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? What is the difference between a ZERO2 and ZERO2 ELITE? What is the best way to clean my football helmet? How do I properly fit my VICIS ZERO2? Can I make a team order for ZERO2 helmets?