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FIBREGLASS VS PLASTIC HELMETS INFORMATION

SNOWTROOPER HELMET

MOST HELMETS LISTED IN THE SHOP DO COME IN TWO VARIANTS.

INDUSTRY STANDARD FIBREGLASS AND POLYURETHANE PLASTIC RESIN.

THE FIBREGLASS HELMETS CONSIST OF TWO LAYERS OF POLYESTER GELCOAT,GLASS FIBRE LAMINATE AND FLOWCOATED INTERIOR.

THE FIBREGLASS VERSIONS ARE SUPERIOR IN THE OVERALL STRENGTH OF THE FINISHED HELMET AND THEY HAVE EXCELLENT IMPACT RESISTANCE.THE OVERALL WEIGHT GIVES THE HELMET A SOLID FEEL AND THIS VERSION WOULD BE MORE SUITED FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES.

A FINISHED STORMTROOPER HELMET IN FIBREGLASS WEIGHS APPROX 950 GRAMS.

THE PLASTIC HELMETS ARE PRODUCED FROM POLYURETHANE PLASTIC RESIN.

APPROX 5-6 LAYERS ARE USED PER HELMET AND SOME OF THE LAYERS HAVE FILLITE FILLER POWDERS ADDED FOR STRENGTH.

THE CAST PLASTIC HELMETS HAVE SOME IMPACT RESISTANCE ALTHOUGH NOT AS STRONG AS FIBREGLASS CONSTRUCTED HELMETS.THE FINISHED HELMETS ARE NOTABLY LIGHTER THAN THE FIBREGLASS VERSION.

A FINISHED STORMTROOPER HELMET IN PLASTIC WEIGHS APPROX 500 GRAMS.

THE DECISION ON WHICH CONSTRUCTION TO CHOOSE MAINLY COMES DOWN TO WHAT THE HELMETS PURPOSE WILL BE.

PLASTIC HELMETS ARE BETTER FOR COSTUMING AND FIBREGLASS WOULD BE BETTER SUITED FOR DISPLAY HELMETS ALTHOUGH IF YOU ARE COSTUMING AND EXPECTING THE HELMET TO BE KNOCKED FIBREGLASS WOULD BE MORE ADVISABLE.

BOTH VERSIONS CAN ALSO BE REPAIRED VERY EASY IF THE SURFACE DOES BECOME DAMAGED IN ANY WAY.

IN APPEARANCE THE HELMETS DO LOOK IDENTICAL WHEN FINISHED AND NEITHER CONSTRUCTION OFFERS ANYTHING BETTER IN VISUAL APPEARANCE.

PLEASE CONTACT IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHICH IS BEST FOR YOUR REQUIREMENTS.