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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-19-2014, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Colour matching a new helmet.

Hey folks,

Just bought a new helmet last night and I am wanting to paint it to match my black/graphite/red pinstriped 2014 900 Classic. Leaning toward Color-rite although I'm not diggin the price and I've read that some paint solvents will damage/soften the helmet shell. Safe to assume Color-rite paint won't harm the helmet? Mine is a Bilt, all black. I'm planning on adding the metallic graphite/red pinstripe then clearing the whole helmet.

Has anyone used Color-rite paint on a helmet before?

Thanks and good riding to you,
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-03-2014, 08:21 PM
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Would recommend you just email the folks at Color-rite and see if they have any experience with their products being used on helmets.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-03-2014, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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I thought I did a short time ago but I just sent another just to make sure.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-06-2014, 12:18 AM
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Let me know what you come up with. I have a half helmet sitting around that's grey and I would like to paint it a different color so maybe I'd actually wear it once in a while. I usually ride with my FF helmet.
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Seeing how the helmet wont be in direct contact, hopefully, with any part of the bike, a very close match may work. In this case some paint supply shop should be able to mix up a water based color that will be safe for the helmet. Many of the current water based paints are pretty durable.

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