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Old 05-06-2014, 04:41 PM   #1
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Yellowing of Helmet

Guys, two years ago I purchased my HJC RPS-10 Patriot helmet from Wild West Honda and I just noticed that it is yellowing. The areas that were once white have spots of Yellow. It this normal? Should I have it repainted?

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Old 05-06-2014, 04:46 PM   #2
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I think it's pretty common with white helmets with low quality paint/clearcoat. UV rays and all that shabang. The paint gurus can comment on that.

Painting it is personal preference.
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All clear coats will yellow in time with enough UV exposure. How long have you had it? It's not like you ride sun rise to sun down... day in and day out. Unlike a car or bike that might sit out in the sun all day.

I don't see how helmet paint should degrade in the normal life span.

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i have the same helmet and mine has done that as well. mainly the plastic vent pieces. they are replaceable if it bothers u that much. i use it as a back up helmet since i got a rpha-10.
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Altering the original helmet in any way (other than cleaning) and you'll void your DOT and SNELL rating. That means that if you crack your coconut while wearing your helmet (in a lawful purpose within the ratings of said helmet) you can't bring a case against the manufacture for any type of compensation for what every class of injury you might sustain.
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Who would sue the helmet manufacturer in the event if a wreck? I get that it can be done. Don't see the point. Not going to win that one. In other words I don't think voiding the dot or snell matters.
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Who would sue the helmet manufacturer in the event if a wreck? I get that it can be done. Don't see the point. Not going to win that one. In other words I don't think voiding the dot or snell matters.
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Hey if ya need a rpha-10 man I'll let mine go for $200 that looks like this white one

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[QUOTE=Volfy;3767350]All clear coats will yellow in time with enough UV exposure. How long have you had it? It's not like you ride sun rise to sun down... day in and day out. Unlike a car or bike that might sit out in the sun all day.

I don't see how helmet paint should degrade in the normal life span.

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I've had the helmet for about 2 1/2 years now. I was hoping HJC would be a quality brand that wouldn't yellow like this.
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i have the same helmet and mine has done that as well. mainly the plastic vent pieces. they are replaceable if it bothers u that much. i use it as a back up helmet since i got a rpha-10.

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[QUOTE=Volfy;3767350]All clear coats will yellow in time with enough UV exposure. How long have you had it? It's not like you ride sun rise to sun down... day in and day out. Unlike a car or bike that might sit out in the sun all day.

I don't see how helmet paint should degrade in the normal life span.

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if it's the plastic that's yellowing, fine grit sandpaper, or teeth whitening gel will do the trick.
if its the clear coat, well it's self explanatory - needs another clear coat. lmk if it works
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Who would sue the helmet manufacturer in the event if a wreck? I get that it can be done. Don't see the point. Not going to win that one. In other words I don't think voiding the dot or snell matters.
If it can be shown that the helmet had a defect that caused it to provide insufficient protection per it's rating, , while it was used in a lawful riding manner and a victim is killed or damage occurs that is within what the helmet is rated for, then the victim or families of said victim can file suit against the helmet manufacturer. Not to get a lousy $350 for a helmet, but for medical or emergency treatments. There's a pretty good degree of liability coverage that's required if a company produces safety equipment and it fails to do what they advertise/certify it can do.

But if the helmet is altered, the manufacturer will claim that they have never tested a helmet with those alterations and the certifications no longer apply.

However, Aria and Bell (possibly others) will allow you to alter your brainbucket "IF" you get the proper method advised by them on how to complete said alterations on said helmet. After you alter it (said helmet) you must send it to them (said manufacturer), have it inspected by them, and then they "might" re-certify it. That's what she said.....

If you mess with your lid, end up in a wheelchair drooling down your shirt because your bean got clunked, you can't file a suit against the manufacturer for providing a piece of faulty safety equipment.
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Whole lot of "if"s mentioned there. No look up how many suits against the manufactures have been won. My point is that nobody says " ! Snell wont like this sticker, ect."
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Your completely missing the point. So - "if" you don't understand, then I concede. Just ride safe this month. It's Motorcycle Safety Month. Next month we can all ride like a bat outta a very hot place.
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You got me. IM missing the point
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Dont put aftermarket parts on your bike so you can try to sue them also
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The legal theory of products liability holds that manufacturers and marketers of a product are legally responsible for injuries caused by defects in the product's design, manufacture or marketing. A manufacturing defect occurs when a product is safely designed, but something in the manufacturing process makes it unsafe. A marketing defect occurs when the product comes with inadequate warnings, faulty instructions or some other flaw that makes it unsafe. A design defect comes about when a product was designed in a way that was unsafe for its intended purpose.
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Not sure Aftermarket exhaust or powder coating rims, for example, are safety related products. My Dad works for the government and he says yer wrong. So there.

On a more dramatic note, Pop Culture Magazine reports that Brittany Spears doesn't even wear a helmet so she's not worried about yellowing effects. But of course, there's nothing to protect there anyway so.....
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Your completely missing the point. So - "if" you don't understand, then I concede. Just ride safe this month. It's Motorcycle Safety Month. Next month we can all ride like a bat outta a very hot place.
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