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Pickelhaube restoration. Advice needed!

Article about: Hi, look what some idiot did to this pickelhaube! Luckily, the liner and inside are intact. Any advice on how i can remove this silver and brass coloured paint?

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    Default Pickelhaube restoration. Advice needed!

    Hi, look what some idiot did to this pickelhaube! Luckily, the liner and inside are intact. Any advice on how i can remove this silver and brass coloured paint?
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    Default Re: Pickelhaube restoration. Advice needed!

    what a shame ,i honestly wouldnt know how to delicately remove the paint on leather sorry james

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    Default Re: Pickelhaube restoration. Advice needed!

    Thats a shame, would a helmet in this condition hold any value?

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    Default Re: Pickelhaube restoration. Advice needed!

    Wow! Wonder what that person was thinking?!

    As for removing the paint, I've heard of others using acetone to remove the red dye from the leather liners in Norwegian reissued German helmets.

    I would, however, suggest posting this in the restoration section for more input before going that route.

    As for value, it's there. Either in parts or to someone who has performed similar restorations.

    Good luck!

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