Repainting Daredevil Helmet

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by Steamdork, Aug 14, 2015.

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  1. Steamdork

    Steamdork New Member

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    Hi,
    I want to repaint my Daredevil helmet, it's too light. Any suggestions as to how to go about this? Plasti-dip? Or just some Acrylic? The mask is made of latex.
     

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  2. KYLO733

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    I would say spray paint actually, because I have one that is perfect for a Daredevil helmet. I wouldn't recommend plasti-dip because it looks fake and looks like bad plastic. Acrylic doesn't bond well with latex, from what I have heard, so I would recommend spray paint. Also do you have any pepakura files for this helmet I could use please?
     
  3. Steamdork

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    Spray paint sounds good, thank you for the tip. Unfortunately I don't have pepakura files for this helmet. I actually bought this off of ebay from a cosplay company.
     
  4. Mr Mold Maker

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    I'd recommend against painting this mask with spray paint.

    Spray paint isn't flexible, and will crack and chip off the flexible latex.

    You will need to paint this with a flexible paint. There are many formulas to make these paints, such as rubber cement mixed with oil paints and thinned with naptha, 40/60 latex and acrylic thinned with distilled water or amonia, or PAX (Prosaide and acrylic 50/50) paint.

    You'll have to find what is most available and comfortable for you, but I've been painting with Rubber Cement inks for quite a long time. I like Best Test cement thinned with their thinner Bestine, but naptha works well.
     
  5. ChickenHaunt

    ChickenHaunt Well-Known Member

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    Ideally you should paint it with the same kind of paint that's on it now.
     
  6. Steamdork

    Steamdork New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I think I might go with the 40/60 latex and acrylic thinned with distilled water or ammonia.
     
  7. VinMan

    VinMan Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have some experience painting Latex

    Moldmaker is spot on

    Here are my two bits

    DO NOT USE SPRAY PAINT - It will crack the first second it is bent at all.

    The best way to paint latex is the same way mask makers paint masks.

    Use An acrylic Water based paint and mix it with Pros-Aide adhesive.
    or use a latex paint base with a latex colorant.

    You can find all these products can be found on monstermakers.com website.

    Shortcuts will end up not lasting and the results will suffer.
     
  8. Steamdork

    Steamdork New Member

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    Ok so I found out that it was made from soft PVC material and not latex as I originally thought.
     
  9. Crimotaku

    Crimotaku Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You can try fabric/vinyl paint from car shops. Or leather paint (used for shoes). But finding the color you want might be tough for the leather spray paint.
     
  10. Steamdork

    Steamdork New Member

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    I will probably try the car fabric/vinyl paint. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  11. Webhead26

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    Did you end up using the fabric & vinyl paint on your Daredevil helmet? I bought the same helmet and I want to repaint mine also. I was curious as to how it turned out if you did use the fabric & vinyl paint.
     
  12. Steamdork

    Steamdork New Member

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    Yeah I repainted it using some Vinyl and Fabric paint I bought from AutoZone.
     
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  13. Webhead26

    Webhead26 New Member

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    Awesome. And you were happy with the results?
     

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