Jump to content

How I installed lenses.

Recommended Posts

I don't know if this has been done or not, but I think that this is a cool way to install lenses. 



- Face Shield (Shade 3 or 5, or both! Or you can get a smoke gray one)

- Screw Mounts (or computer motherboard standoffs)

- Screws and washers that will fit in the screw mounts.

- Epoxy Putty or something that will hold the screw mounts in place


I first mounted the screw mounts above the eyes, two on each side, with the putty. It should harden in 5-20 minutes. 






Next, I cut out squares of the face shield to cover the eyes with room to spare, making sure that there is a good portion above the eyes to screw in. I drilled holes that are lined up with the screw mounts and did a test fitting.






After I was satisfied with how they looked (inside and out), I took them out and did a bit of cleanup. Mainly so that they wouldn't poke my nose, haha. 







I think they look pretty good!







The main reason why I did this was so that I could swap between lighter and darker shade lenses, depending on what kind of troops I'll be doing. Outdoors: put in the darker shade. Indoor: pop in the lighter shade so I can see where the heck I'm going. 


I'm sure this could be modified to your liking or to replace lenses easily. 


Also, if the putty/screw mount pops out from stress, just glue it down with some CA glue or whatever adhesive of your choosing. I had one already pop out, but it went back in easily, and it is holding well.


Also also, you wanna make sure that you get a face shield that is flexible enough to bend easily to the curvature of the eyes.

Edited by ehinote2187
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I really like this idea!- question, do you find that getting your hands and a screwdriver of some sort into the bucket difficult? I have larger hands and between padding fans etc.. Feel like screwing those lenses into place would be tough

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't think it would be too difficult with a small enough screwdriver. A screwdriver you get with a jeweler's kit or an eyeglasses kit would be sufficient enough, or precision screwdrivers, the ones that are like 1/4" in width and 3" long.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 5 months later...

Thank you, everyone! (Right on, Comrade Dave!)


Just an update, I did have another one of the mounts pop off mid troop, but when I got home, I just put a dab of CA glue to fix it. It ain't going anywhere now!


Still one of my best ideas to date, and I'm glad I could provide my fellow troopers with another idea.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...