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Author Topic: lets see your 3/4 helmets (only)  (Read 30922 times)

Offline Swapmeet Louie

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Re: lets see your 3/4 helmets (only)
« Reply #70 on: Jul 01, 2012, 14:43:54 »
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Offline Call Of Doodie

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Re: lets see your 3/4 helmets (only)
« Reply #71 on: Jul 04, 2012, 22:45:16 »
More done on the helmet.  Its a little over the top, but I have other helmets for when Im not looking for so much attention.  Still needs some clear coat.




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Offline Captmilk76

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Re: lets see your 3/4 helmets (only)
« Reply #72 on: Jul 06, 2012, 10:56:08 »
Is it big balls painting a helmet? I've never tried it but i'm thinking of trying. I love the look of these 3/4 helmets. I have a ginormous head. I wear a xxxl, so i'd probably look funny in a 3/4, but I don't care I still want one.

Offline veloracermike

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lets see your 3/4 helmets (only)
« Reply #73 on: Jul 25, 2012, 13:38:22 »
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Offline MILKY

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Re: lets see your 3/4 helmets (only)
« Reply #74 on: Jul 26, 2012, 12:36:16 »





nice.. old school tatts mate.. you got crossed hammers down there too.. WEST HAM fan?

Offline RealSaltBlake

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Re: lets see your 3/4 helmets (only)
« Reply #75 on: Jul 30, 2012, 15:23:56 »
nice.. old school tatts mate.. you got crossed hammers down there too.. WEST HAM fan?

Haha spotted.

Offline MILKY

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Re: lets see your 3/4 helmets (only)
« Reply #76 on: Jul 31, 2012, 09:42:48 »
Haha spotted.

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Offline chicken0207

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Re: lets see your 3/4 helmets (only)
« Reply #77 on: Aug 15, 2012, 21:40:36 »
More done on the helmet.  Its a little over the top, but I have other helmets for when Im not looking for so much attention.  Still needs some clear coat.


Untitled by bailey_james62@ymail.com, on Flickr


Untitled by bailey_james62@ymail.com, on Flickr

Do you know if the helmet was sanded down before it got painted , i want to have an artist friend do my helmet but i want to put on a coat of rusty brown colored paint and i dont know if i need to sand it down and then paint it with base color , then have the art put on , then clear coat it or how to do it.
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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: lets see your 3/4 helmets (only)
« Reply #78 on: Aug 15, 2012, 22:07:21 »
Is it a vintage helmet? Old ones are smooth plastic shells that have been painted from the inside unless it's a solid color that's been molded in colored plastic. Anyhow... Of you're painting on plastic, you do want to evenly scuff the surface before the base coat. Paint + glass smooth surfaces = peeling paint. Make sure you use a primer made for plastic as well.

Now, some vintage helmets are fibreglass that has been painted. If the paint is in good condition than just scuff and spray. A nice coat of filler primer (in both instances) is always nice. Let it dry completely and wet sand it. Prep is key to a good paint job.

Now, if there are decals on the helmet, they'll obviously need removed. Not just the decal but any remaining adhesive. Remember the whole " prep is key"?

Now for the disclaimer...

If your painting a vintage lid, this doesn't matter as your helmet stopped being functional from a safety standpoint a loooong time ago. But if you're going to paint a new bucket, be aware that paint is made of chemicals. Chemicals that oft times react very poorly with plastic. Some paints (More so the solvents used to keep it liquid In the can) will ruin the integrity of the shell, rendering the helmet basically useless from a safety standpoint.

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Offline chicken0207

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Re: lets see your 3/4 helmets (only)
« Reply #79 on: Aug 15, 2012, 22:15:00 »
Is it a vintage helmet? Old ones are smooth plastic shells that have been painted from the inside unless it's a solid color that's been molded in colored plastic. Anyhow... Of you're painting on plastic, you do want to evenly scuff the surface before the base coat. Paint + glass smooth surfaces = peeling paint. Make sure you use a primer made for plastic as well.

Now, some vintage helmets are fibreglass that has been painted. If the paint is in good condition than just scuff and spray. A nice coat of filler primer (in both instances) is always nice. Let it dry completely and wet sand it. Prep is key to a good paint job.

Now, if there are decals on the helmet, they'll obviously need removed. Not just the decal but any remaining adhesive. Remember the whole " prep is key"?

Now for the disclaimer...

If your painting a vintage lid, this doesn't matter as your helmet stopped being functional from a safety standpoint a loooong time ago. But if you're going to paint a new bucket, be aware that paint is made of chemicals. Chemicals that oft times react very poorly with plastic. Some paints (More so the solvents used to keep it liquid In the can) will ruin the integrity of the shell, rendering the helmet basically useless from a safety standpoint.

Now, get to work...

Its a modern bucket, i figured i would have to sand back all the paint i can, them put a filler primer on it (it has had a used life in a few places) then spray it with the color before having it drawn on and clear coated. That is the correct process right ?
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