About Pricing:

As with most professions, my pricing is based on the time it requires to complete a project, cost of materials and business costs such as my shop rent.Twenty years I have invested in learning to design and custom paint race helmets I charge what I believe is a fair hourly rate.

Material costs for the custom automotive paint (House of Kolor, PPG, Inspire) and High Impact clear costs I use could be lower by using cheap products but I use only the best to custom paint race helmets.

Below are example helmet designs according to the amount of detail, colors used in the design.

Please reference A, B, C  type helmet design you have in mind when contacting me.

Text or call 1-352-361-3403 to discuss your race helmet design ideas with me.

Bell youth race helmet

Basic Graphics


  • 3 to 4 base colors
  • Gloss finish
  • name of side
  • minimal airbrushing, special effects
  • minimal pinstriping
  • straight line graphics
  • Standard font used Arial Black
Bell race helmet

Advanced Graphics Design


  • name on both sides
  • 5 to 8 base colors
  • pinstriping
  • fades and airbrushing
  • gloss finish
  • special effects airbrushing
  • standard font used Arial Black

Bell helmet

Max Advanced Graphics

Bell Race Helmet Design



  • name on both sides
  • 4 to 5 base colors
  • flake used in special effect areas
  • pearl used in special effects areas
  • gloss finish
  • extensive airbrushing, drop shadowing
  • fades
  • pinstriping
  • checker or US Flag waving
  • Standard font used Arial Black

I prefer to start with a new gloss white helmet or carbon fiber.

Please be aware flat or matte finish helmets require a lot of extra prep before they can be painted which add’s to the costs.

Please contact me with any questions before you purchase a helmet.

I’m also an authorized Bell race helmet retailer so you can order your Bell race helmet or accessories thru me.

If you require a color match please send color chip with the helmet.

Please do not remove anything from the helmet before you ship it.

For info on the design process please read HELMET DESIGN PROCESS page.

Team logo, sponsor logo’s to be supplied by the client in PSD or PDF format. If exact colors need to be used in the logo this will add to the cost of having the helmet painted. If you have any questions about this please let me know.

If you send me web color codes (RGB, Hex) or print codes CMYK they will be an added cost to have those codes converted to PPG colors. Cost will depend on color.

Color chips you send me that need to be exact will add to the cost of having the helmet painted. That cost will be determined by which color it is.

If you questions about this please let me know.

A 50% deposit is required with your helmet balance due upon completion. All credit cards accepted thru PayPal. Personal checks, money orders also accepted.

I suggest using Fed X or UPS to ship your helmet to my shop. Shipping costs to and from the shop are paid by the customer. Please let me know when the helmet ships. Helmets purchased online can be drop shipped to me to save on your shipping costs.

Don Johnson

2011 NW Martin Luther King Jr Ave

Ocala, Fl. 34475

Generally two weeks from the time I have an approved design. Express service is available for those customers who need their helmet done sooner- $200.00. Please call or text me with any questions regarding turn around time.

Christmas is always very, very busy time for me so prices might increase because of the extended hours I have to work to accommodate all customers, please check with me if Christmas season (late Oct thru Dec.) is when you are looking to have your helmet painted.

Add On Items:

Below are add-on items to consider when planning your helmet design.

Prep Used Helmet- Repair minor scratches, dents…………..$75.00 US

Install PED kit provided by client…………$50.00

Painting to match helmet design and installing PED kit……….starting at $150.00

Matt finish ……………$100.00

Matt, Gloss finish……..$175.00

Logo painting (client to supply file)………$30.00 – $100

Airbrush artwork…….Cartoons, animals, etc. ………….$75.00 – $200 depending on the subject

Chrome base paint……………$650.00

Gold leaf …………..$75.00 to $200 depending on requirements

Flat Black…..flat black color helmets require a lot of extra work before they can be painted..$100.00

A font other than Arial black….$25.00