I have a slightly used Bell gp2. Anybody out there paint used helmets ??
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Vintage B-Stock Pilot
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Yeah.. I thought of TJ … i am not sure if he will paint a used one though..i know painters prefer new..fo sho.. Thanks Mate !!
I’ll do a used one….and have a zero wait time at the moment. I won’t lie — TJ has sent out some better lids than I, but he charges more than I do too. :) Ditto with Indocil Art, and Shell Shock. All quality products and quality companies. I’m a hobbyist, but have a design background and degree, so I like to think my work is decent. I’m happy to give you a quote. FWIW, my profits go back into my karting losses, so I don’t make any money in the long run! LOL
And thanks for the referral, Dan. :)
2014 Praga Dragon / IAME KA-100
Ted.. check your PM.. Thanks
As long as the helmet doesn’t really have any chips or big scrapes it’s fine to paint. I use the “no used helmets” as a blanket statement because to most people, “used” means “I dropped it like a dozen times and haven’t wiped grease off it in 2 years.”
I’m booked up until July at the moment. Go ahead and send it to Ted if you want it done sooner than later. :)
Other good painters to consider:
Polen Designs – http://www.polendesigns.com
Censport GFX – http://www.censportgfx.com
Ballistic Designs – http://www.ballistic-designs.com
Smart Race Paint – http://www.smartracepaint.com
Lots of guys doing stellar work out there right now!
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+1 for TJ Koyen…… his doing mine and I’ve seen the art work done to it and all I can say wow!!! can’t wait to get my new lid back:)
+2 for TJ Koyen!
He did my helmet three years ago and it still looks brand new. I definitely recommend him. I am going to have him do my son helmet later this fall because he does awesome work. Plus he is the nicest guy you will ever work with.
I’m sure the other guys are good as well like TJ said but from what I’ve seen and heard TJ is one of the best
Checking prices I think I’ll enjoy my pure white helmet and 4 sets of new tires.
FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
41 years karting experience
You’re on to something with a white helmet — these days nobody has a plain helmet, so it’s the way to stand out from the crowd. If you have to choose between fancy paint and parts to go faster, choose the parts. If you want to feel faster, get the helmet paint.
2014 Praga Dragon / IAME KA-100
This is timely. Ted and TJ – my son has been bugging me to get his helmet painted. We’re waiting for fall when the 2015s come out before we get him a new lid – he’s 13, and we’re hoping to get 1 more year out of the current helmet by removing padding.
Can you PM or email me with some price ranges, so I can budget it for it once we get a new helmet.
Does anyone know how to reach Alex from Alive Designs.
I have been unsuccessful in my attempts.
Does fabulous work.
I paint helmets used to work for one of the shops here in so-cal, i’ll do a used lid if its not to beat up or 1” of paint on it , Im usually not to booked up either.