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Old 02-25-2012, 07:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Welding helmet Rebuild final results

I repainted and and rebuilt it ...I replaced the autoshade with a single gold #10 shade lens and I like how it came out ..Tell me what you guys think??


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Was something wrong with the autoshade?
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Was something wrong with the autoshade?
x10 I love my speedglass autoshade. Ive seen a lot of guys do fancy paint jobs on helmets but they look like hell after it gets kicked around and splattered. I don't see the point.
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x10 I love my speedglass autoshade. Ive seen a lot of guys do fancy paint jobs on helmets but they look like hell after it gets kicked around and splattered. I don't see the point.
Well I bought the unit used for cheap but one of the light sensor came loose and in the process of repairing .I broke one of the auto filters and I don't have the money to replace it so I did the best I could with what money I have.. Oh I painted it because it was already painted and I just decided to repaint it ..
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looks good... give it a couple weeks and you`ll need another coat
black helmets ftw

at least you didn't paint it white
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I also can`t see the point to these crazy styled welding hoods.

To me because I can`t see the hood why get anything but black.

As long as the head gear works the lens does what it should a ample supply of cover plates I am good to go!!

Although I am tempted to paint my Hood Hot Pink so no one else will be caught dead in it . Maybe some pretty flower decals also.
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Mines carbon fiber, But I don't care if it was pink with daisy's painted on it as long as it works.
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Mines carbon fiber, But I don't care if it was pink with daisy's painted on it as long as it works.




I use the simplest of cheap, just with the addition of a gold lens.



Paint job looks good though, I often debate painting mine on slow days.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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after a decent day of welding itll look like poo. ive got a few different hoods at work depending on whats going on. one is the same speedglass with cheaters in it for little work .

even the nicer jackson boss with the factory paint job looks like shit after 6 months of it on the job. i did pick up a "SAVE PHACE" el cheapo cool ass looking hood and have been very surprised with the way its held up. i toss it in the gang box and it lives in there. gets thrashed and beat up but still looks fairly nice.

crazy thing bout the save phace is you have a full 180* of vision. better have replacement lens as it isnt something our airgas or sales guy has on hond typically. its nice for tiging small tubes and items where then normal 4.5"x5.25" makes you have to move the whole way around to keep the light on the auto darkening sensor.

*save phace link* http://store.cyberweld.com/saphfitekweh.html not related to the company in anyway.

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What is the benefit of a gold lens? I wouldn't mind updating my cheap Jackson but it works great for what I do.
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Gold lenes are a world of difference from the "green" ones. The are a real life color (everything is the color it should be... white arc, orange puddle, etc) not green. They have increased clearity over green, so you can run an 11 or 12 for high amperage welding and still see. They also tend to reflect more of the light away, for low amperage stuff (30-40 amps) I use a number 8 lens without issues. Anything over I use a 10.
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Good to know on the gold lens, I just got one because it looked cool.

I've been running ancient welding helmets for a while now, flip up lens for grinding and chipping slag, nice headgear that doesn't have an adjustment knob that'll strip its teeth in a week, and cheap to boot!
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Good to know on the gold lens, I just got one because it looked cool.

I've been running ancient welding helmets for a while now, flip up lens for grinding and chipping slag, nice headgear that doesn't have an adjustment knob that'll strip its teeth in a week, and cheap to boot!
the gold ones are supposed to be healthier as well because of the tinting it reflects more of the UV light away that can typically slip through a black lens. i know high amp stick welding like 250-300 amp stuff is far easier to see with a gold tinted lens.

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What is the benefit of a gold lens? I wouldn't mind updating my cheap Jackson but it works great for what I do.
Think of it as welding in HD.
Gold lenses are unbelievably clear, and they don't put nearly as much strain on the eye after welding for 9 hours.

Not as clear as one of the old school cobalt blue lenses though
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