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25 Jun 2014 - 01:12114314
How to make/where to buy a coloured visor?
The green one.
Side view.
Close up view (wrong colour, but they are all the same really.)

Just searching "visor" or "how to make visors" brings up those funny caps rather than the glasses-type ones. I have plenty of time to make it (a year) but have no idea what to make it from. The side details are not a problem (I can use my friendly plastic) but the visor part needs to be see-through so I don't walk into stuff. Any ideas would really help me, I am truly stuck!


25 Jun 2014 - 05:59114315
Personally I'd suggest perspex/acrylic. You can get translucent a4 sheets for a few quid off eBay. Cut out your shape (if you don't have any tools, a sharp craft knife and some patience will work), sand the edges, then heat form it to get the shape (use a heat gun, hot hair dryer or oven to get it warm and bendy, then hold it into shape. Careful, thick perspex does have to get quite hot to bend evenly).
The other stuff I sometimes use for visors is kinda of cellophane/window film, but it tends to be very thin and thus can get destroyed easily. It's not too bad if you have a frame to stick it to, and is generally the cheaper and easier option in those cases, but if you can, I'd suggest thin perspex.
Best of luck


25 Jun 2014 - 21:40114330
Thanks! I think I might have used perspex before (yonks ago, I must have been about 11) I can't believe I forgot about it!


26 Jun 2014 - 09:25114335
Quote Zelvyne:
The other stuff I sometimes use for visors is kinda of cellophane/window film, but it tends to be very thin and thus can get destroyed easily. It's not too bad if you have a frame to stick it to, and is generally the cheaper and easier option in those cases, but if you can, I'd suggest thin perspex.
Best of luck


The slightly thicker (but still flexible) acetate sheets you can get from craft shops could work too. Since a frame isn't possible here, attaching the ends to a hair band could work to keep it in shape...


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