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Painting the lid

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by The_Abyss, 7 Jun 2010.

  1. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 May 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    I don't have much experience in this at all, other than having it drilled into me during CBT etc that this just should not be done except with specialist paints, otherwise the fibreglass will degrade etc.

    So, if I want to change my helmet colour and keep it looking good for a couple of years, what paints would be your recommendation?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Bat

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 986

    IMO don't do it, it'll be very hard to get a decent finish and lids are not designed to be repainted. Buy one in the colour you want!
     
  3. Wyvern971

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

    Posts: 1,921

    Location: London

    ^^ This

    Or get it done professionally by somewhere that knows what they are doing

    Sudden Impact do a helmet painting service IIRC
     
  4. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

    Joined: 26 Sep 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Midlands

    For The Win? :D

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  5. VFR_KID

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Jul 2008

    Posts: 3,250

    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    From what I have been told unless it is an authorized company painting them your warranty on them can be void.

    I know its not in your imediate area but worth a try.

    http://www.bikepaints.co.uk/
     
  6. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 May 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Thanks guys.