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 helmet painting prices along with example pictures as of May, 2018. I came to these prices taking into consideration the info above.

I look forward to working with you on your race helmet project.

Below general guide on a new white race helmet.

3/18 ——6/25/18 receive 10% off any helmet painting!! Call or text 1-352-361-3403  now to get started!!!

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.

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

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
  • $600.00
Bell race helmet

Advanced Graphics


  • name on both sides
  • 5 to 8 base colors
  • pinstriping
  • fades and airbrushing
  • gloss finish
  • special effects airbrushing
  • standard font used Arial Black
  • $750.00-$1500.00

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
  • $1500.00 +