How long have you been airbrushing/painting helmets?
At X-Paint I have been painting helmets (amongst other items!) for a very long time. Our first Arai was an early Moto-X model painted in a palm trees design somewhere around 1987. I have painted for some of the worlds fastest Racers, bravest Stunters, Celebrities and even Royalty. I have worked for major brands and I have won awards. My work has been featured in many magazines and on TV.
do I need a new helmet and can you supply one?
Do you need a new helmet? While it is not necessary, it is certainly advisable if possible. At UK Custom Paint, we can supply brand new helmets at discounted prices. In addition to Arai, we also offer other top brands such as Stilo, Bell and Shoei among others. Trust us to provide you with the perfect helmet for your needs and ensure your safety on the road or track.
How DO I DESIGN MY HELMET?
Struggling with drawing? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. At X-Paint, we understand that designing your own helmet can be a challenge, especially if you’re not confident in your drawing skills. That’s why we offer a variety of options to help bring your design to life. Whether you prefer to send us your own sketches, descriptions, or reference materials like magazines or pictures from the web, we’re more than happy to work with whatever you provide. And to ensure your complete satisfaction, we even provide detailed computer designs for your approval before we start painting. Please note that there is a cost for the computer design due to the time and work involved in creating it, the cost for a digital design can range from between £100 and £250.
Can I supply logos for painting?
Yes. At UK Custom Paint, we absolutely have the ability to paint or print logos from the files you provide. We recommend providing good, high-resolution images to ensure the best results. If we need to redraw the logos, there will be an additional cost.
What about murals and artwork?
Airbrushed artwork is not a problem at X-Paint. As an experienced artist, I can paint most pictures on a crash helmet. However, please keep in mind that extensive artwork will add to the cost of your helmet and may extend the time needed to paint it. At X-Paint, we believe in delivering high-quality and personalised designs that exceed your expectations. Trust us to create a unique and stunning custom paint job that reflects your style and personality.
What is your turnaround time?
At UK Custom Paint, we take pride in our meticulous process, ensuring that your custom helmet receives the utmost attention and care. It typically takes between two or three weeks to complete a helmet from start to finish. Rest assured, we focus on one helmet at a time, with your custom design being our sole priority once we begin. Please note that lead times might be longer during pre-race season and in the lead up to Christmas. We strive to provide exceptional service and exceed your expectations by under promising and over delivering regularly.
How much will my paintwork cost?
Prices vary depending on the intricacies & complexities of the design. As a rough guide, a simple design with basic colours starts at £250. An average race design can range between £450-£750. Adding chrome to your design will add £250 to the overall cost. Airbrushed murals and cartoons are priced individually based on the hours required. For a more accurate quote based on your specific needs, please contact us.
When you get your finished job there will always be an element of surprise and we find our customers really appreciate that. In this day and age there are very few true surprises left.
Is there anything else i need to know?
We are proud to be the only professional helmet painters on the Isle of Man, offering our services to customers worldwide. At UK X-Paint, we can supply an extensive collection of every type and model of helmet, ensuring that we can cater to your specific needs. Not only do we provide a wide range of options, but we also offer competitive prices that won’t break the bank. When it comes to shipping, we use the post office, ensuring that your package arrives safely and quickly. For customers in the UK, our next day special delivery service is insured up to £2500 and costs just £24. Please contact me to discuss shipping costs to other countries.
If you have any further queries or require assistance, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 07624 428989.