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One if you, literally, just one of you told me to make a thread. So here you go @2Glocks

I start off with a salty helmet. I use citristri, spray a heavy coat on it. I let it sit for a few hours a wipe off the excess and get some 150G sandpaper and go to town since I am both too poor and stupid for tools. For the smaller hard to reach places, I use a chisel. D270DA90-4A8D-4F13-BF79-C48B81B8775F.jpeg 44DC1DCA-6139-4FCE-ADD3-C8E8B4D0EE3D.jpeg


these are two different lids, but same process. I didn’t take photos of all of it. But one you get most of it down, you should see natural leather. image.jpg image.jpg

don’t sand too hard so you don’t mess up the scroll work on the brim. Once it’s stripped I’ll use primer, and a certain paint and apply 5-6 coats of desired color, and finally bake it on. Finished product. I’ll be sure to update this thread more
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Another thing I do for people is bend helmets. I sit these lids in this brutal sun for 4-7 hours, and SLOWLY bend to the desired shape. There are all sorts of shapes you can, but there are 5 popular ones. they are as follows CA8CEB1E-6857-4864-996D-E5A4FF4CAD45.jpeg


here is my personal helmet, using a Bronx bend C9E724EC-7616-4292-8698-F51C0A4C9705.jpeg
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I have also done a cowboy bend for a co worker here 68DDC4B0-58EF-4AA4-A2BA-8A123B598275.jpeg 0BE31832-956F-448D-8E0B-784695575173.jpeg

and here is a Phenix bend (not as aggressive as Bronx) 01BD33D3-F23E-4EBD-A43F-A5F92AD5D5E2.jpeg
 

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Does the bend do anything aside from look badass?
Yes actually.

1)Bronx offers maximum neck protection, and with such a small profile j can crawl in tight spaces and have less brim hitting it

2)Phenix, Colorado curl , and cowboy are great for redirecting water off the helmet and pour it off the back

3) Boston bend and NY bend, not idea but they look hot lolol

4) squad bend (as pictured here) is what it sounds like, for the squad. Some depts require medics to wear a helmet while driving (Stupid) so the brim goes up, so it doesn’t hit the seat 99BB44B5-3D1B-4E6A-B76A-2C55E4F5CE3E.jpeg
 

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Leather helmets are like 1911s…sure there are better (arguable on what “better” is) and cheaper options out there, buts got an old school cool factor and can still hold its own
 

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Yes actually.

1)Bronx offers maximum neck protection, and with such a small profile j can crawl in tight spaces and have less brim hitting it

2)Phenix, Colorado curl , and cowboy are great for redirecting water off the helmet and pour it off the back

3) Boston bend and NY bend, not idea but they look hot lolol

4) squad bend (as pictured here) is what it sounds like, for the squad. Some depts require medics to wear a helmet while driving (Stupid) so the brim goes up, so it doesn’t hit the seat View attachment 131428
That’s cool as fuck dude. Totally different world. I figured a helmet was a helmet but yet again I’ve proven my own Ignorance lol
 
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