Hard Hats question

Dcerasoli123Dcerasoli123 Member Posts: 46
@K2Concepts i was watching the hard hat video and scrolling through the comments, the gathering at the back of the helmet you replied to somebody theres not really much to do about it. I was just curious as to weather or not thats a re dip or out the door to the consumer? Sort of a pick your battles kinda thing im noticing but helmets, hard hats and handlebars are driving me bonkers right now but i love it!!!! thanks guys!

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  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Administrator Posts: 14,172 El Jefe
    Like I said...there's nothing you can do about it...so if there's nothing you can do? It is what it is...I never re-dip and helmet...this is not "peel and stick" so you will have to learn to let go of your OCD...or not do anything that stretches or gathers...which would be everything we do...
  • NotSoFastNotSoFast Member, Moderator Posts: 3,558 El Moderator
    @Dcerasoli123 The crown of the helmet is wider than the front or rear. When the film gets to the top, it's pushed apart by the width of the helmet, then all of this extra film is concentrated when it gets back down to the narrower back of the helmet. Nothing trumps physics.
  • Dcerasoli123Dcerasoli123 Member Posts: 46
    Sold!!! im getting pretty good hits right amount of activator water temp seems good if i could get a gather of film in the back id be happy my most recent and seems to be frequent problem is im losin the film all together in the back like my dwell time is a little too long.
  • Dcerasoli123Dcerasoli123 Member Posts: 46
    @K2Concepts @NotSoFast Ya OCD is what it is for sure lol!!!!! Hey you cant blame a guy for wanting to parallel his mentors! Thanks guys about to do a hit... to be continued...
  • Outta808Outta808 Member Posts: 1
    I have a question and didn’t know where to put it so I put it here. I need some help I’m just getting into this Hydro dipping scene and wanted to know if I gotta scuff up the hard hat after I flame treat it or can I just lay down a primer? 
  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Member, Moderator, Business Ninja Posts: 10,494 El Moderator
    Outta808 said:

    I have a question and didn’t know where to put it so I put it here. I need some help I’m just getting into this Hydro dipping scene and wanted to know if I gotta scuff up the hard hat after I flame treat it or can I just lay down a primer? 

    This is where testing comes in. We don’t know how well your primer adheres to flame treated plastic. If using One Hit Wonder or other one step paint, you could just flame treat and paint directly.

    For HDPE parts, We flame treat, apply NanoChem adhesion promoter, then paint with Aqualac. But we have tested that combination and confirmed it is durable enough and adheres well enough to be confident. You will have to test your specific paint system.
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Member, Moderator, Business Ninja Posts: 7,760 El Moderator
    @Outta808 Keep in mind, any safety equipment that you modify in ANY WAY, should be sold "for decoration only".
  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Member, Moderator, Business Ninja Posts: 10,494 El Moderator
    Agreed with above. We had the company sign a liability waiver and release which basically states we are not responsible for any testing of the safety of the hard hats.
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