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nutellaontoast  (A 55700)

Aug 2, 2012, 1:08 PM
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Does anyone have experience painting a G3? Which combination of paints/primers work and/or don't work very well. Any other considerations, etc.

Thanks!


LongWayToFall  (A 52639)

Aug 2, 2012, 4:59 PM
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I hope there is a G3 helmet out there I don't know about... lol


blueblur  (A 64923)

Aug 2, 2012, 6:56 PM
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Yeah, I know I'm new too, but I'm hoping you learn that you don't paint fabric... you dye it. And I wouldn't dye an existing container unless you can COMPLETELY disassemble it to where you have nothing but fabric attached. No metal, rings, strap keepers, whatever...


mahonie10  (B License)

Aug 2, 2012, 7:02 PM
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I think the OP is talking about the G3 helmet. not the mirage G3 container. could be wrong thoughSmile


hillson  (D 33134)

Aug 2, 2012, 7:03 PM
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Pretty sure he's talking about a Cookie G3 helmet vice a Mirage G3 container...


mahonie10  (B License)

Aug 2, 2012, 7:12 PM
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JINX!


5.samadhi

Aug 3, 2012, 4:45 PM
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sand it and primer and paint


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 5, 2012, 1:07 AM
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In reply to:
sand it, take TSP or some other commercial product to clean any grease and contaminates off the surface and primer and paint

FIFY

The secret to a good paint job is preparation.

http://i397.photobucket.com/...kydiving/Helmet1.jpg

Sparky


(This post was edited by mjosparky on Aug 5, 2012, 1:11 AM)


5.samadhi

Aug 5, 2012, 12:51 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
sand it, take TSP or some other commercial product to clean any grease and contaminates off the surface and primer and paint

FIFY

The secret to a good paint job is preparation.

http://i397.photobucket.com/...kydiving/Helmet1.jpg

Sparky
its a basketball!

thats nice sparkster


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 5, 2012, 2:36 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
In reply to:
sand it, take TSP or some other commercial product to clean any grease and contaminates off the surface and primer and paint

FIFY

The secret to a good paint job is preparation.

http://i397.photobucket.com/...kydiving/Helmet1.jpg

Sparky
its a basketball!

thats nice sparkster

That one is OK, this one is nice.Cool

Sparky

http://i397.photobucket.com/...ing/FlightHelmet.jpg


5.samadhi

Aug 6, 2012, 6:31 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
In reply to:
In reply to:
sand it, take TSP or some other commercial product to clean any grease and contaminates off the surface and primer and paint

FIFY

The secret to a good paint job is preparation.

http://i397.photobucket.com/...kydiving/Helmet1.jpg

Sparky
its a basketball!

thats nice sparkster

That one is OK, this one is nice.Cool

Sparky

http://i397.photobucket.com/...ing/FlightHelmet.jpg
that is sick, sir


vitriol  (C License)

Aug 6, 2012, 7:28 AM
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If you decide to have it done, I know these guys have done a few G3's. I've seen 2 different designs they have done and they are pretty cool.

https://www.facebook.com/Brainshell

or

http://Brainshell.ca

I have no affiliation with the company, just tought it could interest you.


(This post was edited by vitriol on Aug 6, 2012, 7:29 AM)


scottymccomas  (B 38265)

Aug 7, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Although I have no experience painting helmets I saw this G3 on Jeb Corliss's Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=345765552133071&set=a.174465782596383.34744.171260932916868&type=3&theater), he also provides the link for the artist who did the painting, so im sure you could ask him for some professional advice.


wstcstcmtr  (B 40200)

Aug 27, 2014, 5:21 AM
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So has anyone painted, or had their helmet painted?


strife  (D 5457)

Aug 27, 2014, 5:31 AM
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well mines been painted and hydro dipped.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/...4797_829949128_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/...462_2013033666_n.jpg


wstcstcmtr  (B 40200)

Aug 27, 2014, 10:34 AM
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Nice. Holding up well?


strife  (D 5457)

Aug 27, 2014, 12:21 PM
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I would say its better than OEM has it has a 2k clear coat finish. This helmet was a pretty beat up G3 and now is great. It cost me 250AUD including postage.


(This post was edited by strife on Aug 27, 2014, 12:22 PM)


shift  (B 40686)

Aug 28, 2014, 11:07 AM
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I painted/hydrodipped mine as well. Used generic walmart primer/paint, and dupont clear. Has only been painted a few months but it seems to be holding up well. If you do it yourself, a good clearcoat will do most of the protection from bumps and sun damage.
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wstcstcmtr  (B 40200)

Aug 29, 2014, 2:24 AM
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Ya that looks pretty good. Did you do any sanding before teh primer?


strife  (D 5457)

Aug 29, 2014, 3:45 AM
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1. Prep (Scuff, Sand, Clean, Degrease, and Sticker Removal)
2. Prime
3. Base
4. Dip
5. Clear Coat


(This post was edited by strife on Aug 29, 2014, 3:56 AM)


wstcstcmtr  (B 40200)

Aug 29, 2014, 10:58 PM
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Thanks... I'm just changing the color to a tri tone to match my new rig..

We'll see how it goes!


nah_tan  (A License)

Aug 31, 2014, 9:19 AM
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A friend of mine just started a business painting helmets and will be doing my G3.

https://www.facebook.com/Compassandcrowstudios


wstcstcmtr  (B 40200)

Sep 1, 2014, 7:31 AM
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Too late! Sanded and did the primer today... I'll probably end up screwing it up though, so he can fix it!


Doug_Davis  (B 40488)

Sep 1, 2014, 12:34 PM
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If you hydrodip it can yuo tape off areas you dont want the film to adhere to? Like tape off a flame pattern and have the film coat only stick to the non-flame areas?


shift  (B 40686)

Sep 1, 2014, 3:14 PM
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yup :)


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