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    New question here. Paint My TLD

    Hey

    So I have a TLD Helmet, and i wanted to paint it - im more into a flat gray or black than the wild multi colored ones they have - so I figured i'd just paint my old one.

    Has anyone done this before?

    What would I need besides vinyl tape for masking, primer, spray paint, and clear coat?

    Thanks

    PS - If any one has some wicked designs - post a sketch or something - i might be persuaded to try that if its cool.
    Pinning it Nor Cal style

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    just mask off everything like the rubber trim well and take your time with many light coats in a room temperate area with low moisture...and if your going for a flat you will achieve that by not using a clear coat...
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    if you can find it there are clear coats on themarket that have a matte finnish, you should clear it with something the paint would be susseptible to being scratched off easily. if youy do this yourself remember to lightly scuff the surface of your lid so the base coat has something to grip to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kreater
    if you can find it there are clear coats on themarket that have a matte finnish, you should clear it with something the paint would be susseptible to being scratched off easily. if youy do this yourself remember to lightly scuff the surface of your lid so the base coat has something to grip to.

    you can get thematte clearcloats at hobby stores and places like that, if u buy from a hobby sotre its normally in a small can though. home depot probabloy has it to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kreater
    if you can find it there are clear coats on themarket that have a matte finnish, you should clear it with something the paint would be susseptible to being scratched off easily. if youy do this yourself remember to lightly scuff the surface of your lid so the base coat has something to grip to.
    using some very fine grit snadpaper would be how i would do this but it doesnt matter as along as the primer ahs something to stick to...(aka roughed up surface)
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    just rattle can it as it is, then scratch off cool designs that reveal the original paint. kind of like kindergrarten-second grade arts and crafts.
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