I have absouletly WRECKED my helmet! HELP!

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    01-21-2011, 02:13 PM
Unhappy I have absouletly WRECKED my helmet! HELP!

I had no idea where I posted this, so im sorry if its in the wrong section...

So a month or so ago I tried to be super cool and write my name on my helmet with nail polish on the back and a smiley face on the front. I then wanted to be even more stupid and do designs all over my helmet with the nail polish and it ended up looking extremely tacky anyway so I got my nail polish remover and removed it, when I was removing it, it came off easily and looked nice and black. But when it dried it had a purple/pink messy, horrible tinge to it. So I do it again and had same results. I then bought a helmet cover so I could disguise my helmet but it slipped off even though it was extremely tight...

I REALLY don't want to buy a new helmet or make my parents buy me a new one as the one I have is structurally sound and all, but it looks HORRIBLE. Please help me! Is there anyway I can get rid of the all over stain or is there a way I can secure my helmet cover so it disguises it and doesn't fall off? And whats worse is its making me embarrassed when I have to go ride, so its putting me off riding as well, but I WANT to ride before the holidays are over! Cookies if you read all that, ANY help would be appreciated!
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    01-21-2011, 02:18 PM
Green Broke
What colour is the helmet? Is it velvet?
    01-21-2011, 02:20 PM
Sounds like you've ruined the finish on it, using nail polish remover. That has acetone in it, and eats away at synthetic surfaces.

Sorry, but I don't really think there's any way to fix it, short of using a helmet cover.

I don't know why you'd be 'too embarrassed' to ride. It's just a brain bucket. It doesn't matter what it looks like as long as it protects your head.
    01-21-2011, 02:25 PM
Why not consider the new look unique and fun?

I agree that it is not likely fixable.
    01-21-2011, 02:27 PM
Put stickers on it... HEHE i'm joking. I don't know what to do.

Speed Racer is right it's just a brain bucket no matter the color.
    01-21-2011, 02:32 PM
faye - here is what it looked like when I bought it, but the helmet cover is velvet

    01-21-2011, 03:17 PM
Green Broke
Maybe some spray paint?
    01-21-2011, 03:19 PM
Green Broke
Sorry ut I can't help.

If it was a velvet hat I could have taught you how to re-dye it.
    01-21-2011, 03:19 PM
myhorsesandor - that's not a bad idea actually, ill see if my parents will let me

Faye - that's ok, you tried to help xx

Thanks to all the other people who replied earlier!

    01-21-2011, 03:19 PM
Myhorsesonador: I was just thinking that.

Its a little ridiculous that your helmet is stopping you from riding. The only thing it does is protect your brain! My helmet has a big tear in the velvet but it doesn't bother me.

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