View Full Version : Painting goggles?

08-04-2009, 07:37 PM
I bought these goggles, since they looked brown in the picture.

But they're actually black:

Cid's goggles are supposed to be brown, and I'm going for maximum accuracy here. I can paint the rims around the lenses, but what about the leathery part around them? Especially since the leather part goes around the bottoms and inside (if that makes sense). Any suggestions about turning these brown?

08-04-2009, 08:34 PM
Best suggestion I have for you is to purchase a brown paint marker (2-3$)that you can find either in the spray paint aisle or in the crafts section. Painting black a different color can be touch and go. Sometimes it works perfectly, sometimes the other color doesn't show through very well.

I might suggest you taking a little sand paper and sanding a small spot around the goggles. I've found that often times the outter color is superficial and can be sanded off with minimal trouble, then its cake to recolor it using the paint marker method I mentioned already.

On the off chance that the paint marker method doesn't work... if the goggles don't flex very much just use spray paint, but you are going to have to either remove the lenses or apply painters tape to protect them.

08-05-2009, 09:52 AM
if it a leatherette fabric you can use fabric paint on them. just sand them first to open the tooth of the material with a fine grit sand paper 600+. if you want a specific shade of rown you can use a Textile Medium to mix with any colour of acrylic paint you want.

08-05-2009, 10:59 PM
Thanks! I'll try fabric paint for the leatherette part and paint marker for the plastic part.

08-06-2009, 03:18 AM
you could also try some "rub n buff" its sold in craft stores mostly. its a wax based stain/polish. worked pretty decent for me for a similar issue