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Old 05-15-09, 07:30 AM   #1
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Painting bicycle helmets... theme ideas please

Im going to paint my bike helmet. I ordered red, and got a blue from nashbar. So now its a good excuse to paint it. Im looking for ideas for the helmet. I wanted to make something entirely unique. Im also going to paint my motorcycle helmets, which is a bit easier since they have much more real estate to paint.

I was thinking my helmet could be a ducati theme for bicycles? Can't afford the bikes, but it would look good on my bike helmet.
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Gasoline will melt styrofoam very impressively, wicked-witch-of-the-west style. Not sure what paint will do to a bike helmet, but there's the potential for a meltdown.

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Old 05-16-09, 11:13 AM   #3
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Helmet Hair.
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Old 05-17-09, 03:20 PM   #4
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Paint it flesh tone then spritz it with water to get the droplet effect then shoot clear. It'll look like your sweating all the time.
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Gasoline will melt styrofoam very impressively, wicked-witch-of-the-west style. Not sure what paint will do to a bike helmet, but there's the potential for a meltdown.
Exactely. No helmet should be painted, or even have a sticker put on it unless the sticker glue is specially made for helmets. All helmets should also be kept out of the sun when not in use.
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Wouldn't any foam safe (water based) brushed on or airbrushed paint be harmless to a helmet?
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paint it so it looks like an afro...might need some hair to go with that
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your helmet should be fine so long as you use waterbased acrylics, and then clear coat with another acrylic for added toughness.

I had an idea about a decade ago, to make helmets with clear plastic covers, that you could paint yourself...from the inside, so it'd havee that clear coated look. That was before the "in-molded" helmets, which I admit are much nicer that the older style where the tape kept coming off and then you'd lose your lid.

Ideas,....hmmm give it a bug theme, and add pipe cleaner legs, and wire/mesh wings.
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