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Does anyone know who does cosmetic repair on helmets? I had a low-side last September and scrapped my helmet along the grass. It didn’t do much damage nut some of the gel coat has chipped off. There wasn't an impact so I'm not concerned about the "safety" issue (please spare me the lecture), it's just cosmetic, and yes I'm that anal.

Any ideas? It's an Arai RX7-RR4 Phil Reed Replica, very rare and not made anymore. It's a stunning helmet that I really want to have fixed.
 
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Re: Helmet Cosmetic Repair (YellowDesmo998)

I'm sure any body shop could touch up your clear coat, But then again its your head do you want some idiot at the body shop to drop your helmet and not tell you about it. I would send it to Air Trix. They do all kinds of custom helmet painting. Including Bostrom's.

http://www.airtrix.com/helmets/helmet_411.html

 
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Re: Helmet Cosmetic Repair (YellowDesmo998)

A few years ago I had the same thing happen to me. As long as the paint is fine I just applied a number of coats of wax and buffed the rash out. It isn't 100 %, you can still see the rash if you turn the helmet into the glare but it is a much better.

But come to think of it.....I think Arai specifically states no cleaner or waxes should be applied to the helmet shell......


that is all I got.
 
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Re: Helmet Cosmetic Repair (ANGUS)

thanks for the info. I did polish out some of the marks and it made a world of difference. But there are a few chips in the gel coat that need to be addresses. I'll give airtrix a shot.
 
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Chris at airtrix painted my bike, helmet and several other things for various friends. He does fantastic work, but might be a bit overkill for your application. Kind of like hiring a NASA engineer to change the sparkplugs in your truck. He's one of the best graphic artists I've ever seen, but for a gel coat touch-up, I'd use someone local that can do it quickly and inexpensively. However, if you have the time and money, and have any design idea imagineable, call Chris and you'll be amazed that the results came out better than you thought possible.

The only drawbacks are his turnaround time can be cosmically slow depending on what jobs he has going, and he runs on the moderately more expensive side. But if you can tolerate these things, go for it. Just my two cents.
 
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