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09-29-2011, 04:51 PM
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Padding in helmet

I've got an RBK 8k helmet that I've had for about a year now and some of the padding is starting to come unglued and peeling back a little bit. Is there anything out there that someone can recommend besides super glue to keep the padding from falling out?

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I've got an RBK 8k helmet that I've had for about a year now and some of the padding is starting to come unglued and peeling back a little bit. Is there anything out there that someone can recommend besides super glue to keep the padding from falling out?
on another board, it was mentioned by one of the owners that liquid nails (for small jobs) is a good choice.

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on another board, it was mentioned by one of the owners that liquid nails (for small jobs) is a good choice.
I've used Liquid Nails before, but not their "small projects" product, I used their "home repairs" product. Haven't used it for this specific purpose, but has generally worked great for me for plastics in general.

I had the same problem with a CCM V10 helmet, but it happened right after I bought it and the store just gave me a new one (which has held up), so never tried to repair it myself. Rbk/CCM (same company) make nice helmets, but they really gotta improve the glue they use, it blows.

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I've used Liquid Nails before, but not their "small projects" product, I used their "home repairs" product. Haven't used it for this specific purpose, but has generally worked great for me for plastics in general.

I had the same problem with a CCM V10 helmet, but it happened right after I bought it and the store just gave me a new one (which has held up), so never tried to repair it myself. Rbk/CCM (same company) make nice helmets, but they really gotta improve the glue they use, it blows.
Yep, the rear pad in my 6K has always been a little loose (doesn't seem like they applied the glue very far out from the center. I have had it for about a year, and it still hasn't fallen off but it is likely a matter of time.

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My M11 just uses staples... o.O

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I've used Liquid Nails before, but not their "small projects" product, I used their "home repairs" product. Haven't used it for this specific purpose, but has generally worked great for me for plastics in general.

I had the same problem with a CCM V10 helmet, but it happened right after I bought it and the store just gave me a new one (which has held up), so never tried to repair it myself. Rbk/CCM (same company) make nice helmets, but they really gotta improve the glue they use, it blows.
yeah, had issues with my 6k and ended up getting rid of it in favor of a bauer 5100 for the vn, which surprisingly fit my head well.
but to be fair, i saw the same issues with a few bauer 9900's in a lhs that were brand new.

if i'd have known about the liquid nails thing back then, i'd probably still have my 6k.

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I would just use cheap super glue...used some last week to glue some foam to plastic for an electronic drum trigger and it's held up really well considering I'm beating on it with a drumstick.

Almost every helmet I've had the padding comes unglued at some point. Theoretically you're supposed to replace it every few years, but you could re-glue if it falls off early. So long as the foam's in good shape you'll be fine.

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Gorilla glue. I use it for everything I glue and the stuff's amazing. I've used it to add padding to existing helmets that had gaps as well. Follow the instructions to the letter though.

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Gorilla glue. I use it for everything I glue and the stuff's amazing. I've used it to add padding to existing helmets that had gaps as well. Follow the instructions to the letter though.
Gotta watch out for that stuff tho. If you put too much on it will expand like crazy. Based on the amount of expansion even on small amounts, I would try to find something else

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Gotta watch out for that stuff tho. If you put too much on it will expand like crazy. Based on the amount of expansion even on small amounts, I would try to find something else
Yup. You gotta follow the instructions exactly. If you just slap it on like Elmer's it makes a mess and doesn't hold well either. I've used it for all sorts of stuff and it holds like a weld if you do it right.

I always add a little padding to my helmets to customize the fit and it works great for that.

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I just use super glue.

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Contact Cement. Works very well,waterproof as well.

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My 4 year old 8K is in perfect condition inside... Guess I must be the only one then!

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