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Tech Information => Safety => Topic started by: bearingburner on April 29, 2016, 08:01:02 AM

Title: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: bearingburner on April 29, 2016, 08:01:02 AM
What is the best way to form SFI roll bar padding to the bends in the roll bar?
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: kiwi belly tank on April 29, 2016, 08:52:09 AM
Buy the round stuff & zip tie it on so you can take it out if you need to.
  Sid.
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: Jessechop on April 29, 2016, 11:22:55 AM
Buy the round stuff & zip tie it on so you can take it out if you need to.
  Sid.

Do you have a link or part #? The only sfi stuff I henge found is just as hard as the cage itself
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: Ron Gibson on April 29, 2016, 12:18:04 PM
It will conform with brute force and a BFH. Kidding, It will bend to follow the bars.

Ron
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: Glen on April 29, 2016, 12:41:14 PM
Try Jaz products.
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: Joe Timney on April 29, 2016, 01:09:21 PM
Use the 1/2" Jaz and a heat gun to soften it up. I can drop ship some to you from Behrent's if you need it.
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: kiwi belly tank on April 29, 2016, 02:28:06 PM
Google is your friend. :-D
  Sid.
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=sfi%20roll%20cage%20padding
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: Dr Goggles on April 29, 2016, 03:08:09 PM
Buy the round stuff & zip tie it on so you can take it out if you need to.
  Sid.

Do you have a link or part #? The only sfi stuff I henge found is just as hard as the cage itself

Yep, it's job is to make sure the roll bar doesn't crack the helmet, it does feel pretty hard but it spreads the impact load over the surface without bottoming out
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: bearingburner on April 29, 2016, 04:27:22 PM
I got some from Jaz. Their Tech. Services had no clue on how to bend it. Tried a heat gun but the padding broke when I tried to bend 90* it broke. Maybe need to heat more.
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: kiwi belly tank on April 29, 2016, 06:04:06 PM
 :? If you have the formed stuff & you need to transition a 90* junction in the tubing, just cut it to length! Your helmet can't fit into the corner of the junction, it's round. :-D Or am I totally not getting what you're talking about? :|
  Sid.
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: ronnieroadster on April 29, 2016, 06:09:18 PM
Using the Jaz brand I had no trouble bending the padding into the cage radius. More heat should do it plus slow and easy.   
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: wheelrdealer on May 12, 2016, 11:35:56 AM
Use the 1/2" Jaz and a heat gun to soften it up. I can drop ship some to you from Behrent's if you need it.


Learned something again, Joe never thought about warming it up with the heat gun. Thanks,

BR
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: bearingburner on May 12, 2016, 11:47:20 AM
My problem may be that the padding is 4-5 years old. Always stored in box in basement but may have   
"aged".
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: Tman on October 01, 2016, 08:34:49 PM
Talking to the founder of Orange Aid a few years back, whos son is a neurosurgon and he let me in on a secret which I have posted here before. A standard pine 2x4 will pass the SFI test for rollbar/interior padding. In other words it is junk. I watched Eric from Alaska try and bend some JAZ stuff that had been sitting in the sun all day and it broke like a 3 day old breadstick. ISP, and others are at least working with better options. I strongly feel there is a lot of room for improvement here with the technologies we have today. Things like Zoombang that are energy dissipating and such.
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: panic on October 07, 2016, 10:17:03 AM
Helmet foam
Title: Re: Roll Bar Padding
Post by: CGoodson on October 30, 2019, 03:55:13 PM
I am using ISP Padding. ISP sends you the aluminum so you can fit and mount the bases. Then you send it back and they add SFI 45.2 high impact absorbing foam and cover with heavy duty CarbonX cloth. ISP has been very helpful on the safety withing the cockpit of my build. Everything from Head neck restraint to seat! I have seen ISP padding in almost every race car Motorsport.