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Helmet Padding

Post by gandalfbmg » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:20 am

So, I need some *local* advice on where to find some padding for the inside of a helmet. I'm thinking just some kind of foam padding, not a helmet liner or anything like that. And I'm looking local (not online) because I want something I can pick up this week and have installed before PCC this weekend...

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Post by kbfett » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:28 am

Joanne fabric has green foam padding. You can also use pipe insulation or weather stripping foam from the hardware store....Just don't get the fiberglass LOL
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Post by gandalfbmg » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:37 am

kbfett wrote:Joanne fabric has green foam padding. You can also use pipe insulation or weather stripping foam from the hardware store....Just don't get the fiberglass LOL
I'm probalby making a Jo-Ann's run Friday anyway, so that should work.

I have the pipe insuation stuff, but out of curiosity how do others use it? I've cut it in half to make half moons, and glue each flat end, but it still never sticks well and tries to come off...
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Post by judge_hellfast » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:56 am

EVA Foam hands down. You may be able to find Fun Foam pieces thick enough for padding. Unlike other foam, the EVA will not collect bacteria and fungus. Good luck on your search.
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Re: Helmet Padding

Post by cblackthorne » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:19 pm

I use mousepads and blue camping foam pads.

The mouspads work well if you only have room for a small amount of padding.

Blue camping foam is good for general padding, its sturdy yet soft and is available at any Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, etc....

Sometimes I will put in the mousepad layer and then the camping foam. This gives alot of cushion.

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Re: Helmet Padding

Post by madog5154 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:12 pm

I use the bump cap liners. Not the ones like in a hard hat with the big knob in the back these are smaller. They let more air around your head and are cooler than foam and you can hot glue them in just a few minutes. Just an idea.
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Post by gandalfbmg » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:21 pm

madog5154 wrote:I use the bump cap liners. Not the ones like in a hard hat with the big knob in the back these are smaller. They let more air around your head and are cooler than foam and you can hot glue them in just a few minutes. Just an idea.
something like that is what I use for my RFT helmet, but there's not much room to work with in these pilot helmets we're working on, and they barely fit over our big heads, so I just want a little something, nothing major.
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Post by gandalfbmg » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:21 pm

judge_hellfast wrote:EVA Foam hands down. You may be able to find Fun Foam pieces thick enough for padding. Unlike other foam, the EVA will not collect bacteria and fungus. Good luck on your search.
Is this like the 'foamies' sheets?
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Post by dennybobbutt » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:00 pm

I like using weather stripping it comes in different widths and thickness and already has sticky on the back side plus I like the channels it makes with my fans a distributes air evenly
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Post by DTR1 » Wed May 11, 2011 1:12 pm

I gutted a bell bicycle helmet and created a helmet harness. not sure how well its going to work but it seems to do well in my test fits. We will see how it works for trooping and then I will have a better idea if it's a keeper or not. I have not had any problems as of yet.

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Post by Foxtrek_64 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:17 am

I used the liner out of an old hockey helmet. It was a CCM referee helmet. Not sure what kind of foam inserts are in the new helmets, but this foam insert worked perfectly in my helmet with minimal modification.

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