FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS //
How much will it cost to paint my helmet?
Pricing is completely dependent on the complexity of your unique design and the paint, effects, and finish you choose to go with. If you have a design in mind or wish to work together to create a concept, contact us directly and we’ll provide you with an official quote for your unique design requests. Or, your may review our Price Guide to estimate the cost of your helmet design.
Do you offer any sponsorships?
No. You are already receiving a personally designed racing helmet that is unique only to you, and the amount of time and dedication it takes to create it is substantial. While we love working hard for all of our valuable clients, we unfortunately do not offer any sponsorships or paint jobs as compensation.
How long does it take to paint my helmet?
There are periods of time throughout the season where wait times are longer. This is typically during the beginning of the year just prior to the racing season, and around the holidays. Wait times tend to be shorter during the tail end of summer/ fall. Depending on the design and time of year, your wait time can be anywhere between 2-8 weeks. We operate on a first come – first serve basis, so please plan accordingly. Your estimated turnaround time will be provided to you at the time of your deposit.
Can you paint a used helmet?
Absolutely! While we encourage new glossy helmets for the best results, we are able to paint used helmets with minor rock chips. If you are sending us a used racing helmet for paint, a prep fee will be assessed depending on how much work will need to be done to get it ready for a beautiful new finish. However, we DO NOT repaint helmets with graphics, or helmets that come with the “soft-touch” rubbery-matte finished surface.
Do you Chrome helmets?
Of course! Chroming a race helmet is the premier choice in today’s racing helmet designs. If you are wishing to add chrome to your paint design, a NEW-IN-BOX helmet must be used due to the chroming process. No exceptions. This is because any flaw in your paint will be 100x worse when it’s chromed, no matter how well the flaw is fixed. Remember – the helmet’s shell must never be compromised so there are strict limitations on how far/deep we are able to sand out and fix scratches. The “blending” area of sanding out a single rock chip will reflect differently in the chrome vs standard paint when viewed with the naked eye.
Do you paint replicas?
No, we do not paint replicas. We specialize in original designs only. We will be more than happy to adapt a concept that is unique to you based on current designs you admire, but we will not replicate anyones helmet.
Can you paint my helmet exactly like the one I see in your gallery?
No. While we appreciate you admiring another clients helmet, we will not be able to duplicate their design onto your helmet. We doubt very much you would be happy spending your valuable time and money on a custom painted helmet only to have someone steal it from you. We will however be more than happy to design a helmet that is unique to you, while incorporating colors & elements from other helmets you admire.
Example: If you see a blue helmet with floral design pattern, and also want a blue helmet with floral design pattern, we will re-design the concept and customize it to you. but we will not replicate the same design layout as another client.
Can I change my design or add something after painting has begun?
Of course! Veneratio Designs strives for you to be happy with your new helmet! However, additional fees will be applied for adding/changing a design mid-process due to many variables including design re-scheduling, design time, materials, and paint. It is strongly advised you tell us exactly what you want at the beginning of the process to save you time and money.
Do you ship internationally?
Of course! We currently have clients all over the world and will be more than happy to get you a international return shipping quote via FEDEX or DHL.
How is the return Shipping Handled?
When your helmet nears completion, you will be contacted for final payment preparations and a return shipping quote via UPS which will be added towards your balance. Once your remaining balance clears our account, your new custom painted helmet will be boxed up and mailed to you with a tracking number.