Yes I am based in the USA. Been getting that question alot for some reason. Yes, you can send in your own solid colored gloss helmet to be painted for a $50 discount. Should be solid gloss for optimal results. Always have that question asked, twice a day atleast. Completion time is 4-5 weeks right now due to high demand and time of year. I am the only artist but I do have help in the pre and post prep stages. So, for the level of quality I aim for patience is a necessity. I stay pretty busy throughout the year, being the best helmet artist out there and all (jk) [ ;-l) but seriously I appreciate all the positive feedback and business and shares and likes on the social networks. Peace and be safe out there!