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Shoei HAYABUSA helmet
$400 helmet with a $200 paintjob
I got it for free :D


Some of you might be saying, "Haelo, that's the worst prep I've ever seen! Doesn't bad prep mean bad paint?"


I say.. NOT WITH BEDLINER, MOFUCKO




3 thin coats


Every good paintjob has a little orange peel.



Dried before nighttime :D





Fucken sweeeeet
 

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GURU
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That looks pretty good. I've had a helmet all taped up ready to paint for about 2 months now. I also just happen to have some bedliner spray in the garage. Thanks for the idea.
 

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Perpetual Project
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:whack: <looks like some a this went on with that lid
 

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So how do you like it? That was a pretty good idea.
Feels like eggshell, I went at it with a key and it won't scratch, looks pretty good up close (if you paint it right and not fuckwittedly like I did), and from a short distance it just looks like black. Works great as paint in my opinion!

It was also really easy to paint. I just gunned it with the spraycan and most of it smoothed itself out. The orange peel is all because it wasn't dried completely after I washed it. Catman says you can soak it with brake fluid and it won't even fade, and if it scratches you can just quick spray it and it fills itself in.
 

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The Soft Serve Enigma
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So...you crashed and figured spray paint would fix it? eeek

Looks good though! Sorry for the safety nazi thing, just thinking out loud.
 

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Eff Tee Pee
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he had shoei x-ray it to find out if its still good.
 

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So...you crashed and figured spray paint would fix it? eeek

Looks good though! Sorry for the safety nazi thing, just thinking out loud.

LO....come on now...you know that BS about not using a crashed helmet due to its crash absorption ability being compromised...is just marketing......LOL:D
 

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The Big Homie
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Ouch. I dunno about that one. I just went down two weeks ago. My HJC kissed that tarmac. I have another AC-12 already. Fuck that, man. Granted, I went down good enough to do 3K in damage, but the helmet is no joke. IMO.
 

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Function IS Form
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I guess you didn't read the second page.

I get it. I'm riding with a damaged helmet.
Someone throw me a fucking bone
 

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The Big Homie
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Oh no, I read it. I hate to be a gear Nazi too. And, I appreciate the loot you must've spent on it to begin with. I'd just hate to find out the hard way that you should've ditched it. Hey man, at the end of the day, we do what we want and why we want without exception. If that's your decision, rock out with your cock out.
 

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Eff Tee Pee
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haelo your helmet sux you should just get a brainbucket.


:fire:
 

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In all reality, the best helmet I could afford right now is a pretty shit helmet. I'd rather have a very slightly damaged top-end Shoei than a Pep-Boys special.

I was hoping to use the helmet I won in the buildoff, but it doesn't fit.
 
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