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Cowboy hat style hard hats

Gunsmith53Gunsmith53 Posts: 198Member ✭✭
Hey guys. Does anyone have a video on dipping the Cowboy hat style hard hats, including the under side of the brim?

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  • Gunsmith53Gunsmith53 Posts: 198Member ✭✭
    I am thinking of buying a few and realing them but, it looks like there are a lot of different angles and different ways to do it.
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,571Administrator El Jefe
    Gonna have to be 2 dips...we have done a couple...45 degree angle on the top...you get what you get....mask off and redip the bottom...pretty straight forward...
  • Gunsmith53Gunsmith53 Posts: 198Member ✭✭
    That is kind of what I thought, 2 dips, especially id tryihng to bet the under side of the brim too.
  • Gunsmith53Gunsmith53 Posts: 198Member ✭✭
    I's love to find a video of it though. Just to get the image in my head and see where to start. I hate having to start over on anything.
  • Gunsmith53Gunsmith53 Posts: 198Member ✭✭

    Gonna have to be 2 dips...we have done a couple...45 degree angle on the top...you get what you get....mask off and redip the bottom...pretty straight forward...

    Anyway, thanks Jim
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,571Administrator El Jefe

    I's love to find a video of it though. Just to get the image in my head and see where to start. I hate having to start over on anything.

    Love to I just don't have a cowboy hard hat laying around...
  • LICCLICC Posts: 150Member ✭✭✭
    I am thinking of buying a few and realing them but, it looks like there are a lot of different angles and different ways to do it.
    Not really, there's only gonna be one way to dip that one, like Jim said...45 in with the top, mask dip the bottom. I can't think of another way to dip it. 
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 5,750Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    @Gunsmith53 gotta be real careful modifying safety equipment. Most hard hats and helmets void the warranty when you touch it with solvent... and there is solvent in almost everything we use.
  • Gunsmith53Gunsmith53 Posts: 198Member ✭✭

    @Gunsmith53 gotta be real careful modifying safety equipment. Most hard hats and helmets void the warranty when you touch it with solvent... and there is solvent in almost everything we use.

    Yes, I do understand that. For one thing my son had about 15 of his co-workers that were going to get their Welding helmets Dipped. OSHA didn't care. The new Safety director right out of College wouldn't let them do it. The reason though was, the Company is supplying the welding Hoods and when a employee leaves, they leave the hood too.
  • Gunsmith53Gunsmith53 Posts: 198Member ✭✭
    LICC said:



    I am thinking of buying a few and realing them but, it looks like there are a lot of different angles and different ways to do it.

    Not really, there's only gonna be one way to dip that one, like Jim said...45 in with the top, mask dip the bottom. I can't think of another way to dip it. 

    I agree one best way but, I would bet if I could find video's, there would be more than one way of people doing it. They may not be right, and there may be a one best way but, everybody does things different until they find, aTHE ONE BEST WAY.
  • Gunsmith53Gunsmith53 Posts: 198Member ✭✭
    LICC said:



    I am thinking of buying a few and realing them but, it looks like there are a lot of different angles and different ways to do it.

    Not really, there's only gonna be one way to dip that one, like Jim said...45 in with the top, mask dip the bottom. I can't think of another way to dip it. 

    Masking off the bottom of the rim would be a neccesity, and I do thing the 45 degree angle is right. I am still stuck on either rolling or maybe still rolling but, not like we would something perfectly round. I don't know.
  • Gunsmith53Gunsmith53 Posts: 198Member ✭✭

    LICC said:



    I am thinking of buying a few and realing them but, it looks like there are a lot of different angles and different ways to do it.

    Not really, there's only gonna be one way to dip that one, like Jim said...45 in with the top, mask dip the bottom. I can't think of another way to dip it. 
    Masking off the bottom of the rim would be a neccesity, and I do thing the 45 degree angle is right. I am still stuck on either rolling or maybe still rolling but, not like we would something perfectly round. I don't know.

    Once I can afford to order about 5, I'll find out. Too much other stuff to pay right now.
  • Gunsmith53Gunsmith53 Posts: 198Member ✭✭

    Gonna have to be 2 dips...we have done a couple...45 degree angle on the top...you get what you get....mask off and redip the bottom...pretty straight forward...

    Anyway, thanks Jim
    2 dips if you want the bottom of the Brim dipped? One dip if not?
  • Gunsmith53Gunsmith53 Posts: 198Member ✭✭

    @Gunsmith53 gotta be real careful modifying safety equipment. Most hard hats and helmets void the warranty when you touch it with solvent... and there is solvent in almost everything we use.

    What about the Waterbased products. I guess since they are HDPE and have to be either Flame treated or chemically treated it would be considered as altering the safety design.
  • Gunsmith53Gunsmith53 Posts: 198Member ✭✭

    @Gunsmith53 gotta be real careful modifying safety equipment. Most hard hats and helmets void the warranty when you touch it with solvent... and there is solvent in almost everything we use.

    Yes, I do understand that. For one thing my son had about 15 of his co-workers that were going to get their Welding helmets Dipped. OSHA didn't care. The new Safety director right out of College wouldn't let them do it. The reason though was, the Company is supplying the welding Hoods and when a employee leaves, they leave the hood too.
    But, I found out the Welding Hoods are NOT HDPE Plastic and don't have to be treated by flame or chemical. The Cowboy style hared hats are HDPE
  • Gunsmith53Gunsmith53 Posts: 198Member ✭✭

    Gonna have to be 2 dips...we have done a couple...45 degree angle on the top...you get what you get....mask off and redip the bottom...pretty straight forward...

    Get what you get. I have had to accept that a few times
  • DeviousDipsDeviousDips Posts: 1,235Member ✭✭✭✭
    With hardhats as far as I've seen it turns to the company if they will let anything be applied to hardhat. I do work for a company with my full time job that won't even let you apply a sticker to a hardhat. 
  • TroubleTrouble Posts: 265Member ✭✭✭
    i just tell most safety guys I purchased the hat like it is and they leave me alone. 
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 5,750Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    @Gunsmith53 Yep, flame treating is a big no-no too, makes them brittle and obviously changes the structure. I just leave them alone.
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,571Administrator El Jefe
    Trouble said:

    i just tell most safety guys I purchased the hat like it is and they leave me alone. 

    He he he...this made my day...
  • airtimegrafixairtimegrafix Posts: 2,110Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 22
    I just use abs hard hats. no flame treating! easy peasy!!
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 5,750Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    @airtimegrafix and ABS hat would be effected by solvent more than any other...
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