06-01-2014 04:51 PM
Nic salty relic you have there with lots of characrter, I would say leave it, firstly beacuse it looks better, espcially for such a display and secondly with it in that state there is not much you can do.
I am not a big fan of them persay but have two in my collection, although they are are less corroded I would leave it personally. I can't give much advice on how to store or preserve it best as UI have left mine alone.
Hi Oly, Thank you for your comments. It is the crusty corrosion that I like and will almost certainly leave well alone!!
Thank you once again MR
PS, Any thoughts on the hole???
I am not too sure but to me it doesn't look like shrapnel but I could be wrong. I have two helmets with what I believe to be shrapnel damage and the metal is more ripped. Perhaps it could be a bullet hole but there appears to be no impact flaring? Another option could be the shell has rusted through. Is it the metal thinner around the hole?
Hi Michael ,personally I would not treat the helmet in any way , the rust is old and no longer appears to be "active" as it is not red in colour, all you need do is keep it in a nice stable environment in you house, such as a cabinet. As for the hole I cannot see any flares/fractures etc so I would say it is more likely to be a rust hole. All the best ,Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Now I like my relic lids as much as the next guy but daaaamn, that's salty!
I'd say give it a clean it still looks solid enough and it does look like shrapnel not just a rust hole.
hi Gents, Thank you for your comments and opinions. All are valued and appreciated!!!!!
Thanks again. Michael R