Padding no longer glued to helmet shell
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01-17-2010, 01:36 AM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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What type of widely available adhesive is ideal for re-bonding foam to plastic for a hockey helmet?
I have a 12 year old Bauer 3000 helmet and the foam insert has finally fallen out of the plastic exterior. I don't want to buy some pricey kit from a pro shop, I just want to go get an adhesive at a local store that's cheap, and effective. I'm not sure what type of glue/expoxy/cement will keep it well bonded and free of any damage to the plastic or foam.
This commonly seems to happen to old helmets, so I thought someone here might know the solution. Thanks for any help!
Helmet manufactures and USA Hockey recommends that you replace your helmet every three to four years. One of the reason is that the padding in the helmet gets hard and then limits the protective power of the helmet.
However, if you are an adult, I guess you have the ability to play at your own rink with or without a helmet. However, if you are playing in a sactioned league and you are registered with USA Hockey, I think they require that you wear a helmet.
One of the things that I did was send my helmet (like yours) to a company called Maltese (
) There they can insert replaceable medical jell pads within your helmet. When and if they go bad, they are held in with velcro pads for easy replacement...very cool!
Hope this helps.
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