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Island Sports Repair

Repairing your hockey gear for over 30 years

Airbrushing starts at $400. 

(Typically 3 colors + black & white, team logo, or jersey number)

Get a custom airbrush design on your helmet. 
Express your individuality or proudly display your team logo and colors. 

Ready to discuss a design? Send me an email at:

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to schedule a time to talk. 

We use computer graphics so you can visualize the final product in Concept - Complete.

Cost increases based on:

  • Complexity of the design (the more components, the higher the cost)
  • Amount of colors
  • Using special paints and glittery application
  • Portraits
  • Repair to old helmets. We will not paint over cracks or chips.
  • Backplate design

 All helmets are finished with automotive clear coat for a durable finish.

We will require a $50 deposit during the design process. This will be applied to the final cost of the artwork. We reserve the right to limit the amount of changes to the design. Once approved and the painting process has started, we cannot allow further changes.

Important:

We can paint helmets made of Lexan Polycarbonate helmets but they may not be as durable as helmets made of a composite material, such as kevlar or fiberglass. Youth and junior helmets are typically made of Polycarbonate material. 

New helmets are preferred. Helmets that have prior paint or chips require additional preparation and will add to the final cost.


 

Link to the  Airbrush Info page when you are ready to customize your lid. Learn about the steps involved on the The Airbrush Process page.

 Each helmet can be viewed from all angles through the links on the pictures or below

2018 Projects

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 Helmets

28,15,0,50,1
25,600,60,1,5000,1000,25,2000
90,300,1,50,12,25,50,1,70,12,1,50,1,1,1,5000
0,1,0,0,1,30,10,5,0,0,0,10,0,1
Terminator
Terminator
Canterbury
Canterbury
Great Neck Bruins
Great Neck Bruins
NYC Scprpions
NYC Scprpions
Great Neck Bruins Youth
Great Neck Bruins Youth
Dragons
Dragons
US Russia
US Russia
NY Teams
NY Teams
Farmingdale State
Farmingdale State
Farmingdale Rams
Farmingdale Rams
SUNY Farmingdale
SUNY Farmingdale
Zombies
Zombies
Black Red
Black Red
Armed Forces
Armed Forces
Maine-iac
Maine-iac
LI Gulls
LI Gulls
Rangers Explosion
Rangers Explosion
Rangers Arrows
Rangers Arrows
Dark Knight Joker
Dark Knight Joker
Patriot
Patriot
Manhattanville
Manhattanville
Grim Reaper
Grim Reaper
Wolfman
Wolfman
Pennywise
Pennywise
Puckstopper
Puckstopper
Ice Monster
Ice Monster
Bulldogs
Bulldogs
Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds
JrIslanders
JrIslanders

Backplates

28,15,0,50,1
25,600,60,1,5000,1000,25,2000
90,300,1,50,12,25,50,1,70,12,1,50,1,1,1,5000
0,1,0,0,1,30,10,5,0,0,0,10,0,1
Canterbury
Canterbury
Knotless
Knotless
Black n Red
Black n Red
Metal Plate
Metal Plate
LI Gulls
LI Gulls
Manhattanville
Manhattanville
US Russia
US Russia
Terminator
Terminator
Patriot
Patriot
Rumsey Hall
Rumsey Hall
NY Teams
NY Teams
PuckstopperBP
PuckstopperBP
Ice Monster  BP
Ice Monster BP
Bulldogs Backplate
Bulldogs Backplate
Thunderbirds BP
Thunderbirds BP
JrIslandersBP
JrIslandersBP

 

 

Concept to Complete

We conceptualize the design using computer graphics for your approval.

The design is followed closely during the painting progress. 

Minor adjustments may occur due to the curves and hole features of the helmet

and to create balance of the graphics.

 

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My process starts with creating a computer generated design of the graphics that will be applied to the helmet. (See Concept to Complete) This art work will also be used for the design and approval process and also to cut out masking material that will be used in the airbrush process. Several masks may be cut for each design depending on how many colors and the complexity.



Depending on the design, I may add lightening, lens flares or other items that connect the graphics together.

As part of my process, I apply a background pattern that is usually visible up close. It can be a hint of a brick wall, stripes, dots stars, or something more elaborate. If you look at my past helmets and zoom in close, you will see some of these patterns. It will make the main graphics appear more dimensional when complete.



Once approved and I have the helmet, I start removing all hardware. We prefer to work on new helmets.

If you have a helmet you have been using, the condition will be assessed. Chips and cracks can be repaired at additional cost. (See our Helmet Resin Repair page) On helmets that are not new, we may have to cut out rusted hardware which will be replaced with new hardware at no extra cost. If you need/want to replace the cage, you can do so at an additional cost.

Depending on the manufacturer, I either remove the padding or cover it so it does not get overspray paint. 

The helmet is then sanded in all curves and crevices so that the paint will adhere, then cleaned to remove any oils or waxes.

A coat of primer/sealer is applied. The graphics are printed and taped to the helmet for sizing and determine interference of straps and holes.



When the airbrushing is complete, a few coats of automotive clear coat is applied to protect the paint. When it is fully cured, the hardware (and padding if applicable) is reinstalled and is now ready for delivery.

Backplates require all the prep work as stated above. The stickers will be removed. If I can remove them in one piece  I will stick them to the inside of the backplate (sometimes they just fall apart). The glue must be cleaned off before sanding and priming. Artwork is created and masking material is cut for the design and a final automotive clear coat is applied. The cost of backplate is $50 for a one color to match the helmet (only if the helmet is also being painted). A simple design (number or name) would be $100, more if the design becomes more detailed.

A new backplate harness can be created in the color of your choice. The harness that allows greater exposure of the surface is stitched in and is a separate cost. 



As you can see, it is labor intensive. The airbrushing is only a part of the entire process.