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My newest addition to my collection m3 flak helmet

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    Default My newest addition to my collection m3 flak helmet

    Picked this up for $65 to bad it's been painted red so is there a safe way to remove the paint without damaging original paint if there's any left

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    Nice helmet, i do like USAAF gear, a great price too, as for the paint i hear using paint thinners and a cotton swab to remove the paint is quite effective but it does take time.

    Cheers
    Harry

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    Ok here new pictures of the flak helmet, I was going to strip the red off until I found out that this was used on a b17 air base as a fire helmet so taking the red paint off will ruin the history of this helmet so it stays red which I sorts like


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    Quote by chevyfan2k9 View Post
    Ok here new pictures of the flak helmet, I was going to strip the red off until I found out that this was used on a b17 air base as a fire helmet so taking the red paint off will ruin the history of this helmet so it stays red which I sorts like
    Well done

    With best wishes
    alter musketier
    In memory of my father who was in K-Einsatz, combat engagement, with the RAD in the Alps in 1945, of my grandfather who was with the IR 87 during campaign in France in 1940 and of my grand-uncle who served in the Gardegrenadierregiment Nr. 3 "Königin Elisabeth" and who was killed in action at Craonne, Chemin des Dames in France in 1917

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    I'am glad the history is appreciated here, with this piece :-)

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