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Old 07-10-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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Anyone vinyl wrap helmets?

My Shoei rf-1100 unfortunately fits like . I've been looking at new helmets, and after my long search I've finally found the only 2 that fit my noggin.

The RPS-10 fits perfect, as does the Arai Corsair V. Now with each of these comes a HUGE problem for me.

The RPS-10s are FUGLY! HIDEOUS! And I would want to vinyl wrap it if I got it... can that be done? If so, anyone know who does that around Houston, and how much it costs?

The Arai Corsair V in Fiction Black is beautiful, but $$$$
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:13 PM   #2
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Just get it painted. Anyone that does good air brush work can do it for you. It's kinda hard to wrap a round object.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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I thought it was bad to paint helmets
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:32 PM   #4
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It is.

I was under the impression that vinyl wraps have improved greatly recently, and that helmets can be done easier now.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:36 PM   #5
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Check into something called Plastidip, its almost like vinyl when its dry and done.

I've used it on my truck and bike, both turned out awesome.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:52 PM   #6
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Why is painting bad. And where can I get plasti dip? Can it do designs like that
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I have been informed that the exterior shell of a helmet does a considerable amount for protection combined with the interior of the helmet. Paint can eat away or chemically change the exterior shell, therefore compromising the safety of the helmet.

Perhaps someone can chime in on that.

I personally would think anything over what's sealed on the helmet already wouldn't harm it... except add weight, really.

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I have been informed that the exterior shell of a helmet does a considerable amount for protection combined with the interior of the helmet. Paint can eat away or chemically change the exterior shell, therefore compromising the safety of the helmet.

Perhaps someone can chime in on that.

I personally would think anything over what's sealed on the helmet already wouldn't harm it... except add weight, really.
It doesen't matter when you are going 160+ mph lol.
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It doesen't matter when you are going 160+ mph lol.
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Vinyl wrap can be done, but it requires practice, & working around the helmet shape... cause it needs to be split into sections. If it's generic color, you may find someone to do it cheap. If you want custom printed graphics, that gets harder & expensive. I'd call around to car wrap places. My company technically could, but I just can't recommend their work at this time.there was a thread on here where someone planned to start doing them, but cost was higher than interest.
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http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ht=Wrap+helmet
& unfortunately, he deleted the pics. I wonder if I saved them.
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