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Old 03-08-2013   #1
Idaho Springs, Colorado
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Looking to paint a helmet

Hey guys just tryin to get some advice about painting a helmet. Gonna get a new shred ready full face and was wondering what the steps are to paint it. Should I get plain white if I'm planning on painting it a different solid color?
I'm thinking:
1 sand
2 do I need primer if its white?
3 paint
4 clear coat
Is that right? Does anyone know of a good paint company with spray paint cans that lasts for awhile on plastic?

Thanks for your input

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Old 03-08-2013   #2
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I had good luck with this when I was painting my ski helmet.

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Old 03-08-2013   #3
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I had a helicopter helmet painted once. Basically they just sanded it down and painted the same process as a car. Even used auto paint/clear coat. Could probably ask a body shop to do it for you.
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