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 Post subject: How would you go about fixing this? MR Shock Trooper Helmet?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:01 am 
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I recently sold this shock trooper helmet sealed to someone, and they sent me back photos asking how to fix the visor that seems to be popped out. What would you do to fix this, just tape up everything visible and use some epoxy? What brand type/brand of glue would that be for fiberglass?

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pics, sry about the size...

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What's the other side look like? If it's wider in material, then it may have been that the guys in China trimmed too much out of the right side (right as you look directly at it).


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CSMacLaren wrote:
What's the other side look like? If it's wider in material, then it may have been that the guys in China trimmed too much out of the right side (right as you look directly at it).

Nah... it looks like it's been glued and the parts just came apart... you can still see the glue blob.

Sorry, but I really have no advice on how to fix it, but hopefully someone who's dealt with gluing lenses to helmets can chime in and let us all know. A thought could be to heat up the visor, so it becomes slightly flexible, so it won't break when pressed into place.


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If you want it permanently bonded I think you could use Cyanoacrylate glue (ie. superglue) in a gel form. You should try and glue it from the inside and be EXTREMELY careful not get it on the outside part of the lense. Don't use too much of it and DON'T get on your hands or in your eyes. Once you glue it you would have to hold the two pieces together for a couple minutes until the glue bonds.
This is what I would use, however if you want to be super sure ask an expert in plastic/ fiberglass fabrication.


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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll pass them on.


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