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Can you paint helmets?

I am getting a new Arai that will be white. However I ran into someone that used to work for the family who does custom painting now and was discussing the track plastic. If he did the RC rather than me I might have him do the helmet also. Is there any negative effectrs on helmet life/ safety from painting them?

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Re: Can you paint helmets?

Painted helmets will spontaneously combust exactly 3 years and 4 months after the painting.
Other than that, no.
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Re: Can you paint helmets?

The solvents in an oil or acrylic-based paint will slowly break down the structure of the helmet's outer shell. You'll need a water-based paint, which could take several coats to adhere. Furthermore, the propellant in a spray can can seep between the pores of the plastic, and once the temperature increases enough it can actually expand enough to stress the shell to the point of cracking. Make sure you use compressed air. If you can get an adequate water-based paint, go with a lighter colour, as the darker hues can attract toxic mold, which will breed inside the foam cushioning and can become FATAL.


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Re: Can you paint helmets?

Ask CBRVFR...he's dabbled with a brush on his.

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Talk to CBRVFR...or do a search.
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Talk to CBRVFR...or do a search.
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Wow...I RedRider'ed RedRider!
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Re: Can you paint helmets?

I had my Signet done without adverse effect . . .

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Re: Can you paint helmets?

know many people who get them done. See no reason it would cause a problem.

Oh and that helmet is friggin sweet abtech.
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know many people who get them done. See no reason it would cause a problem.

Oh and that helmet is friggin sweet abtech.
It's been on the shelf for a few years now, but it still gets lots of comments.
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Talk to CBRVFR...or do a search.
first thing I did was 2 searches

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I am getting a new Arai that will be white. However I ran into someone that used to work for the family who does custom painting now and was discussing the track plastic. If he did the RC rather than me I might have him do the helmet also. Is there any negative effectrs on helmet life/ safety from painting them?
Dropped my wife's helmet off today at the airbrush studio. Haven't heard of any adverse effects besides the one's quoted by Phobe. But, it's worth the toxic mold to look cool.
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first thing I did was 2 searches
Here's CBRVFR's thread
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OK when I put in the title it comes up on page 3 I thought it would sort on something other than post date for an EXACT match

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OK when I put in the title it comes up on page 3 I thought it would sort on something other than post date for an EXACT match
I had a little trouble finding it myself. It helped to search only threads started by CBRVFR, but that wouldn't help if you didn't know he'd started one.


Edit: Cool thread though, eh?
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