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 Post subject: Re: Helmet build
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:22 am 
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http://www.helmets.org/testing.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Helmet build
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:35 am 
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Cheers

it's got 2 layers of 200g fg+carbon-kevlar...

Have a look:

http://www.hikosport.com/helmet-laguna-full-cap-355/

Not too far from it:)


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 Post subject: Re: Helmet build
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:52 am 
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Hi everyone,

probably boring for everyone else than me, but can't resist on sharing some good news:)

And the good news is this:

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I've never ever used a spray gun in my life and still do not have a compressor:( Using my fridge pump as one plus an 7L high pressure PVC pipe:) I might add 7L more which will give me bigger air volume.

But, this baby is a waaay faster and better than using a brush:) Low pressure, 40-60psi, low volume.

Used 10ml of varnish only + thinner 30%, and after finished still got some varnish left! Awesome.

With a brush used about the same. So hoping one or two passes on my boards will do. Instead of 5:)

Enjoj

D.

PS
35-43psi not 40-60...


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 Post subject: Re: Helmet build
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:27 am 
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Hate to burst your bubble. But gravity feed is the way and the light.
What you can do at 40-60 psi with a suction gun you can do at 20psi with gravity feed. Plus there's less wastage. no need to extra paint/varnish.

Use filters religiously when pouring into the gun!.

PS Here's some of my paint jobs for the kids boards. A combination of gravity gun, airbrush and hand painting.


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 Post subject: Re: Helmet build
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:42 am 
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Huh,

where were you before I've got this one?:)

Nice looking boards tho! Who is the artist?

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Pls do tell more about the filters?! What are u using?
I did noticed a spray spitting some granules but that might be my pump as well...


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 Post subject: Re: Helmet build
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:14 pm 
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don't worry it will still work.

Look out for gravity feed in the future. The artist? a combo of my wife and myself.

Go to an automotive paint supply place and get some little "china mans hat" type filters. You can usually buy 50 or so for $10. Its just a small mesh filter in a paper hat thing. It keeps out small bits that will clog the gun. I got way better performance once I started to use filters each time.

At the same time get a little water trap/filter for your air supply too. Oil and water from the compressor can get into the line. if that happens...... not so good on your paint job!


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 Post subject: Re: Helmet build
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:11 am 
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Finished spraying. I don't know if the difference is visible but it's considerable better:)

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It looks really cool. Now I'm thinking to scrap the Corecell from the inside and use just a soft closed cell foam, maybe 2 layers...


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 Post subject: Re: Helmet build
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:38 am 
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nice


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 Post subject: Re: Helmet build
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:29 am 
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Hi guys

the season started here in Oz. I've finally got the straps on my helmet and started using it :rollgrin:

Very light, like not wearing a helmet at all. One test I'll try to do and that is a jump in the water with it. First from small height to see how it reacts, bucketing or not...Will be interesting:)

I am still looking for some molds, my plaster one is not perfect. If anyone has some ideas would be great to hear. One idea is a foam model of e b a y, but they are too small...

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The straps are secured with a small piece of plastic off my skiing helmet.

BTW: Hiko sports started making carbon helmets again ($$$:) : http://www.hikosport.com/vibe-1464/



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