? about re-doing a Don Post

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    ? about re-doing a Don Post

    For those have re-done a Don Post...how hard is it to repaint it? Is it pretty simple to sand or prime , or is it not worth the trouble? I kind want to get a helmet kit from somebody on here, but not sure who to go with. I've got a MR helmet on order, but if it's as nice as the scale version, I won't want to troop in it. I need a good-looking helmet that I can actually wear and not be too scared to mess up. Thanks in advance

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    Re: ? about re-doing a Don Post

    They're not bad, and easy to repaint. You can use a craft ring in the botom to create a little flare to the helmet. Paint goes on easy, The pic below is of my son's DP95 as a Mando Commando.

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    Re: ? about re-doing a Don Post

    My very first conversion years and years ago was a DP helmet. The only advice I'd have is be careful with enamel paints. If I remember right, there was something about the vinyl that didn't allow the enamel spray paints I used to fully cure. I had to spray a clear sealant over my base coats so they wouldn't feel "tacky" anymore.

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    Re: ? about re-doing a Don Post

    Maybe I'll go with a kit instead. I still may get a DP just to have one.

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    Here you can see the paintjob I did on two Don Post Helmets. They Are easy to paint and also the shape is quite good:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=23019

    I actaually selling on of those.

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    Re: ? about re-doing a Don Post

    Wolfi said: View Post
    Here you can see the paintjob I did on two Don Post Helmets. They Are easy to paint and also the shape is quite good:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=23019

    I actaually selling on of those.
    Those look awesome! I'm not sure I can do that, but I might try. I'm thinking about pricing an airbrush. Those are some inspirational paint jobs, I gotta tell ya.

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