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help... leather helmet repaint
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I was wondering if there was anyone out there that has repainted there leather helmet them self's and had any tips on how to get all of the paint off before they repainted it. i just bought a new…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Weddington Mar 17, 2011.

 

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Kurt Weddington replied to Jacob Smith's discussion help... leather helmet repaint
"Best bet will be to get the helmet down to the bare leather.  That way none of the old paint will try to flake off when you go into a fire.  If i remember it took me about 90 minutes of blasting to get it all the way clean.  But I had…"
Mar 17, 2011
Robert Riggan replied to Jacob Smith's discussion help... leather helmet repaint
"Thank you! I will will put a picture up after i finish it, also do i need to take all the paint off the helmet before heating and painting or just take a piece of sandpaper and rough it up first?"
Mar 17, 2011
Kurt Weddington replied to Jacob Smith's discussion help... leather helmet repaint
"If you heat the helmet up first it opens the pores of the leather up to let the paint soak into the leather more.  This way the paint is actually inside the leather and not just on top of it."
Mar 15, 2011
Dave LeBlanc replied to Jacob Smith's discussion help... leather helmet repaint
"I have never heated any of the helmets I painted and had good results with all of them....."
Mar 15, 2011
Robert Riggan replied to Jacob Smith's discussion help... leather helmet repaint
"I have mine before and it seems to chip off very easly. I have heard that you had to heat the helmet but this is the first time i have heard of someone doing it. Do you heat the helmet prier to painting and if so do you paint the helmet while it is…"
Mar 15, 2011
Kurt Weddington replied to Jacob Smith's discussion help... leather helmet repaint
"I have repainted 2 of my leather helmets now.  First took all the hardware off that I could.  Took my sandblaster and blasted away all the paint, this can take some time to do.  Cleaned up all the sand and looked for any hidden…"
Mar 6, 2011
frank cuoccio replied to Jacob Smith's discussion help... leather helmet repaint
"My wife had bought me a new a new N5a leather helmet a couple of years ago for christmas.  when i got the helmets in my fh were yellow, 6 months later they changed all ther helmets to black.  i explored all options, brought to body…"
Feb 4, 2011
Dave Stacy replied to Jacob Smith's discussion help... leather helmet repaint
"citrus strip works great.  I've done a couple of helmets by using the strip until all the paint is removed.  then let the helmet air dry for a good amount of time.  I then used a "high heat" primer and "high…"
Feb 4, 2011
Dave LeBlanc replied to Jacob Smith's discussion help... leather helmet repaint
"    I just re-did this helmet for a friend using the method I described before.  I had some issues that I think were mostly related to it being too cold in my garage during some of the steps.  I was very happy with how it came…"
Feb 4, 2011
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Dec 6, 2010
Frank Ricci left a comment for Jacob Smith
"Jacob, check out our group we could use your input! Tactical Building Blocks Group"
Oct 20, 2010
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Sep 5, 2010
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Mar 5, 2010
Jacob Smith replied to Jason Hoevelmann's discussion What Would You Have Done?
"i would have to agree, not being an officer. i am assuming that my officer would do a hot lap and communicate that the fire was in the basement. then it's up to us the firefighters to pull the right lenght of hose to hit the fire in the…"
Jan 29, 2010
Jacob Smith replied to Andrew DeLair's discussion VVS Vertical Ventilation Step -New Invention/ Product
"don't get me wrong i haven't personaly tried it out i have only seen it a few times, i think it's a great tool to be used in the right situations ( steep roof's, ice, and moss, like you said ), it's like any tool of the fire…"
Dec 9, 2009
Jacob Smith replied to Jeff Schwering's discussion YOU MAKE THE CALL in the group Pandora's Box
"This is a interesting cituation one that would boggle my mind for a little bit, is there truly a child or somone up there at all? Once you decide on if there's life up there it all depends on what crew you have on your rig. if your C crew…"
Dec 9, 2009

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Lives in:
Olympia, Wa
Department:
Black Lake Fire Department
Title/rank:
Firefighter
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
the direction of the department
lack of training
lack of pride and tradition
Professional Qualifications:
IFSAC FF1, FF2
IFSAC Instructor 1
Wildland FF1

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At 1:30pm on October 20, 2010, Frank Ricci said…
Jacob, check out our group we could use your input! Tactical Building Blocks Group
 
 
 

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