Sorry if this has been discussed, but a search didn't turn up anything. The plastic part on the outside of my helmet is in rough shape. A few weeks ago, it started coming off my helmet, so I used some electrical tape to go around the entire plastic piece so that it doesn't fall off. Yesterday, I noticed that there are cracks in the plastic towards the front of the helmet. I put some electrical tape around that too so that it wouldn't continue to crack. My question is.....does this affect the integrity of the helmet in an event of a crash? I don't really care how it looks, I just want to make sure that I'm being safe. Any help would be appreciated.