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M35 DD from the Narva Front !!

Article about: One of the latest finds from Narva, this lid was found in May on the positions of the 61 ID and has been excellently cleaned up by my good freind and WRF member Gurov !!

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    4md is offline

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    Nice relic Paul, looks a bit like a Q decal possibly

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    Quote by KradSpam View Post
    That Heer decal is strange! The black ink has survived perfectly but all of the metallic pulver is gone. It's like a stencil now, pretty cool.
    I noticed that as well Andy. Very cool.

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    Nicely cleaned up too. Got rid of those rust boils without fading the paint. As asked above, was the treatment an Oxalic acid bath?

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    As for cleaning you'll have to ask the Gurov as that is his field !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Very nice lid Paul and the Heer decal is really unique looking. Congrats mate.

    Regards, Lars

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    I have a SS lid with similar faded decal. Very little of surface decal left. The heavy cleaning and acid does this. At least these guys know how to clean away the rust and not the whole decal with it.

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    The trick is not to touch the decal while its wet. The acid may soften the decal so until everything is dried nice and hard again, it's a case of 'hands off' as far as the decal is concerned.

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