View Full Version : Anyone paint hockey helments?
03-22-2007, 03:22 AM
I may have a outlet for painting hockey helmets , I will be using auto air paint ,but is it OK to clear coat with 2 pack .Any info on them would be good .Is there any web sites for ideas.
Any help would be great.
03-22-2007, 04:11 AM
Andrew I am not sure about the clear and others will answer that question for you. I do want to warn you that you will need to check with the manufacturer. I know that with bike helmets you can void the warranty by painting on it and that then makes you responsible for someones safety. I would check before I start painting a bunch of helmets.
03-22-2007, 04:31 AM
Thanks yea that's what I am worried about . The local hockey shop brings in helmets painted in Canada , if I could do a good job for them it would be a start .
03-22-2007, 06:22 AM
Andrew, I haven't painted any hockey helmets but I did paint a welders helmet with Auto Air paints. It was cleared with urethane. I've painted a few motorcycle helmets also and cleared with urethane. I'm not familiar with 2 pack. I'm no professional or expert by any means but it's my understanding that you can clear Auto Air with about anything. Try it on a practice piece if you can first. Good luck. Here's the welders helmet. It was for a hockey fan friend.
03-22-2007, 09:51 AM
If the helmet are fibreglass there should be no problems, if the helmet are made of the need injection mould plastic you will need to check them out. I suggeust that you get Graigs DVD on painting heelmet this will help you, painting on the curved surface is not easy.
03-22-2007, 11:11 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Mar-2007/68493-DCP_8586.JPGi just did one.fiber glass.i used auto air.cleared with a rattle can clear coat.
i have done other helmets an had a profesional urethane clear coated.i have sprayed laquer clear coat on auto air.acrylic clear coat from krylon rattle can works on auto air.frog juice clear coat works with auto air.
i blow dry the helmet just before clearing.warm it up a bit.i do not sand or scuff the auto air.i mite litely wipe down with a wax an degreaser.if im sure i did not handle the helmet i will not wipe down.
i also pin striped with auto air.thats fun on a hockey helmet.
03-22-2007, 11:42 AM
Noniron, from what I understand you can not paint the polycarbonate helmets, the fibreglass ones there is no problem with.
03-22-2007, 01:04 PM
Thanks guys looks like its more or less the same as motorbike helmets.
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