M16 stahlhelm relic or battlefield pick-up.
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You've got a battle-worn shell with desirable camo-paint at a good price...I'd leave it as it is, it's a terrific display piece!
thanks for your input friend, much appreciated. I was under the impression the beeswax was simply a protective measure for relic condition helmets. In this case you think it unnecessary?
I wouldn't use bees wax on this. If more gray paint will come off easily,
then a light coat of WD40 will really bring out the camo. The WD40
will eventually evaporate, leaving the surface relatively clean
and also act as a rust inhibitor - Avoid the vent lugs.........!
Thanks for the comments guys. The wax idea is only from what I have gleaned from reading what others on this forum who collect relic helmets use. In fact several recommend Renaissance Wax polish on this excellent thread here from a few years back.