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Hi guys!

I just got home from a night at SX/Freestyle show in herning (DK) i bought at helmet there and got Robbie Maddison to sign it :)

The question is, how do i best preserve it? I think a clear coat will ruin the magic marker. Any ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1391905531.345377.jpgexperience?

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Clear packing tape that is wide enough to cover the whole thing in one piece. I would think it hard to try by using 2 pieces to get it matched up perfectly.  It would need to be pre-cut and applied carefully unless you don't mind trimming the excess carefully with a razor blade.  or clear coat something else first that has magic marker on it to test your theory.

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I took the helmet to a paint shop, they gave it a try with plastic primer and a clear coat (on a test piece),

it didn't work. I think i'm gonna try talking to some local guys that makes decals for mx bikes, and see if

they can make a piece of clear vinyl to go over it.

 

Thanks for the answers!

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Because i would be more happy riding with it and people seeing it, rather than sitting at home stroking it and whispering "myyy preciousss"

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you better keep your eyes on that helmet and never take it off your head if your going to wear it.  people will see that and it only takes one &%$#@! to steal it

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I was going to recommend practicing the signature. Then use a paint pen over it!

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Theres really nothing you can do. don't wash it. don't put tape on it. don't trace it over.

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Theres really nothing you can do. don't wash it. don't put tape on it. don't trace it over.

I agree, like someone else said, just hang it up and get another one.  That's what I would do if it was mine.

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I got the signature covered with some clear film. I was out riding today where I crashed 3 times, one of them over a jump. It still holds up nicely

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I got the signature covered with some clear film. I was out riding today where I crashed 3 times, one of them over a jump. It still holds up nicely

 

When that clear gets trashed, it's gonna ruin the marker when ya try to pull it off. I figure it'll lift some off, lift sections, make it faded looking, etc. I would have just got a new helmet.

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Hang it up and buy a new helmet to wear..........

 

 

This is the ONLY solution.

 

Do NOT try to paint your helmet with any petroleum-based paints, they can weaken the shell. Helmet painters have to use special paints.

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Wasn't my idea not to wear it after getting it signed, i wanted to ride it, but didn't want to scratch off the marker. Call me what you want...I don't care ;)

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