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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Custom Helmet paint and what'not

I just got to thinking about some designs for a future helmet and had some questions. BARE WITH ME ON THIS.

Is there a way you could get high quality print/stickers made and then have them attached to the helmet and glossed over? The reason I as is that I'd like to do the design digitally rather than have someone paint it by hand. I don't think hand painted it going to get me the level of detail or complexity I have in mind.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 03:13 PM
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Re: Custom Helmet paint and what'not

There is a company in the desert in Cali called Area 51 they do custom everything in paint. They are very private and deal with an elite clientale.... If you get my drift I can give you the email offline. They are completly prostyle

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Re: Custom Helmet paint and what'not

I know that they can put a few coats of clear over stickers/decals. I know a guy that has vinal flames on his car and had them clear over it so you can't feel them and they never (or aren't supposed to) curl up or come off.
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Re: Custom Helmet paint and what'not

That's interesting, I'd love to find out more about this. I can't airbrush ANYTHING but I can do something in Photoshop that would be really cool. Does anyone have any links to companies that can print stickers. I'd guess the thinner the better.

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Re: Custom Helmet paint and what'not

I think many factory helmets are vinyl graphics under clear, and not paint.
cheap helmets arent even cleared.
stickerguy.com did a good job on the DML stickers, dont know if they do one-offs.
might try tapeworks too.
lemme know what you find out, i have something i need made too.
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Re: Custom Helmet paint and what'not

Newbie q from the old days,
can you nowadays put any sticker to any helmet and not worry about the glue or the sticker itself to soften or ruin the hardness factor of the helmet ?

I need to put some stickers somewhere from the trip put the bike has no room so helmet is an option.

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Re: Custom Helmet paint and what'not

they use many different plastics in helmets today. some may degrade. check with the manufacturer.



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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 04:57 AM
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Re: Custom Helmet paint and what'not

Thanks Howie,

will do.

It is a Ducati Suomy FullFace Gunwind Black Matte without that weird wind thing on top , so simple one, if anyone has the same and done the fingerwork for me yet ?

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