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Football helmets.

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by showcase 66, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    Just got an email from one of our High School football coaches wanting to know if we could do Tiger stripes on their helmets.

    Has anyone done this before. I have seen helmet wraps and I am going to assume that is going to be out of their budget.

    Would cut cast be the best way to go? They said they would drop off a helmet tomorrow if I needed one.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. carter75

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    The decals we had on our helmets in high school were of a very thick substrate not as prone to damage. Regular vinyl and lam would damage very easily and look bad after minimal wear.

    The only way I would see it working was if the helmets were raw, you applied the vinyl and then a heavy clear coat was applied over the vinyl.
     
  3. Scott Reynolds

    Scott Reynolds Active Member

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    If you have a really good cutter, lam black cast with polycarb lamination. Polycarb lam is tough as nails. Applying the stripes would be as tough as the lam though. One stripe at a time with heat would take days. OK, sorry, Ive got nothing....
     
  4. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    This: http://www.pihydrographics.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25

    I think dipping them is the best option. Maybe RogueRoller would have some input. Supposedly he figured out how to print his own films.

    Otherwise you could cut a set of stripes, do a comp for approval. If it is what they want then tell them you will make the kits for the Booster Club to apply. We have done things like this in the past to help schools save money.
     
  6. MikeD

    MikeD Active Member

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    Have had success with the Convex material Pat supplied a link to above.
     
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    ucmj22 Very Active Member

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    I wonder if you could use hydro graphics like the camodip. I dont know how durable that stuff is though
     
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    SD&F Very Active Member

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    If you do the job, I'd like to see the finished product
     
  9. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    Thanks Pat. Looking into this stuff and possibly like what rjssigns and have the boosters put them on to save them some money and me the headache.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  10. john1

    john1 Guest

    Convex is the proper vinyl for this but i have used 651 and Avery A6 with success. Have done dozens of T's for the local high schools helmets.
     
  11. ekpolo23

    ekpolo23 New Member

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    hydro dip helmets

    Hi, Im new but wanted to reply to this , I run a custom sports memorabilia business and we have a guy who custom dips new and recon. helmets for us. The helmet is then coated with 2 coats of hi end auto clear or matte depending on the look and its tuff as nails , looks like it was baked into helmet from the start. Can get a little pricey though.
     
  12. DizzyMarkus

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