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Article about: Hello, Is there anything that can be done to remedy a dry, cracked MKII liner? I have one that's in a terrible state and was wondering if anything could be done to soften it up? Tony

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    Hello,

    Is there anything that can be done to remedy a dry, cracked MKII liner?

    I have one that's in a terrible state and was wondering if anything could be done to soften it up?

    Tony

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    Hi Tony the only thing I can suggest is a leather softer that we use on are saddles and horse tack it is called coach lean .
    We have had really good luck with it over the years with dried out old leather stirrup's and harnesses I have never tried it on any of my Commonwealth helmet liners before so I really can not say how it would react .

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Thanks very much for the prompt reply Mark.

    I've had a look for Coach Lean online but haven't found it, is it much the same as other softeners or a more superior brand?

    Tony

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    The can I have is probably 40 years old now and was given to me a number of years back by an elderly gent so possibly not even produced anymore I am positive that there is a comparible available at a riding and or horse tack shop.

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    not sure how well leather softener would work on Rexine (which is manmade)....?

    Ko-Cho-Line is the stuff described btw

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    Thanx NCA I had not even noticed the spelling till you brought it up .
    At times Google auto spelling correct can be a real pain in the A$$.

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    )))))

    Thanks to you both.

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    The liners were made from linseed oil based leather cloth, try an small area with the linseed oil & see how it goes.

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    Thanks!

    I shall try both suggestions out on a small piece, leave it for a few days and then check the result.

    Tony

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    I found a pot of linseed oil at home so tried it out. Although the liner is now a bit better than before it probably needs a little more oil rubbed in. I haven't tried Ko Cho Line yet but if I see some I'll buy a pot to try out.

    Tony

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