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    custom painted welding helments

    my name is i'm a welder for huggins bro. con. i just painted my welding hood thought it look good wanted to what ya thought.Name:  WP_20150907_23_13_56_Smart.jpg
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    Re: custom painted welding helments

    not particularly crazy about ad or painted welding shields but that's just me. if you like this kind of stuff, knock yourself out.
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    I have the same hood, but mine looks better. Makes me look like I'm moving fast when I'm standing still. Besides, you painted over the Miller Logo. I have since painted the frame around the lense the same as the stripes, just don't have a picture of it on here.
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    the miller logo i mint to do that its transparent paint besides your stripes are crooked & you,re strips are far off and spaced off, i wouldn't put it in any shows there bud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stacy szanyi View Post
    the miller logo i mint to do that its transparent paint besides your stripes are crooked & you,re strips are far off and spaced off, i wouldn't put it in any shows there bud.
    staceys; you may not care for his shield but you gotta give him beaucoup points for spelling every word in his post correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stacy szanyi View Post
    the miller logo i mint to do that its transparent paint besides your stripes are crooked & you,re strips are far off and spaced off, i wouldn't put it in any shows there bud.
    The stripes are in fact, straight. The crookedness you are referring to is due to the contours of the hood itself. They intentionally taper to the rear of the hood, too. I can also PROPERLY spell helmet, there is no N in helmet. But, anyway welcome to Welding Web. Maybe you will be OK despite the rocky start.

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    I'd love to do custom on mine, but then I wouldn't want to mess it up welding with it!
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    It's all fun and games with nice looking helmets until you start actually putting the hours on it. Just wait till it's overhead stick welding time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bistineau View Post
    The stripes are in fact, straight. The crookedness you are referring to is due to the contours of the hood itself. They intentionally taper to the rear of the hood, too. I can also PROPERLY spell helmet, there is no N in helmet. But, anyway welcome to Welding Web. Maybe you will be OK despite the rocky start.
    i don't spell real good it's just a dam hood it's going to get messed up anyway it just look cool
    i just started doing true fire flams that is the third thing i have done .have a good one and a cold one on me
    and were good wright hope so taik at you later

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    Ebonics??

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    Re: custom painted welding helments

    i cant imagine a home-made paint job lasting as long as the graphics on my stock miller lid.

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    Re: custom painted welding helments

    Looks good. Wanna do my nexgen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy_pop View Post
    i cant imagine a home-made paint job lasting as long as the graphics on my stock miller lid.
    That depends on the products used and how well you do the prep. Back in my painting days our shop painted a bunch of plastic football helmets pro bono for a local high school. I shot them in a dark green metallic to match the school colors. The helmets were washed down twice with reducer to eliminate the mold release agents and then wet sanded by hand with 360 grit wet/dry sandpaper followed by 400 grit. I used a clear plastic primer topcoated with a polyurethane treated with a flex agent.... it's over 30 yrs ago and I forget which paint I used but I'm thinking it was Imron. I saw those helmets years later and they were still looking very good. My Hobart AD came black with flames from the factory so I've never got back into customizing my welding helmets. I think the frog/flame camouflage looks great... well done.
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    Not my thing exactly, but I think you did a nice job!

    I like the fact that the Miller logo is now subtle.

    As others have mentioned though, learn how to use your spellcheck feature. This is not meant as an insult, just a suggestion from a high school dropout retired farmer.
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    OP, I'm guessing English is not your first language? I'm having trouble reading your posts...

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    Re: custom painted welding helments

    I customize mine a little more everyday.
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    Damn i like that there are classics as examples!

    can't wait for my speedglas 9100x to arrive in a few weeks. i have plans for it….sick sick plans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Needles View Post
    I customize mine a little more everyday.
    That method GUARANTEES no two will ever turn out exactly the same. Each is unique unto itself.

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    Re: custom painted welding helments

    Zombie thread..
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    Re: custom painted welding helments

    Ya to each there own..I know a lot of welders and fabricators do "describe" themselves by their hood. Most of the time us off road fabricator just paint our with stickers.. Here mine..
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