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Does anyone do it? what kind of paints? what process do you use?...are we talking automotive paints or of the shelf spray cans? I would like to do it but do not want to ruin the helmet
 

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thank you.....anybody try this....model paint is generally painted on the inside of the body and is therefore flat. I would like a nice shiny finish.....after the paint seals think i can go over it with a clear....I have seen all of these amazing lids painted by refurbishing companies....are they doing something you are not supposed to or just using the right paints?
 

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If you really want your helmet to protect you from head injury you will NOT use one over five years old and will NOT paint it in any way and NOT wear it if it's ever been dropped hard enough to mar the finish.

If your helmet is just for show, do whatever you want to it.
 

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thank you.....anybody try this....model paint is generally painted on the inside of the body and is therefore flat. I would like a nice shiny finish.....after the paint seals think i can go over it with a clear....I have seen all of these amazing lids painted by refurbishing companies....are they doing something you are not supposed to or just using the right paints?
Most if not all the paint jobs you see on helmets are on fibre glass or
carbon fibre, ok to paint, infact some manufactures have instructions of how to paint there helmets.

I have painted a couple of plastic helmets with a dry coat of plastic primer
then water based base coat followed by 2K clear .
It worked but I would not vouche for the safety of doing this, and I
would'nt do it again.
 

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I live in ohio. We don't need helmets. I expect it to protect me from a minor knock. But I'm not fooling myself. I don't want to do anything that will make the helmet worse. It's gotta be better than wearing a bandana with I just won't do. Something will always be better than nothing. Not messing around I want to wear a helmet and want it to look have way decent. I ll just leav it I guess
 

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Polycarbonate is one thing you don't paint. Ever. Polycarbonate also shatters on impact. Which is one reason that nearly every racing organization has banned it. I got a question though. Why do you not "need" helmets in Ohio?. Soft asphalt? Padded concrete? Car drivers that look out for you and are considerate?
 

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So I get the feeling everyone here ride their sweet old school bike with brand new full face yellow helmets with flashing lights on em. Sounds like I got my answer. Don't think I'm gonna paint it.
 
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