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    for all those who where new yorkers i have a question?
    if you can see though the brim because it cracked and pieces fell out should it be taken out of service?


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    Well I dont have or wear a New Yorker, but if its cracked in any shape way or form, it needs to be put OOS.
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    I am assuming the area around the wire rim has worn through. The brim isn't part of the protective ensembe requrired by OSHA so it doesn't matter to them. Although it might matter to your dept.

    I know many guys who have the same condition on thier lids but it really isn't an issue. Take it to a cobbler (shoe guy) and have him place a new strip of leather over the rear exposed edge. It will give you many more years of service.

    Also Bondo always worked well for many guys I know.

    If it is that serious though just get a new one. Or have Cairns fix it if they can.

    If the shell it self is damaged with a hole in it then yes it should be OOS.

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    can see though the brim because it cracked and pieces fell out
    TAKE IT OUT OF SERVICE. The condition should have answered that question itself.

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    If this question had to be asked, then its no wonder we still keep getting hurt.

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    I knew a firefighter who had a very "salty" old New Yorker. He bought it used over 15 years ago and at that time it already saw hell and back. He wore it for a few years...

    One day he was gathering his gear at the end of the tour and accidentally dropped it on the apparatus floor.

    It literally disintegrated.

    He got himself another leather lid and takes care of this one.

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    If the wear and tear is not a result of your using the helmet it should never have been on you head to begin with. Get them new and salt them yourself.

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    Originally posted by Engine11
    for all those who where new yorkers i have a question?
    if you can see though the brim because it cracked and pieces fell out should it be taken out of service?
    *wear

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    BONDO. It works wonders on Leather Helmets.

    We have a guy who is an Auto Painter and he paints and repairs Leather Helmets on the side. He just goes to the Fire Store and Cairns and buys the stuff and does it in the paint booth. He is really good....if you got one that needs fixing, shoot me a P.M. and if you are close enough he might be able to fix it. He does take a little while as it isn't his full time job, but he does great work.
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    Try Marine Tech, found in a marine supply store. It hardens like a rock when it dries and can be sanded and painted.

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