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  1. Garz's Avatar
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    Jan 9, 2012, 5:18 PM - Jango Bucket #1

    Hello everyone, i finally got my new Jango bucket in and i had a quick question. Should i do any prep work (sanding, primer etc..) before i apply the rub'n'buff? While this isn't my first helmet, it is the first one that i wanted to work on completly by myself (i like to work on my armor :-) ) Thanks for any help!!!
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    Jan 9, 2012, 6:52 PM - Re: Jango Bucket #2

    so long as it's not a cold cast helmet, yes you should do surface prep before you start applying color to it. i like to start with 220 grit, then go to 400, and 800 before cutting out the visor and keyslots (if necessary), and cut the grooves out for placing the visor (see http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/m...chnique-37931/ for details). after that i would do my primer, check for imperfections (sand those down), recoat with primer if necessary, then lightly sand the entire thing with 1000 grit (and up to 1200 or higher if you're feeling retentive). once it's dry your helmet will be ready to take paint or r'n'b. if you decide to try to spray paint the helmet then you should watch this video: Dupli-color chrome spray paint - YouTube, otherwise you can find plenty of r'n'b tutorials around here. either way put the silver down first and let it dry, dry, dry; i don't fully trust r'n'b for about a week. then tape off the silver parts and apply the light blue, wait until dry, tape again, then spray on the dark blue on the upper cheeks and ears. now comes time to unmask, to avoid tape residue that'll mess up the shiny put your helmet in the sink and run just barely warm water over it. doing this will reduce the adhesive on the tape and make it less likely it will leave residue or, even worse, pull up your paint.
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    Jan 9, 2012, 7:17 PM - Re: Jango Bucket #3

    I agree with what the Jango Bucket guru said

    I would make certain that it isn't a cold cast helmet first though... It would be a shame to waste good cold cast with RnB.
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    Jan 9, 2012, 9:23 PM - Re: Jango Bucket #4

    Thanks I really appreciate it! What kind of primer would you recommend?
    Last edited by Garz; Jan 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM.
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    Jan 10, 2012, 12:07 PM - Re: Jango Bucket #5

    Hi Garz, let me tell you, I reccomend, whatever be your helmet, sand it , because that work will make you a better helmet with a high quality...just is my opinion...........

    Here is my last helmet work in process:
    (Asok helmet)

    TUTORIAL CASCO A1 HELMET PEDRO NIEVES pictures by snowaure - Photobucket

    and my first work:

    Mi Casco R1 pictures by snowaure - Photobucket

    You can check here all my work and others........

    Pictures by snowaure - Photobucket

    Any question I will be happy to help you..........

    see you..........
  6. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Jan 10, 2012, 12:48 PM - Re: Jango Bucket #6

    Quote Garz said: View Post
    Thanks I really appreciate it! What kind of primer would you recommend?
    For the best results you should buy Tamiya primer or Dupli-Color Universal primer.
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    Jan 10, 2012, 2:22 PM - Re: Jango Bucket #7

    @Saint nasty... thanks for that Dupli-color link... I was needing to redo my westars and this is just what I needed

    And as for the helmet, listen to SN, he knows his stuff when it comes to painting a helmet
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    Jan 10, 2012, 4:32 PM - Re: Jango Bucket #8

    i like using rustoleum automotive primer
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    Jan 26, 2012, 12:39 PM - Re: Jango Bucket #9

    Okay, thanks for everyone's help so far I really appreciate it. But I have one last item I'm looking for, does anyone know where I can find Royal Blue paint? I've looked everywhere, lowes, home depot, walmart etc.. Any ideas?
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    Jan 26, 2012, 12:44 PM - Re: Jango Bucket #10

    I got mine at Lowes, but that was before they changed the selection of Rustoleum... I would check online and since you are in the US, ground shipping would work for you
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    Jan 26, 2012, 6:55 PM - Re: Jango Bucket #11

    i pick it up at walmart and ace hardware.

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