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    Simple welding helmet modification


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    Also helps with visibility. Keeps light from reflecting off the back of your lense and blinding you. As I get old.....er, I need all the help I can get.

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    Absolutely, I have used this so long, I totally forgot about the glare. Thanks!

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    Thanks theeddies! We've added your Welding Helmet Modification to our Welding category,
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    That is a good idea

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    Thanks. It has worked well for me.

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    Did it to my hood this weekend. It's a glare killer for sure. Thanks for reminding me of this tip.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    Good deal. You are welcome. All the best!

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    I did something similar, but instead of permanent rivets, I attached old shirt buttons (with a small piece of plastic tubing underneath as a standoff (about 2-3mm high)) and then used the sewing machine to make button holes in the cloth, that way it can be removed for cleaning/ replacement. A 1mm drill to make some holes for the thread, and then sewing cotton as per normal to hold the button in place, then soak the thread with CA glue once finished to lock it in place.

    My driver was glare first, followed by sparks second.

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    If I welded more, making it removable would be a necessity. Your method is a great cheap idea for that. I have thought of using button snaps in the past. Thanks!


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