EFX Mandalorian Helmet Season 2

BudaFett

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That helmet really pops when it's free of weathering. The worst are those black splatter marks on the vent!
 

thebigtubig

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The black spots will Instantly come off with acetone.
I would not recommend using it on the painted plastic how ever.
 

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Baruopa

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Here are some better pics showing the weathering and black being removed. I’ve only done one side of the helmet thus far. For fun I also removed the weathering on half of the rear vent. I’m planning on replacing all the metal parts.
Hey so how'd you get all the black and dulling spray off? I've been going at it with 70% IPA with quetips and a rag. Making progress but it's taking a loooooong time. Is there a better/easier way?
 

thebigtubig

New Member
Hey so how'd you get all the black and dulling spray off? I've been going at it with 70% IPA with quetips and a rag. Making progress but it's taking a loooooong time. Is there a better/easier way?
I used 99% IPA and clean soft shop rags. I sprayed on the IPA then let it sit for about 30 seconds and started rubbing. You will go through a lot of shop rags.
 

Baruopa

Member
I used 99% IPA and clean soft shop rags. I sprayed on the IPA then let it sit for about 30 seconds and started rubbing. You will go through a lot of shop rags.
About how long did that take you for the whole helmet. And it positively doesn't affect the silver underneath?
 

thebigtubig

New Member
About how long did that take you for the whole helmet. And it positively doesn't affect the silver underneath?
I removed all the metal parts then went to work on removing the weathering. It took about 2 hours to remove everything and get all the black off.
No, the 99% IPA did not effect the metallic paint underneath.
 

Adam72788

New Member
Following up on my last post where I posted photos of the EFX Mandalorian S2 Helmet and my overall satisfaction, I found an area on top of the right visor that wasn't painted. It was a clear white line that they missed. Looking back, aside from that issue it was a near flawless helmet. I ended up returning it for another one, but in hindsight I should have kept the original. The second one I received was absolutely horrid. It almost seemed like a different mold because it was smaller. It looked literally black in comparison to the first helmet, the mandibles didn't line up, the visor lines were crooked, and the overall paint job looked like it was done by a 2 year old. I wanted to give EFX a try, but I think I'm done. There's no use in getting another exchange through Sideshow because EFX will just send another "Return". I might pick up a Boba Fett PCR because that seems to be ok, but their inconsistency and overall abysmal quality shows they don't give two ***** about what they put out. All of this coupled with their poor track record and the Biker Scout Helmet fiasco, the only reason Bryan Ono stays in business is because Disney / LucasFilm do not care to do anything.....seems like that with everything. ;) How Bryan Ono sleeps at night knowing his company puts out crap and he's stolen thousands from customers is beyond me. The funny thing is that if he and everyone else at EFX actually cared about quality, they'd arguably make more money and have a better reputation. I'll stick to Master Replicas.
 

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