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Painting the inside of my Helmet

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Could someone please point me in the right direction of where I might find information on painting the inside of my Helmet.

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I used the Plasti-dip spray. I had used the Plasti-dip liquid for years and did not (at the time) even know about the spray.  I seperated my helmet into the face plate and the bucket itself, masked off holes to prevent over spray, and put a couple of coats on.  It cuts down on internal light, reflections on my lenses, noise, rattle, and insulates. I am quite pleased I did it and do recommend it to those I help.

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I used Rustoleum 2x in glossy black.  I did this before the helmet was fully assembled, and taped off the edges and eyes with green frog tape.  I used a bit of Play Doh on the outside of the teeth to keep over spray from there (not needed if teeth aren't already cut out).

 

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Use more tape than that, though, I had over spray.  But mineral spirits took it right off.

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Definitely easier to do this while the helmet is in pieces, plus it will take time for the paint or plasti dip to de-gas and the odor to reduce and fade away, so best to do this when you know you wont be trooping for a while.

 

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8 hours ago, Helmshandcrafted said:

This makes me anxious lol 

Just take your time, ask questions, and post pictures of your progress to get more advice. There is a lot of good advice given here in this thread on how to paint the inside of your helmet. You can do it. :) 

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I find it easier to paint before trimming, less to mask, just mask the edges, I still add newspaper to the outside to make sure no overspray gets on the outside of the helmet, then I use a quick drying sating black, works great, dries quickly and doesn't reflect any light from outside.

 

Really not that hard ;) 

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I will add, the beauty of using Plasti dip Spray is you can actually and quite easily peel it off if you did manage to get a slight over spray.

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Some folks add cheese cloth with the plastidip too for some texture/weight.  Either way make sure you let it fume out a bit for a few days before putting it on... that stuff is smelly at first!

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