Dye vs Paint a lacrosse helmet

Dye vs Paint a lacrosse helmet

Postby backdoor » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:54 pm

I want my players to have all the same color helmet. I told them to paint or dye them but painting scratches off. Does anyone know a good way to change the color? A special brand of paint?
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Postby Grizz » Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:19 pm

I'd bet your HS football coach would know.
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Postby backdoor » Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:32 pm

How much?
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Postby Lax Daddy Man » Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:40 pm

Maybe you could just buy them all colored contact lenses and have their eyes match instead? 8)
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Postby lamolax44 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:49 pm

Paint and dye on helemts does not look good nor does it work well. In order to to paint or dye the components you will probably have to take the helmets apart which terminates the warrantee and can be a saftey hazard. Your best (only) choice is to get custom helmets for the players. Just my two cents.
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Postby backdoor » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:56 pm

Well, I can see we have the usual smart alec responses and a serious one.

Thanks for your opinion l44. Maybe I wasn't clear about what I meant because custom helmets aren't necessary. We wear solid black helmets and a few players have white. I figured instead of them having to buy new black helmets when theirs are still perfectly good, why not paint them. I've see it and it doesn't look too bad at first, it just needs repainting.
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Postby Grizz » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:10 am

Rustolium? (another SA comment)
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Postby CNd-pole » Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:44 pm

i think that it can be done, though it would be a long job

you would need some sort of plastic primer or sand down the plastic so the paint can take, then apply several coats of paint, then put a clear coat to seal it.

Though i do beleive that you will be voiding the warranty.

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Postby Grizz » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:11 pm

From Bell Helmets

Use acrylic enamels and avoid lacquer paints. Never allow solvent or paint to come in contact with the inner liner as they contain chemicals that can cause serious damage.
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Postby CNd-pole » Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:15 pm

yeah, you need to be careful, it will eat right through the foam like a hot knife through butter
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