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Helmet refurb assistance

Post by syntax » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:23 pm

Hey everyone,

I'm lucky enough to own a TE2 helmet.

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The problem is, I do not like the way it fits.

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I'm here to ask for assistance in refurbishing it. I started to do it on my own, but, with my lack of experience, I stopped before I made it worse. :wink:

I've done some research both here on the forums and elsewhere:

Threads like:
http://www.greatlakesgarrison.com/forum ... et#p152619
http://www.greatlakesgarrison.com/forum ... et+upgrade

I would like to do either pads

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or a helmet suspension.

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I would also like to do fans(s) and an amp/speaker set, maybe this one:

http://forum.whitearmor.net/index.php?showtopic=10211
http://forum.whitearmor.net/index.php?showtopic=8256

Any tips on whether to choose pads or suspension, and someone with helmet experience to help me tie it all together would be HIGHLY appreciated. I would be glad to help out with anything that I can do as well.

Thanks!
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Re: Helmet refurb assistance

Post by Lou3433 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:55 pm

I've got a hard hat liner in mine and I think it works great! But I wear a hard hat at work everyday, so that's what I'm used to.
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Re: Helmet refurb assistance

Post by Terrell78 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:16 pm

Hard hat liner vs foam is a personal preference. There was a poll on the FISD and it was two to one in favor of foam. The hardest parts is taking the time to dial it in so it fits properly.

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Re: Helmet refurb assistance

Post by Kal » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:52 pm

What I use for my Fett buckets as well as the TK one I had, was Baseball helmets. Go to target, buy a 10.00 kids baseball helmet, gut it. Once you take out the main parts, it will pop open big enough for an adult. Get some 2 sided velcro and shove it in place. And ur good to go.
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Re: Helmet refurb assistance

Post by Mowskwoz » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:41 am

I agree with Terrell. It's all personal preference.
What ever you go with, I suggest you install it with industrial strength sticky back velcro. That way it's re-positionable and you can swap out pads for a liner or vice versa. I know someone who is swapping out their helmet liner for pads right now just to try it out. And since he used the velcro for installation from the get go, it's a quick change. If he doesn't like it. It's a quick change back to the liner. :thumbs:
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Re: Helmet refurb assistance

Post by Crimson » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:49 pm

All I did was get cushion foam from Joann and glue it in place. It was pretty low-tech.

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Re: Helmet refurb assistance

Post by TK471 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:13 am

I have a hard-hat liner in my MRCE re-mod helmet. That is a much heavier helmet too, and most of the time the top of the helmet ends up on my head, lol. I currently have the hard-hat liner held in with velcro, but I'm going to take the time to make a permanent placement for the clips (hopefully something that can be removed).

I actually bought the same knee-pads for helmet-pads you show in your first picture (shown inside an MRCE helmet), but I haven't decided if I want to try to switch to that. I think the foam pads may work nice, but would possibly just create more heat in the helmet.
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Re: Helmet refurb assistance

Post by syntax » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:58 pm

I've modified the internals of my helmet so that it fits better, so I think I'm all set for now....well, maybe. Still not sure what I want to do. I found a hard hat liner that I will probably install.
I've also looked into MICH helmet pads, normally used in combat helmets. They use a hook and latch velcro system.

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They can be picked up on eBay for around $25 shipped including the velcro.

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