So what do you get when you invest in an E9G helmet design?
Thereâ€™s no one quite like you, which is why the design weâ€™ll createÂ will be as unique as you are. Metallic paint? Gold leaf? Go fasterÂ stripes? Go even faster stripes? Tell us your idea and weâ€™ll turn itÂ into reality. Perhaps youâ€™d like a one-off design that will ensure youÂ relish strapping on your lid every weekend. Or perhaps your teamÂ would like a set of custom helmets; either way, weâ€™ve got the skillsÂ and the ideas to make it happen.
We believe that your paint job should last as long as your helmet.Â Thatâ€™s why we employ the utmost care when it comes to applyingÂ your design. After carefully disassembling all the parts, weâ€™llÂ carefully sand your helmet to ensure itâ€™s in optimum condition forÂ painting. Then, using the highest quality paints and materials, weâ€™llÂ mask and start to airbrush your design, building it up layer by layerÂ until itâ€™s done. Finally, weâ€™ll clear-coat, polish and reassemble yourÂ helmet so that itâ€™s in the same condition as you supplied it â€“ onlyÂ now itâ€™ll look 1,000 times better.
Stuff You Should Know
So thatâ€™s all the cool stuff out of the way. What else should youÂ know? Ah, the small print, only in this case weâ€™ve decided to print itÂ nice and big, cos weâ€™re nice like that.
Choosing a design: If youâ€™ve got a design in mind, email it to us viaÂ the Contact page and weâ€™ll get in touch to discuss it in more detail.Â Alternatively, if you just want something that will look cool andÂ enhance your appeal with the opposite sex, weâ€™ll be happy toÂ suggest some ideas.
For the ultimate lid â€“ one that kicks more ass than ought to beÂ possible for a humble helmet â€“ weâ€™d recommend our custom designÂ service. When E9G handles the design process from start to finish,Â beautiful things happen. Why not visit our Gallery and see forÂ yourself?
Postage: Once the design has been agreed, package up yourÂ helmet and send it to us. Donâ€™t bother about doing any prep work asÂ weâ€™ll take care of this, but please make sure your helmet is cleanÂ and damage-free.
Timeframe: The whole process usually takes four or five weeks (cosÂ you canâ€™t rush perfection). However, if you have a specific deadline,Â weâ€™ll do our best to accommodate this.
Payment: Prior to commencing work on your helmet, weâ€™ll require aÂ deposit of 50%. WhenÂ weâ€™re done, weâ€™ll email you pics of your new lid to confirm the jobâ€™sÂ complete. Before despatch, the outstanding balance should beÂ paid.
What is the turnaround time on hemet paint jobs?
On average, about three weeks but busier periods mean a longer lead time, and more complex paint work will take longer to complete. We will advise you of this when making your booking.
Will painting a helmet damage its integrity?
On some helmets, yes. Old or cheap polycarbonate (a type of plastic) helmets can be damaged by aggressive paint fumes. Modern helmets are constructed from fibreglass composite or carbon fibre, which are both safe to paint. We also use specialist custom paints designed for use on helmets.
What if my helmet already has a design?
It’s best to start with a plain white or carbon helmet, but stock designs can be painted over. Due to the additional time required we will need to charge an additional fee for helmets with a stock design.
Can I collect my helmet from you?
Yes, but please contact us if you plan to drop by.
Does E9G just paint helmets?
Far from it – aside from producing a range of sports and casual wear, we are also graphic designers, putting our skills to identity and livery designs as well as painting bike frames and parts. Get in touch for a quote to find out more.
Can you copy a design for me?
In most cases, no. Each design is owned by its creator and we’d need permission to reproduce it. Besides, we’d rather come up with a special one-off design for each customer, something personal to each rider/driver.