Duct Tape Wrapping a Welding Helmet

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It was a rainy day so instead of wasting time on the internet, I decided to give my welding helmet a face lift.  In case you are wondering this is the Harbor Freight auto-darkening helmet with the blue flame stickers removed. This took maybe an hour to finish but if I add in taking pictures an hour and a half. Quick review on the helmet, it is reliable enough to the point where I would do this to it and it’s response time in darkening is what I need for hobbyist fabricating. Below you will see the end results and I am pleased with it.

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Follow along as I show you the process of what I did or just look at the pictures if you like. A lot of people are more crafty than I am, I just want to inspire a few people that are maybe a little unclear on what they should do.

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– You are going to need supplies.

– Duct tape, crafting knife and the thing you want to make pretty.

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-Pin Stripping was used to clean up the edges.

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– See the pin stripping makes me look like I know what I am doing.

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-first apply the tape and use more than you need to cover the area.

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– Then cut the extra off using a new blade on your crafting knife. If the blade is dull you will be pressing harder to get the same line, digging into your helmet or whatever you are covering.

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– See waves the ocean

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– Now I look like I know what I am doing again.

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-Now add some Iron Man mk3 inspired accents.

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-Look you got a fancy looking weld at is much cooler than junky blue flame. Just get creative with it.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Posted December 2, 2013 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    Wow, that looks like washi tapes. This is one great way of customizing your helmets and making it look fashionable.

  2. Posted July 18, 2015 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    It looks just great. I will give it a try on my helmet. Thank you for sharing.

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