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    Mr. Maximan1 maximan1's Avatar
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    I'm almost done with my helmet

    Painting it actually. I just put on a base coat now a gold coat and then 2 clear coats .

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    what kind of helmet is it?
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    You'll see tomorrow

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    i want to see now.
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    I'll get some pics of the helmet with the matching bike tomorrow...or is that bike with the matching helmet? I'm comfused

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    Hello max,

    Read the directions that came with your helmet. You are not supposed to paint it. Paint will damage the helmet in a way that you may not be able to see. That "invisible" damage will weaken the helmet and reduce it's ability to protect your head.
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    I was wonderin' about just that, Cleave....
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    that's why i asked what kind it is.
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    Maybe it's a WW1 Kaiser helmet with the spike on it.

    /almost as old as the bike, methinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave
    Hello max,

    Read the directions that came with your helmet. You are not supposed to paint it. Paint will damage the helmet in a way that you may not be able to see. That "invisible" damage will weaken the helmet and reduce it's ability to protect your head.
    I know that...
    My helmet is the cheap kind with the styrofoam protection part and a cheap plastic color shell part. I took the plastic part and painted it. Is there a difference?

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    Ok. I have 2 pictures here. I took each one on a different mode, so they are all different qualities.


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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    Ok. I have 2 pictures here. I took each one on a different mode, so they are all different qualities.
    Max - I'm with the gentlemen on the safety issue. Your head is far more important than a paint job. But I will concede that you did nice job with the paint (in other words, nic pics). But DO have your dad or a trusted adult check it out (take it to your local bike shop) to ensure it will protect you properly if you were to land on your head.

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    Wow, that seat is really tilted down! Either the seat is too high or you have really big,...er,...um......knees!:S..I forgot you was a youngster,'scuse me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz
    Wow, that seat is really tilted down! Either the seat is too high or you have really big,...er,...um......knees!:S..I forgot you was a youngster,'scuse me!
    I don't know...the seat works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    Max - I'm with the gentlemen on the safety issue. Your head is far more important than a paint job. But I will concede that you did nice job with the paint (in other words, nic pics). But DO have your dad or a trusted adult check it out (take it to your local bike shop) to ensure it will protect you properly if you were to land on your head.
    No paint touched the styrofoam part. At all. The color part was detached and painted seperatly, and the head protection part was just in the garage. I don't think that the level of the protection would be any different if nothing touched the helmet (especially not paint) in the last 3 days.

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    Mr. Beanz you might see me tomorrow with the helmet and bike...

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    New bigger pic just in case anyone wanted.

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    looks good, max. how did you reattach the shell to the foam?
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    You know Max, I think you may have a fine future in the custom bike business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dog hair
    looks good, max. how did you reattach the shell to the foam?
    Electrical tape It works

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10
    You know Max, I think you may have a fine future in the custom bike business.
    Thank you

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