1. Do you sand it first? With what? You gotta knock the gloss off of it so I sand the helmet with 400 to 600 grit paper. Make sure you get all the glossy spots off.
2. What do you prime it with? If the helmets white, you don’t need to prime it. Otherwise I’d get a spray primer, there are a lot of brands to choose from. Krylon has a flat white primer that I like.
3. After applying then design do you clear coat it? Yes, but it depends on what kind of finish you want, and how much money and time you want to spend. The helmet in the video I sprayed it with Polyurethane. I sprayed it many times. If you want a killer finish, you have to spray it over and over and over again.
4. Anything else I should know? It’s all about the experiment. You have to try a lot of different things to learn what works best. Don’t be scared, just go for it!
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Here’s the video clip of my Helmet Painting: