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Hey all, I am looking into purchasing a modular helmet since I think it will work out with my claustrophobia issue. Anyhow, Motorcycle Superstore has the one I want on sale. any color I want is $139.99, but if I purchase the gold, which I do not want, it's only $79.99. I like the idea of saving $60 and buying the ugly gold one and just painting it. Question is, how would I go about painting it, and what kind of paint would I need to purchase to paint it? I've never painted a helmet before, but I am seriously considering buying the helmet today if the possibility of painting it works out.



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Hey all, I am looking into purchasing a modular helmet since I think it will work out with my claustrophobia issue. Anyhow, Motorcycle Superstore has the one I want on sale. any color I want is $139.99, but if I purchase the gold, which I do not want, it's only $79.99. I like the idea of saving $60 and buying the ugly gold one and just painting it. Question is, how would I go about painting it, and what kind of paint would I need to purchase to paint it? I've never painted a helmet before, but I am seriously considering buying the helmet today if the possibility of painting it works out.



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Dan
 

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As long as there is no chemical incompatability between the new paint, the old paint, and/or the helmet shell any helmet can be painted.
 

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Thanks guys. Here's the idea I had for that butt-ugly gold helmet.





As you can see, I would paint it all white and then I would incorporate the tank logo on the helmet to match the bike. Just an idea though. I'm not really good at painting, but if I do go about getting the helmet and painting it, this is the idea I have for it.



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Every helmet info sheet I ever read said, no paint, no stickers. I'd buy the right color to start with. Tom
 

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To paint your helmet is to check the exterior shell of the helmet. It should be either made or thermoplastic alloy or polycarbonate shell. A safer way to paint your helmet is to go for water-based acrylic paints.
 

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As soon as you invest time and money into painting your helmet, I can guarantee it will fall off the bike or out of your hands and hit the ground. Don't ask me how I know. Also ugly colors are noticed more they say, so it is safer. Just put some stickers on it and the bugs don't care what color it is just before they splatter to death.
 

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I painted one of my helmets to match the bike. Wash it well with soap and water. Dish soap. Use a scrub pad while washing.
Make sure it has dried well. Put it near a heater. This is very important.
Then wipe it completely with rubbing alcohol.
Wipe dry and let it dry for 15 min.
Tape off areas that will not get painted.
I use green etching primer from napa auto.
Then rustoleum spray paints.
Let dry for a day or two.
Apply clear coats and you are done.
Pull tape and enjoy.
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