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My Helmet Mohawk made of a scrubbing brush

When I saw this instructable a few months ago, I decided to make my own "Helmet Mohawk". So I bought a cheap Helmet (11€) for trying it.

First, I tried making the Mohawk following the "METHOD 2: FUZZY CLOTH" described in the instructable made by dan. But I couldn't find that kind of long hair fuzzy cloth.

Then, after some time thinking in what to use instead of that cloth, I "invented" a third method for doing it. I bought a scrubbing brush and I took out the plastic bristles. Then, I made some holes with a drill. Filling the holes with hot glue and putting inside them the plastic bristles was all I had to do to finish my work.

Oh, I forgot. I added some stickers too. I hope you like it.

PD: I'm Spanish, sorry if I committed any grammar mistake.
jongscx3 years ago
Wait, you're basically drilling a bunch of holes in a line along the center of the helmet looks like it would just cause the whole thing to split in the event of a major crash...

I really recommend AGAINST doing this, or anything that would weaken the structure of the helmet.
Jujitsu-Man (author)  jongscx3 years ago
Well, the holes are just 2mm deep. They don't even touch the inner hard foam, only the thin plastic around it, which is very flexible.

In my opinion, the helmet is not less safe for doing this. I can guarantee you that "the whole thing" wont split. Basically, a bike helmet is safe for the single piece hard foam structure in the inner side, which still untouched. I think that even if you drill a few mm inside it, it will remain safe.

At least, it looks like that with the helmet in my hands. You can do it and see what I'm saying if you want ;-)
possibly. I agree though that on these kinds of bike helmets, the plastic is just to protect the foam if anything. I had thought you'd punched holes all the way through, I didn't see an explanation.

Anyways...
lemonie3 years ago

it looks nicer but it'll be weaker for having holes drilled in it.

L
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