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:bawling: a so called self claimed artist - patient of mine convinced me to allow him do some air brushing on my Bell Star Carbon helmet. Out of good well - I came up with a design (Isle of Man crest) and handed him my helmet as well as asking price. The gent raved about his work and all possible things he can do so I was convinced. What I received as a final product was well bloody hell short of expectations. I was so shocked I didn't honestly know what to say or do.

At this time - I have contacted TroyLee Design in So Cal and am hoping they can salvage my helmet. Moral of the story - make sure you get some great references/insurance/etc. before you hand over anything of value to self proclaimed anything!
 

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I gather this was done outside, on a particularly windy day in the rain during an earthquake?

You say he's a patient of yours?
Well, if I were you I'd suggest offering to circumcise this idiot and do a similarly crappy job.
It only seems fair.
 

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I gather this was done outside, on a particularly windy day in the rain during an earthquake?

You say he's a patient of yours?
Well, if I were you I'd suggest offering to circumcise this idiot and do a similarly crappy job.
It only seems fair.
I agree in all aspects and wish I could :bawling:
 

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So you paid this guy in full and he's not interested in a reimbursement?
 

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is it the quality of the work (actual spraying), the quality of the design, the interpretation of your design or all three that is the problem?
 

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Did mine myself - safer...

 

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So you paid this guy in full and he's not interested in a reimbursement?
Art - this guy was totally stoked with his work when he gave me my helmet. To him it was the best work he had done. The reason why I had no words and was at shock thinking what the f*$k did you do to my helmet! My 4 year old could have done better work. Its a shame he doesn't realize that he actually ruined a perfectly brand new helmet.
 

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Bugger, I'm looking at having both my helmets done for the new season, very nervous now.
Donsy - make sure you see a catalog of work and meet some of the customers before you hand over your helmet.
 

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is it the quality of the work (actual spraying), the quality of the design, the interpretation of your design or all three that is the problem?
All of the above - my design is very simple for someone with experience. I had a few local shops give me estimates but they only work on plain white helmets with no graphics as their starting point. I actually wet sanded the helmet and polished it - had I posted the original pictures - someone would have shot this guy. Now I know how one can loose their cool and actually kill someone :bash:
 
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