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FallenPrism (Jonathan Colling)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:54 am    Post subject: Helmet Padding Reply with quote

What are people using to pad their helmets these days? I saw some awesome pads in another thread created with knee pads, but those particular ones don't seem to be available anymore. Any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got an old batting helmet and ripped the padding out of that...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I "salvaged" the padding out of an old bicycle helmet...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used very, very minimal padding. One piece on the top and the two ear cups.

My favorite thing about my interior was the decision to plasti-dip the inside. Gives it the appearance of being padded, without taking up too much room.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZacMuleer wrote:
I used very, very minimal padding. One piece on the top and the two ear cups.

My favorite thing about my interior was the decision to plasti-dip the inside. Gives it the appearance of being padded, without taking up too much room.



Do you just brush it in there like paint?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pico wrote:
ZacMuleer wrote:
I used very, very minimal padding. One piece on the top and the two ear cups.

My favorite thing about my interior was the decision to plasti-dip the inside. Gives it the appearance of being padded, without taking up too much room.



Do you just brush it in there like paint?


Beautiful, beautiful spray-on. No mess, no brush strokes. Two things to remember: 1)tape off the outside area REALLY well, and 2) make sure to scuff up the inside so the plastidip has something to adhere to.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use these knee pads from Duluth Trading. I have used them in clone helmets and love them!

I cut them up and hot glue into place. It's a closed cell foam, very nice!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZacMuleer wrote:
pico wrote:
ZacMuleer wrote:
I used very, very minimal padding. One piece on the top and the two ear cups.

My favorite thing about my interior was the decision to plasti-dip the inside. Gives it the appearance of being padded, without taking up too much room.



Do you just brush it in there like paint?


Beautiful, beautiful spray-on. No mess, no brush strokes. Two things to remember: 1)tape off the outside area REALLY well, and 2) make sure to scuff up the inside so the plastidip has something to adhere to.


where can I buy that online?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plasti Dip Spray

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100131010/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=plastidip+spray&storeId=10051&relatedSearch=plastidip%20spray#.UBdTcbTZ58E
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Furiafelina wrote:
ZacMuleer wrote:
pico wrote:
ZacMuleer wrote:
I used very, very minimal padding. One piece on the top and the two ear cups.

My favorite thing about my interior was the decision to plasti-dip the inside. Gives it the appearance of being padded, without taking up too much room.



Do you just brush it in there like paint?


Beautiful, beautiful spray-on. No mess, no brush strokes. Two things to remember: 1)tape off the outside area REALLY well, and 2) make sure to scuff up the inside so the plastidip has something to adhere to.


where can I buy that online?


I'll be honest, I'm not sure where to buy it online without some extreme additional costs (because it's shipping chemicals). I'd give the nearest Home Depot a try (it's in the Spray Paint section). Let us know if you still can't come across it!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

loosetoon wrote:
Plasti Dip Spray

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100131010/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=plastidip+spray&storeId=10051&relatedSearch=plastidip%20spray#.UBdTcbTZ58E


...or what he said. LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also got my knee pads from Duluth Trading this is how mine turned out.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many of the knee pads do you need for a helmet? I really like the look

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used most of one whole pair and then a few pieces from a second pair to finish mine the way I wanted it.
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