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  • #16
    Originally posted by 33motor


    LOL, that shows how much some people really read of the posts...

    Ouch, hey give me a break, I read that days ago and probably at 2:30am with my crying newborn daughter in my left hand to boot!
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    • #17
      Someone mentioned masking off the D ring and rubber. Remove everything on the helmet. You will have a much better job if you take it all off instead of masking it off.
      FTM - PTB

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      • #18
        http://www.dcfp.navy.mil/library/dcp...UserManual.pdf has the user manual for a firedome helmet and the warnings about painting it. I just thought I would add this

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        • #19
          Originally posted by BVFD1983
          Someone mentioned masking off the D ring and rubber. Remove everything on the helmet. You will have a much better job if you take it all off instead of masking it off.
          Most helmet manufacturers secure the rubber trim line with the D-ring. The D-ring is usually riveted into place; removing either the trim or the ring is usually an irreversible process.

          For safety: buy a shell, don't paint it.
          My comments are sometimes educated, sometimes informed and sometimes just blowing smoke...but they are always mine and mine alone and do not reflect upon anyone else (especially my employer).

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          • #20
            Cairns 1000

            I have a yellow classic 1000 and I want to go to black. I called Cairns and not only did they surprisingly not try to sell me on a new helmet altogether...they sent me directions on how to do it. I also inquired about just the shell...they want $205. Hope this is helpful...

            Cairns
            1-877-MSA-FIRE

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            • #21
              Re: Cairns 1000

              Originally posted by firetrux21
              ...they sent me directions on how to do it.
              Wow! What a change of direction for them, what did they recomend?
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              • #22
                Open Checkbook, Make check for $374.00 payable to Cairns & Brother. Please specify helmet color somewhere on check!
                Shawn M. Cecula
                Firefighter
                IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS

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                • #23
                  Fiberglass and Kevlar Painting Instructions

                  Applicable to Cairns 1000, 1010, 990, 970, 660C and HP3.

                  1. Inspect for damage and remove front piece
                  2.Clean the helmet w/ soap and water
                  3. Roughen the surface w/ fine sandpaper (not too much though)
                  4. Apply a coat of "recommended primer" from Sherwin Williams
                  5. 2 coats of paint over the primer (Cairns recommends Sherwin Williams Super Acrylic Spray Enamel)

                  There you have it...
                  Last edited by firetrux21; 10-20-2003, 02:38 PM.

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