What is the difference in paint finishes? January 05, 2023 21:00 Updated Molded Gloss Helmets are unpainted molded helmets. They are made of either ABS or PCA plastic depending on the helmet type. Painted Helmets are molded helmets that have a paint color and either a Matte (flat) or High Gloss finish added to them. Related articles Why don't the colors of the helmet appear exactly as they did on my screen? How do I properly fit my VICIS ZERO2? What is the difference between a ZERO2 and ZERO2 ELITE? What is the best way to clean my football helmet? What is the warranty for my VICIS helmet?