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Old 06-18-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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My brothet in law gave me a shoei with funky graphics. Where can I get it painted single color reasonably?
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:24 PM   #2
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you should not paint helmets
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:33 PM   #4
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The reducer in most paints will degrade the properties of the helmet and compromise the structure. There are certian types of paint and certian shops that will do it right but none are a "cheap place".
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^^ He's right. Most helmets are made from polycarbonate and the reducer/thinner can degrade the properties of it. That said, most helmets come from the factory with a clearcoat already over the graphics so it you only roughed that up without sanding through it, it seems like it would be ok to paint.
Perhaps some experts could jump in with their thoughts...

Fiberglass, kevlar and Carbon Fiber helmets can be painted more easily.
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They have helmet skins and vinly wraps, just look around I'm sure you could find something you would like that would keep you safe too.
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That said, most helmets come from the factory with a clearcoat already over the graphics so it you only roughed that up without sanding through it, it seems like it would be ok to paint.
Xactly. Paint away!
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They have helmet skins and vinly wraps, just look around I'm sure you could find something you would like that would keep you safe too.
Heres some that can be personalised
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how old is that lid? helmets need to be replaced every 5 years minimum. heat/humidy cycles, UV rays, and general age will degrade the properties of the foam inside. what model is it? is there a manufacturers date in it?

if it is over 5 years, or you dont know....it may not be safe to wear. allthough if that is the case, you can paint it with whatever methods you want, get something sick painted on, and itll make good decoration. just make sure it doesnt get passed off to someone else down the line whose life might depend on it.
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:31 AM   #10
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Took some pics with my new phone but cant link rhem to anything but facebook or twitter. I could e mail tho
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Ok figgered it out

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im guessing that is either an rf800 or rf900. i think rf-1000's were new back when i started at CG in like 05 or 06, and now the rf-1100's are on the shelf. im thinking that helmet is way past expiration. sorry to break it to ya. you could always email that serial numbe to shoei, or call them and they should be able to tell you the production date.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:27 PM   #13
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The owner of that lid obviously didnt ride nearly as much as I do judging by the miles on the bike it came with. Unless it spent its entire life outdoors in the elements I hardly think its unsafe
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there isnt neccesarily any visual difference between a good new helmet, and an expired, unsafe helmet that sat in a closet for ten years....it also has nothing to do with mileage...but whatever, dude...its your funeral.

it still amazes me how people just blow off helmet safety. i mean isnt that the one kind of decision where you do the better safe than sorry choice instead of the "awwww, it...itll work" choice?

this is your brain dude...not a french fry that dropped on the floor that is "probably ok" to eat. safe vs unsafe helmet could be the difference between injury or death. coma or concussion. skull cracked open and brains dripping out, or getting up and walking away. you never know...

its your choice so ill leave it alone, but now i can sleep better at night at least having given someone fair warning.
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