Pricing 2017-10-20T12:45:21+00:00

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 Sept. 2017. I came to these prices taking into consideration the info above.

Oct. thru Dec. is a busy time of year so get your Christmas gift helmet painting done as soon as possible to avoid the rush and possible price increase’s.

I also offer a gift certificate for helmet design and painting please contact me for more info.

To get started on your helmet right now use the form below to let me know what you have in mind design wise, brand and model of your helmet. Or you can call or text 1-352-361-3404.

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

Bell youth race helmet

Basic Graphics


  • 3 to 4 base colors
  • Gloss finish
  • name of side
  • minimal airbrushing, special effects
  • no pin striping
  • straight line graphic’s
Bell race helmet

Advanced Graphics


  • name on both sides
  • 5 to 8 base colors
  • pin striping one color
  • fades and airbrushing
  • gloss finish
  • special effects airbrushing

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
  • pin striping
  • checker or US Flag waving

I prefer to start with a new gloss white helmet. Please no flat or matt finish helmets as they 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 a authorized Bell race helmet retailer so you can order your Bell race helmet or accessories thru me.

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 shop are paid by customer. Please let me know when the helmet ships. Helmets purchased on-line 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.

Please call or text 1-352-361-3403 with any questions you might have.

My e-mail is [email protected] if you prefer.

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 art work…….Cartoons, animals, etc. ………….$75.00 – $200 depending on subject

Chrome base paint……………$650.00

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