How To Spray Paint A Football Helmet With PChrome
If you want a truly distinctive look for your football helmet, consider adding chrome touches to it. You can get that look with football helmet paint made by PChrome. As you play, helmet painting with PChrome will make your helmet shine, and it will be sure to turn heads when its reflective features catch the sun’s rays. It is not terribly difficult to add chrome features to your football helmet when you choose PChrome and follow these steps.
How to spray paint a football helmet
Prior to football helmet painting, you need to start by cleaning, repairing and preparing the surface. Here are the materials that you will need:
- Buffing cloths and soft cloths
- PChrome kit
- Spray guns
- Rubbing alcohol
- Deionized water
- Air blower
- Hard epoxy
- Fine grit sandpaper
Thoroughly clean your helmet
It is important for you to thoroughly clean your helmet’s surface so that you can adequately prepare it for chroming. Wash it using warm water, a soft cloth and a mild detergent. After you have gotten rid of as much debris and dirt as possible, let it dry. If there is any dirt left behind, use a coarse rag to remove it. Next, use the rubbing alcohol and wipe the helmet down with a soft cloth. Use an air blower to make certain that no droplets are left behind.
Fill in any gashes with epoxy
If you play rough, you may have dings or gashes in your football helmet. Use the hard epoxy to fill them in. Once it dries, smooth it out with a buffing cloth. Then, go over the entire surface with a buffing cloth and then rough it all up with your fine-grit sandpaper.
Apply the base coat
Start by mixing your solutions. Your kit will come with four solutions that are labeled W, D, R and S. Mix one part of solution with 30 parts of deionized water for the S. R and D solutions. Mix four parts of the W solution with 30 parts of deionized water. Make certain to label your bottles so that you can tell which solution is which. Tape off any areas of the helmet that you do not wish to have chrome applied to.
Your base coat is made by mixing the 2K base coat with the 2KB hardener in a one-to-one ratio. Make sure that you apply the primer to your helmet before applying the base coat and allow it to dry. Then, spray your helmet with the base coat using your spray gun. Work your way from the bottom to the top using slow, steady strokes to prevent runs. Clean your gun with acetone and let the base coat dry for 24 hours.
Apply the chrome spray and top coat
Next, sensitize the helmet’s surface by spraying it with the W solution that you mixed up earlier. Use the single-nozzle spray gun to spray it with your D solution and then rinse it with deionized water. Repeat this process. Then, immediately use the dual-nozzled silvering gun that contains the S and R solutions to apply the chrome, again working your way from the bottom to the top. Continue your applications until you have the desired reflection. Blow away all water droplets with your air blower and let the helmet dry completely.
While the helmet is drying, mix your top coat by mixing equal parts of the 2KA top coat and 2KB hardener. To this mixture, add 20 percent of the 2K clear reducer. Add 1 ml of violet to every 125 ml of the mixture to prevent a yellowing effect. Apply it from the bottom to the top of the helmet lightly. Allow it to dry and harden for around 48 hours. You can apply a second top coat after that if you wish. Don’t forget to clean your spray gun with acetone. To order your PChrome spray chrome kit for your helmet painting project, call us today or order it online.