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Black rubber around rim of helmet

#1
Anyone know where i can get one of the black bands you often see stretched around the rim of helmets?

Ive just fitted a scrim net onto my helmet, but need something to hold it in place, and heard that the black rubber bands were perfect.

However i dont have a clue where to get one. Ive read other posts that say they come from tractor tyre inner tubes, or a landrover tyre inner tube, but where could i get one of these.

Thanks for any help
 
#4
You will need the rubber as tape dries up and falls off too quickly. Any servicing bay/kwik fit should have an old car inner tube lying about, tractor tube is too big. Just cut a piece straight across.
Also cut the rest out of the tube and flog them on ebay as reserve 49 para stock.
 
#5
You QM will usually hold a supply.

You will need to pre-stretch your band before attaching it. A long-weight is the best way of doing this. Ask one of your seniors to show you how it's done.

Any probs, let me know.

PB
 
#6
PB don't you have to suspend a long weighted inner tube over a bucket of steam to retain the elasticity? Best ask for one of these whe getting the long weight.
 
#7
PP, you're quite right. It's easier to demonstrate than explain though.

In my experience most NCOs can supply a long-weight without too much trouble. You have only to ask.

PB
 
#8
No, im sure the correct method is to use a sky hook to suspend the Rubber over the bucket of steam.....though i could be wrong!

Cheers Easy!
 
#19
FluffyBunny said:
Whilst you're getting the long weight from the Q stores, you'll need something to hang the skyhooks from, so ask for a short stand as well.
along the same lines, but easier, you could get a rubber band of a different color, go to the qm's & ask for some black paint. the trouble with thius paln is thou, that he may just fob you off with dpm paint, saying that it is better, but persievia & insist on black.
he'll do this as dpm paint is much more plentifull than black you see. :)
 

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