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The bigbox stores sell "stone" spray paint. A can costs between $6 and $12 usually. I like to mask off the edge of my basic snowboard helmet and paint it with this stuff. While I'm at it, I remove the lens and strap from my ski goggles and paint them to match my helmet.

One of these years I'm going to buy or make some foam "gravel" and glue some of that stuff on the helmet.

Enjoy the comments in the lift line since you'll be the only one with a rockhead helmet and matching goggles (well, maybe not now...).

Step 1: Shiny helmet

Ever wonder why helmets are shiny? Maybe so they'll skid better on asphalt and concrete and keep your neck from snapping?

I'm not too worried about my helmet "grabbing" the snow, but if you paint up your bike or skateboard helmet, you may wish you had left it slick.
Im a little worried about this process. Many paints, spray accelerants, varnishes and finishes will damage the integrity of your lid and void the manufacturer guarantees. In an item of safety equiptment thats possibly bad. Have you checked the paint against those usable on helmets?
Hmmm, good point. I was more concerned about its ability to skid. Maybe a motorcycle guy can comment - you sure see a lot of airbrushed bike lids out there.
True, hopefully theyll comment! would be good to know cos I quite like the effect and would let me get a new lease of life out of helmets...... Im with you on the skidding, dont think its a problem on snow....
If you're skidding fast, a helmet may not help all that much anyway. Mine sure has saved me from a few concussions when I've caught my back edge though!

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