Learning how to refurbish a football facemask that has been subjected to the wear and tear of the field is not too hard. You will need a few supplies to begin, and some time to spend making your helmet's mask look nice. Following is some advice on how to refurbish a football facemask.
Materials you will need
- Your helmet
- Five minute epoxy
- Cleaning rags
- Dish detergent or laundry detergent
Come up with the cleaning supplies that you will need. Epoxy, which is used to repair any cracks or dents, may be bought at crafts, drug, home improvement or construction supply stores.
- Give your helmet's facemask a thorough scrub. Using warm water and a rag, scrub on it to remove any superficial dirt stains. Plastic, however, can hold stains very well. If some remain, move on to the next step.
- Mix some detergent and a little bit of bleach with warm water in a bucket. Dip the rag into this mixture, and firmly scrub the areas of the facemask that have stains that will not come off. After a few minutes of solid scrubbing, they should begin to come off. If the rag is not doing it, try using the rough side of a sponge with the mixture. Clean the facemask all over, and then you can repair any imperfections that it may have sustained on the field.
- If your helmet's facemask has any cracks or dents, mix a little five minute epoxy. After about three minutes, using a popsicle stick, toothpick, or any other tool, apply a dot of epoxy to a crack, scratch, or dent. Smooth it out, and allow it to dry. Epoxy dries to be just like the plastic of the facemask, so it can be efficiently used to repair the plastic imperfections.
Learning how to refurbish a football facemask that has sustained dents, scratches, and obvious stains is not too hard. Using the right materials, you should be able to make your facemask look new again.