We strongly recommend that you DO NOT paint your own helmet. Painting by anyone other than a reconditioner licensed by NOCAE will automatically void the manufacturers warranty. Store-bought paint and other substances can also lead to shell degradation and/or cracking of the shell or liner components that may not be outwardly visible. CAS uses factory-authorized paints applied in a specific process that does not compromise the integrity of the helmet shell. Other methods otherwise expose the helmet wearer to unnecessary risk.