!!
« on: Oct 14, 2014, 05:28 PM »
Hey y'all i decided to try a homeade DIY build using cardboard and fiberglass... It's mostly done I just need to sand the paint off add bondo smooth it out and re-paint but here are photos from beginning to end.



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I'll post more tonight or tomorrow..

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Re: DIY helmet build!!
« Reply #1 on: Oct 14, 2014, 09:06 PM »
























This is me wearing it with my new DIY vest on too.



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Re: DIY helmet build!!
« Reply #2 on: Oct 14, 2014, 09:21 PM »
Looks like a good start, vod.  You're gonna need to get it a lot smoother, though, before you call it done.  Bondo is your friend!

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Re: DIY helmet build!!
« Reply #3 on: Oct 15, 2014, 07:38 AM »
Looks like a good start, vod.  You're gonna need to get it a lot smoother, though, before you call it done.  Bondo is your friend!

Yep exactly what I was thinking and said. I just gotta go pick some up!

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Re: DIY helmet build!!
« Reply #4 on: Oct 20, 2014, 04:37 PM »
Well That was working but I just got a new resin helmet from a friend so I'll be deleting this post.

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Re: DIY helmet build!!
« Reply #5 on: Nov 08, 2014, 02:33 PM »
Alrighty so I've been busy but i finnally got my new helmet sanded down hoping to bondo it tomorrow!


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Re: DIY helmet build!!
« Reply #6 on: Nov 20, 2014, 12:19 AM »
Did you get any bondo work done Vod?

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Re: DIY helmet build!!
« Reply #7 on: Nov 21, 2014, 07:29 PM »
Did you get any bondo work done Vod?

Nope my dad's been to busy, :/ I'm hoping to on sunday.

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Re: DIY helmet build!!
« Reply #8 on: Nov 21, 2014, 08:23 PM »
Nope my dad's been to busy, :/ I'm hoping to on sunday.
Does he not trust you with mixing a little common thing like bondo? Lol

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Re: DIY helmet build!!
« Reply #9 on: Nov 21, 2014, 08:37 PM »
Does he not trust you with mixing a little common thing like bondo? Lol

He would if it wasnt in my basement.. we have 6inches of snow so I can't do it outside and I don't want the fumes to get to strong.

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Re: DIY helmet build!!
« Reply #10 on: Nov 22, 2014, 02:03 AM »
He would if it wasnt in my basement.. we have 6inches of snow so I can't do it outside and I don't want the fumes to get to strong.
Good strategy lol

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Re: DIY helmet build!!
« Reply #11 on: Dec 13, 2014, 12:39 AM »
Make sure bedore tou start smearing bondo in the top ridge you really rough it up. You may even want to consider grooving it with a saw (lightly of course) sonthe bondo sticks in there and doesnt pop.

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Re: DIY helmet build!!
« Reply #12 on: Dec 13, 2014, 12:59 AM »
If you're going to be working in a confined space at all with this stuff I have to recommend you get yourself a breathing mask of some sort from a local home improvement store or the such. They are pretty inexpensive and you can get one for as cheap as ~$20. For the cost it's really not worth getting all those nasty fumes in your body.

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Re: DIY helmet build!!
« Reply #13 on: Dec 14, 2014, 10:38 AM »
Yeah I ruffed it up nice and didn't stay down very long. But the fumes went throughout my house so I need to wait till spring to do anymore, untill then I'll be sanding it all down along with sanding the pain off my plates for a new paint job and possibly new colors.

 


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