Lense installation help

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Badgerhunter27

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Ok I bought a tinted welding shield that came flat but is flexible enough to be bend, but the problem is how do I go about shaping it b/c I have ended up using up the whole shield which was like 3 lense's worth of material, because I first tryed just pressing it in but then it would move around and glue would get all over the place and ruin it. I then tryed using my g/f hair dryer b/c I dont own a heat gun and it did make it soft enough to bend but I either bent it to much or not enough and when I went to put it in the helmet the glue does not have time to set b/c the spring effect of the visor wont keep it flat and it ends up getting glue all over the visor and its crap. So basically what I want to know is how do I shape it so that I can basically just set it in the helmet and I dont have to hold it forever trying to get it stick. I was thinking of boiling it then setting it in the helmet so it can be shaped to fit perfectly so I dont have to try and figure out a way to keep pressure on it in time for the glue to set.
 

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marshon

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Ok I bought a tinted welding shield that came flat but is flexible enough to be bend, but the problem is how do I go about shaping it b/c I have ended up using up the whole shield which was like 3 lense's worth of material, because I first tryed just pressing it in but then it would move around and glue would get all over the place and ruin it. I then tryed using my g/f hair dryer b/c I dont own a heat gun and it did make it soft enough to bend but I either bent it to much or not enough and when I went to put it in the helmet the glue does not have time to set b/c the spring effect of the visor wont keep it flat and it ends up getting glue all over the visor and its crap. So basically what I want to know is how do I shape it so that I can basically just set it in the helmet and I dont have to hold it forever trying to get it stick. I was thinking of boiling it then setting it in the helmet so it can be shaped to fit perfectly so I dont have to try and figure out a way to keep pressure on it in time for the glue to set.
Try using a spring clamp like this:

Fitting the lenses

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The clamp does not need to be very strong it only has to hold the curve while the glue sets. I used hot melt and ran a bead round the edges.
Hope that helps.
 

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