After years of owning a used helmet with peeling silver paint, I broke down today and spent about $500 on a new SHOEI RF-1200. On the way home, on the subway, I started pulling at the peeling paint on the old helmet, and found out that it came off very easily, and in pretty large pieces, and that underneath the silver it was a shiny white helmet. The only place I didn't peel the paint was the top vent because it was not peeling there. I should have done this years ago. So, now I either have a spare helmet, or I can sell the brand new one (the store had signs everywhere saying no returns). But, here's a pic of the old one. Looks pretty good I think!