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Mask Paint Job

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I own the DIAMOND MATTE BLACK BIG LEAGUE ALUMINUM UMPIRE MASK WITH LEATHER.  It is a little over 2 years old, and the frame while still sturdy and intact is showing some silver from usage.  I was wondering if it was possible to spray paint the mask black in order to cover up the silver and make it look new again.  Has anyone tried this before and if so, were you successful in restoring the original look of the mask.  Also, if I were to attempt this, which type of paint would be best?  Thanks.   

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Maskit sports is.by far the best way to go, because he not only paints it but first removes the vinyl coating and checks and fixes welds and bends for one price. But that price is about 35 bucks plus shipping both ways, which comes to about 50 bucks total, give or take. He does NOT straight paint it, he powder coats it, which will last long without chipping or flaking.

Now you certainly can paint it yourself and even strip the vinyl off yourself, and in fact i have done it twice this offseason to 2 masks i have. If you are handy or like diy projects, it would take you less than an hour and less than 10 bucks. If you are interested, i can send you a procedure, types of paint to use, pros and cons. Also, others here have also diy'ed this, like[mention=34]MajorDave[/mention] and others. They inspired me. You can search and see their results.

Finally here are my painted masks, after vinyl removal.and painting:

Wlison cromaly with antique nickel

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PlusPOS with dark charcoal

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@BobUmp  so glad I inspired you. I often wonder if I'm the poster boy for inspiring what not to do. 

I just repainted my black Cro-Moly Wilson. Considered Tony and Mask-it but I wear that mask so infrequently that I did not. Maybe next year. 

Your masks look great by the way. Have great games. I've gotten all 5 of mine scheduled to date in this season without incident. Fingers crossed. 

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Thanks, and I should be getting my HS assignments at week's end, and tourneys start end of March. .. The snow has melted away here, and I am ready to go!

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I had a friend who runs a machine/fabrication shop redo my mask. I asked for a matte black finish. After he got the coating off the mask he called me and showed me what was left. He said he'd still be glad to powder coat it in black matte, but the metal underneath the coating was not really perfect and it may look bad so we went with a slightly textured matte black option and I really like it.

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Old as hell post. 

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16 hours ago, Majordave said:

Old as hell post. 

Wow, it really doesn't seem like it was 3 years ago.

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