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Post  gus on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 10:30 pm

You know those wild helmet designs with playing cards,dice and various other designs.Anyone know how its done .If its a sticker it must
be a nightmare to put on.Dont think thats right ,which leaves painting it on .Surely not ?


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Re: Helmet Designs

Post  dhula on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 1:14 am

You can get helmets airbruched with any kind of patterns or art you want.
The thing you need to be careful of is that the paint and prep work is done using chemicals/paints that are not harmful to the shell and structure of the helmet.
If you use stuff that is unfriendly to the helmet then all you end up with is an artpiece for the table or living room casue the helmet no longer has the strength to handle a stack.

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Post  gus on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 9:02 am

I'm more talking about the ones you buy over the counter.Like this, is it paint ,mass produced so there must be a quick way.

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Post  b12mick on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 1:50 pm

The more expensive helmets are painted. It's actually quite simple given todays technology, a 'robot' does it. On cheaper helmets it's a sticker.

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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 1:55 pm

This Aussie mob air brush http://www.antmanhelmetdesign.com/Design.html

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Post  Dekenai on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 5:41 pm

gus wrote:You know those wild helmet designs with playing cards,dice and various other designs.Anyone know how its done .If its a sticker it must
be a nightmare to put on.Dont thing thats right ,which leaves painting it on .Surely not ?

Transfers, I believe

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Re: Helmet Designs

Post  Reardo on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 7:45 pm

looking to get one of your Owl's on ya lid gus lol!

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Re: Helmet Designs

Post  gus on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 8:03 pm

No Owls Laughing

Was just looking at helmet designs and thought how one earth do they do that. Can understand air brush a one off but 5,000 .
Got to be some sort of transfer but what shape is it,there is not one flat surface. The pin lines are not raised .
Everyone have a CLOSE look at their helmets ,got me beat. Question

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Post  Reardo on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 8:36 pm

This is my helmet. its like some type of laminate.

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Re: Helmet Designs

Post  Baz on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 8:57 pm

interesting query Gus.
I came across this website http://www.helmetstuff.com/shoei-helmet-manufacturing.shtml

which states;


SHOEI Helmet Painting Process

Even if a number of manufacturing processes are fully automated, SHOEI now as before continues to rely predominantly on hand-painting as a means of maintaining the high product quality.


don't know how accurate that is, the SHOEI website doesn't really say how its done



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Re: Helmet Designs

Post  boomer on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 9:34 pm

you're not talking about this one are you Gus? as it's a standard Suomy design.



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Re: Helmet Designs

Post  gus on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 9:44 pm

Gee's Boomer i was just about to send that exact picture. So detailed ,made me wonder how its mass produced.The top one.
They dont feel like paint layers, so smooth.

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Post  boomer on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 10:00 pm

I don't know how they do it! I did watch a doco once which showed helmet production including painting, but can't remember the exact procedure - it wasn't stickers in that case though.

Suomy have some brilliant designs which are quite "out there"

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Re: Helmet Designs

Post  gus on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 10:50 pm

I know they used to paint them. Like hand painting pin lines on the old model BMW's.With the designs these days the procedure
must have moved on. Well done i know that.

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