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Could some one help me out by posting a picture of the sponge that goes into the lid on an RS helmet and possibly give some measurements for it.

I've got some sponge to make a lining but not 100% on what shape and size this should be.

Many thanks in advance :)

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I've been following Mark's advice since... I got into these forums! laugh.gif

 

 

Ask and you shall receive:

Letter template

A4 template

A3 template

 

I took these from my SDS:

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Note that the original foam was thicker (and clear-turned-orange.) Cheers.

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John,

 

I've got an uncut RS helmet pad. I'll give you some pics and some measurements tomorrow.

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I've been following Mark's advice since... I got into these forums! laugh.gif

 

 

Ask and you shall receive:

Letter template

A4 template

A3 template

 

I took these from my SDS:

3636215939_3ea1e709e3.jpg

 

Note that the original foam was thicker (and clear-turned-orange.) Cheers.

 

 

Top man as always Vern

 

John,

 

I've got an uncut RS helmet pad. I'll give you some pics and some measurements tomorrow.

Thanks it would be good to compare the sizes, its for my RS lid so would be nice to use theirs if it differs. 

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I use a larger version and it completely covers the screws  thanks marv... I make tons of foam liners if anybody wants one.

9 plus shipping

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Could some one help me out by posting a picture of the sponge that goes into the lid on an RS helmet and possibly give some measurements for it.

I've got some sponge to make a lining but not 100% on what shape and size this should be.

Many thanks in advance :)

 

John, sorry it took so long... IT's only in my basement, not like I had to walk 3 miles in the snow to get this...

 

I went a little overkill, especially since this isn't a real, screen used sweaty smells 36 year old helmet sponge.... but at least you'll have everything you need for measurements.. I hope.

 

 

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Box knife.

 

The foam shouldn't be very solid, it's basically the cheap non-dense foam. If you're using the dense, pillow/bed type foam it will be hard to cut, but regardless, box knife is the way to go if you don't like the scissors. 

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I make a template out of cardboard and press down on the foam. then a box cutter does the trick

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You can always cut the foam with laser. ;)

 

I use a band saw or electric carving knife

 

Both of these seem a bit overkill.... but what good are we if we don't go a little overboard sometimes!

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there is a company that uses a water jet to cut foam.  For all those who follow Tim the tool man taylor.   binford has helmet foam cutting tools 1200 usd

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My band saw is very fine toothed for detail woodworking. It goes through foam like butter with accuracy.

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costuming accuracy uses 1" tan foam. you can find this at JO ANN'S fabrics

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