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PostSubject: my fisrt hdpe   Mon May 30, 2011 5:36 pm

hey guys i would like to get your take on my HDPE helmet.i will be posting picks of how it came and see what you guys think..
here are some pics, i got it assembled and it looks as if there is a thumb push by the right ear close the base of the helmet.what would be a good way to repair or cover that up????it is pushed outward so it should be ok?
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:40 pm

what make is that helmet?
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:52 pm

That's one of the sharper hdpe lids ive seen..

I would leave the accident thumb print alone. After paint and detailing it may be less apparent.

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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:07 pm

Looks like a Gino V3 to me.

I'd leave it alone as Mark said. And good luck! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:27 pm

doesn't look like a Gino lid to me - more like a TE HDPE really. Soft ears, next to no bumps, yet sharp traps on the Cap'n'back... weird lid!
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:40 pm

Maybe Gino recast his ear moulds one time too many? :D
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:55 pm

I think i have to agree with Dan , dose not look a V GINA to me Laughing , i think if it was a V3 G. it would still have the ripples and bumps in the back cap.
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:08 pm

R2Dan wrote:
doesn't look like a Gino lid to me - more like a TE HDPE really. Soft ears, next to no bumps, yet sharp traps on the Cap'n'back... weird lid!

I thought TE HDPEs had no tear bump ?
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:23 pm

[quote="moonwalker"]
R2Dan wrote:
doesn't look like a Gino lid to me - more like a TE HDPE really. Soft ears, next to no bumps, yet sharp traps on the Cap'n'back... weird lid!

I thought TE HDPEs had no tear bump ?



Thats what i got from Gino no tear bumps Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:26 pm

They do but they're not shaped like that or at least they weren't in 2007-2008. I think the only lids with tear details shaped like that are the Gino V3 and maybe Laws. Very confused but a very nice helmet.
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:46 pm

The newer batch of Gino V3 has the tear detail, while the the older V3's did not have have it.
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:22 pm

One of the first TE HDPE. Those were sharper than the last and had the tear bump (before he removed them from the molds... or made a new set of molds by recasting, who knows Rolling Eyes )

The color of the HDPE also changed with the time. Beige à the beginning, and finally dark grey and light grey for the last series.
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:13 pm

The newer batch of Gino V3 has the tear detail, while the the older V3's did not have have it.





Yes mate your right Gino added the tear detail on the new v3 and half the cost of the kit i think he felt intimated when the Simon helmet went on offer , anyway anoth about that T...ER , sorry to go of topic look forward to this build
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:24 am

thank you for your comments.i recently got this TE in a trade that is all i know.what steps do i take next?i will finish trimming and then do i prime it?if so what kind of primer do i use?i would like to do the chipped effect, how do i do that?i really want to make this look sharp and with what i have seen here you are the guys to help me reach that goal!!
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:42 am

The vocoder looks sharp on that.
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:36 pm

will be doing some more work here this week~i will post pics
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:28 am

hey guys do the teeth look thin in the pics....too much trimmed?
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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:51 am

The teeth look ok to me. Looking at the rs props original lid those teeth were trimmed out a lot.

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PostSubject: Re: my fisrt hdpe   Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:32 am

Teeth look great and remember every helmet was different, no two so far have been the same so it is totally subjective especially with regards to trimming.

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