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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-12-2007, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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helmet paintjob

hi everyone,i bought myself a new helmet the other day,so i`ve decided to try painting my old one,never done this before,so im hoping to get some help of you guys any tips such as what type of paint i need to use etc. will i need to get myself a airbrush or just use spray cans and stencils,and does anyone know of any websites for ideas etc. ...............cheers
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-12-2007, 02:20 PM
 
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Depends on the helmet.....Polycarbonate helmets should not be painted..the solvents that allow the paint to adhere also weaken the structure of the shell. Fiberglass, kevlar and CF can be painted with laquers...either traditional (cheap, rattlecan) or the two-part (expensive) automotive laquers....
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-12-2007, 11:35 PM
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Depends on the helmet.....Polycarbonate helmets should not be painted..the solvents that allow the paint to adhere also weaken the structure of the shell. Fiberglass, kevlar and CF can be painted with laquers...either traditional (cheap, rattlecan) or the two-part (expensive) automotive laquers....
What about poly-carb specific paints? Those aren't supposed to affect the integrity...
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