I have a boring white helmet that I'd just love to paint. Eventhough I am artistic and pretty good with my hands, I have very little experience with painting. I started this project by stripping the misc vents and fasteners from the main shell then chickened out. After reconsidering, I wisely decided to buy an old clunker of a brain bucket and practice on that first. My post is for any and all information on how to proceed with painting this old beanie to get 'er looking shiny and new again. Information related specifically to paint type, curing times, clear coating, basic tools, technique/ tricks to get cool finish and or effects, etc. I know painting is not a monkey's job; I don't want to offend anyone out there. This is just something I'd like to try. Thanks in advance for any relevant information. By the way I'm keeping my expectations in check and if things get squirly, It's off to the paint shop.