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FJ Relic Helmet

Article about: Hi there I just register and i'm new to this Forum !! i'm originally from Caen , Normandy and i've moved to Canada 9 years ago... i sold my complete WW2 U.S , Canadian and pretty much my all

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    I really like it! ..I think I may have have seen this one on an auction site. I might even have bid against you! as fare as the rust goes,I have used WD-40 spray in the past on my relic m40 and it really helped . also it 'pepped' up the paint , or at least what was left of it. here are some reference pics as to what it looked like before and after.
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    Hairspray will also help to keep it from flaking and rusting.....but the best thing you can do is keep it in a nice dry environment, and it should last for years....

    If it were mine, I'd hit with a few coats of hairspray.....

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    alright !! And thanks for the advices, and i love the result on your helmet Dean, i'll try my chance, but no acid
    Eletrolyse or else because for now i want to keep it as it as much as i can !! i just rubbed it slowly with a soft cloth and SURPRISE there is much more paint than i thought and it looks slightly like camo pattern, i will post pics tomorrow !! and i'll go for the hairspray or the wd-40..

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    WD-40 actually removes paint so its not the best thing for helmets, ive never used hairspray so i cant comment, you could use Ren wax, that will give it a protective coating and also bring out the look more

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    Hello

    here is the result with just slight cleaning with a soft cloth, and the cork appears to be very strong, some few remains of the original paint, and maybe a camo, it seems more visible for real that on the pics, Liner 61, helmet 71..
    should i go further ?
    your thoughts on this ? thanks

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    I love it!!!! A am also trying to find an original relic, but solid fallschirmjager helmet like yours, plus you can be certain its ORIGINAL!!! I currently have an M42 helmet, and I am thinking about what to use to bring the paint out, so what is best? WD40, hairspray ...? Thanks, and great helmet! Patrick

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    and a nice dutch WW2 helmet you have there in the background

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    A very nice relic FJ helmet. Congrats!

    Just leave it "as is", or use the hair spray as advised.

    The crack is most likely a frost "bite". Most of the time, let's say 8 out of 10 times cracks on relic helmets come from water/wet soil expanding when freezing. We find a lot of them in Russia.

    Regards, Lars

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    Thank you Datrus !!

    and i like the frost bite lesson which is true !!! and yes i wil let it as is !!!

    best regards

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