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Custom Made: Part 2

Custom Made: Part 2

Last issue, we showed you the beginnings of a custom goalie mask to be made by Protech Sport. Here's what happened next.

Part 1

Creating the mold at home, Issue 1 - see it here

Part 2

Last issue we introduced you to Michel Doganieri, owner of Protech Sport, a small company in Laval, Quebec. Asinstructed (and as we documented), we made the mold for our custom goalie mask and sent it to him.  He took some pictures of the process on his end, and sent them to us, along with step-by-step, detailed descriptions. 

1 - Preparing the negative head mold made by the customer, applying petroleum jelly to help for the demolding process.

1 - Preparing the negative head mold made by the customer, applying petroleum jelly to help for the demolding process.

2 - Measuring quantity of plaster of Paris and water.

3 - Mixing the plaster of Paris until it becomes like paste.

4 - Pouring the plaster of Paris in the negative head mold.

5 - Fixing post in the head mold and placing it on a stand on the work table.

6   - Removing the positive head mold from the negative head mold.

6  - Removing the positive head mold from the negative head mold.

7  - Measuring temple, cheeks and jaws process to find out the appropriate shell according to the positive head mold.

8  - Checking the selected shell to confirm that it is the right fit to the measurement results.

9 - Preparing the mold for the lamination process.

10  - Mixing epoxy resin and catalyst for the lamination.

11 - Position kevlar top pieces inside the mold.

12  - Position kevlar bottom pieces inside the mold.

13  - Lamination using a brush to apply the epoxy resin.

14 / 15  - Once the lamination is done and epoxy has cured after 12 hours, the mask is removed from the mold and the measuring for the cage opening, vent holes , chin drop length , ears side and top length.

16 - Once the measuring is done and verified, it’s the cutting process using a jigsaw .

17 -  Drilling Process.

17 - Drilling Process.

Next issue, the finished mask.