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help needed ww2 british para helmet

Article about: hi just got a ww2 bmb para helmet, dated 1944 , but its been painted . what can i do strip it back leave it thanks mac

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    Default help needed ww2 british para helmet

    hi just got a ww2 bmb para helmet, dated 1944 , but its been painted .
    what can i do

    strip it back leave it

    thanks
    mac

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    got any pictures?

    cheers
    m

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    Default Re: help needed ww2 british para helmet

    some pic s
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    Nice wartime HSAT with the original dark brown textured paint inside, try doing a small area & see what it looks like. 9 times out of 10 you can always tell when it's been stripped after being repainted, damned if you do damned if you don't.

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    Best left ... the outer paint job is close to the metal .....
    If you try to strip it, you WILL go down to bare metal, .. there does not seem to be any of the outer original paint intact.

    Gary J.

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    Default Re: help needed ww2 british para helmet

    could it be restored and if ,at what price whats its worth just now and what would it be worth restored

    thanks mac

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    Default ww2 para helmet more pics

    hi
    some more pics , better ??

    and do anyone know about the ww2 camp bed / cot dated 1944

    thanks again
    mac
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    You could always just cover it with a net, save having to strip it.

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    Nice looking lid.I'd leave it as is personally.Get a chinstrap for it and a ww2 net with some scrim and itll look good.
    As for the camp bed, its the kind of thing used by officers.There is also a matching wash stand, bucket, bedroll and chair.It all folds up and is made with the same colour canvas.

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