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how did you put your hard hat liner in?
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G'nott sH'urr (David Campbell)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:30 pm    Post subject: how did you put your hard hat liner in? Reply with quote

I started installing my hard hat liner last night on my tKjim helmet and found that, for where I need it to be, tere is an inch between the liner and the helmet. Ok, so I glued up some foam blocks to velcro and will try to use that as the spacer block between helmet and the HH liner. I see potential problems with that tho.
With all the RFTs out there, how did you mount your liner in?
Should I take the dome off a cheap hard hat and use the whole rim as my mount?
Open to suggestions (and pics! Smile )

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally used some foam (the stuff that comes in small sheets at the fabric store) then used lots of hot glue. Works fine for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One picture (ok....here is two) is worth 1,000 words...
done with industrial strength velcro...
has seen LOTS of action and has never budged...





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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Velcro.

At one point, I had some duct tape in there as reinforcement, but its all gone now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

velcro is the best way to go. I put the hook and loops sides together, then peeled the tape off one side and stuck it to the hard hat liner tabs. Next I peeled the backing off the second side of all the pieces and stuck the whole hard hat liner inside my helmet. And if it doesnt get lined up perfectly the first time, just undo the velcro and reposition it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got foam in my helmet and it works fine for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely....foam works just as good..

I chose the hard hat liner...because I got a lot of hair....sweat like a pig...
and wanted a little air circulation up there...
but..
like all the rest of the costumes...
it is still hot...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have any pics readily accessible, but I took the shape of the actual WWII Navy Talker Helmet foam and cut a piece of normal packing foam to match it. I then stuck some hook velcro to the helmet and sewed some "velcro cloth" to the foam.

Done.

It fits good and it is comfortable. Should the foam become "soiled" it can always be tossed without batting an eye. I can also adjust it on my head depending on the suns position and can pull it back a little for face-shot pictures when I am kneeling.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone!! GReat pics!!
I went with the foam and velcro so I coudl readjust if needed. Foam epoxied to the shell and velcro surface mounted to that for quick adjustment.
Thansk again!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Downtown wrote:
I've got foam in my helmet and it works fine for me.


I'm considering this. The liner doesn't fit quite right and I end up cranking down on the adjustable strap. The end result is a pounding headache. In addition, taking the helmet on and off becomes a task with adjusting and readjusting the band.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok side by side my bucket next to a navy talker helmet

my solution velcroed in Wink


and more detail of the navy helmet , the lining in the helmet is made of dense foam (remember the thing have to repel bullets , shrapnel , flying sharks , ect.) covered with some knda fabric . very rigid and comfy .


hope this helps Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dirk steele wrote:
hope this helps Wink


Do you have your chin strap attached to the visor rivets? If yes, how is the comfort on the fit?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks kind of strange with the chin strap attached to the visor screws. I don't see how that could be comfortable with it that far forward. Dirk's not getting much, if any, airflow with that batting helmet in there.

I originally had the one side attached to the comm box screw, but I didn't like the uneven look and the fact that you could see the end of the elastic strap while I was wearing the helmet, so I got a longer piece of elastic and put black Velcro on it and stuck Velcro inside the helmet even with the helmet liner about midway back.

For my liner, before I mounted it inside the helmet, I noticed that it went to far down my head, because of where the top of it rested, so I shortened the 2 top straps by folding them over about 3/4" and gluing the folds together. This shortened them by about 1 1/2" and my head doesn't hit the inside of the helmet because the helmet is now suspended over it. I get better airflow that way, too.

I had trouble with the Velcro staying stuck to the plastic tabs of the liner, so I ended up putting a rivet at each point through the Velcro to help hold it on.

With the small mods I did, it's a very comfortable helmet to wear.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, Hot Glue worked the best.

Oh, and a cold wet rag on the outside of the helmet to cool the plastic so it didn't warp/bubble.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine's hot glued in there as well.
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