Paul Cotton wrote this question: “I received your dvd and paint pens for xmas and the dvd got me inspired. I was wondering before you paint a motorcyle helmet how do you prep it?”
Well, Paul, here’s the simplified version:
1.) Remove everything from the helmet (screws, padding, insides, etc.) Some rubber parts on some helmets won’t come off – in that case, tape them off.
2.) Wet sand with 400 grit sandpaper
3.) Then wet sand with 600 grit sandpaper
4.) Keep sanding until you get all of the gloss off
Every helmet will be different – some easier than others. Once it’s ready to paint – now the real challenge begins! You know how hard it is to paint a round object??!!
Life is Good – Drew