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WH M35 DD a winter cleanup job

Article about: Maybe because it was damaged it was used as a ladle for concrete in the building / repairing of something in the area - maybe even late in the war??? A nice clean-up but I liked it more with

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    Hi there gents!

    Bought this relic lid from Germany for just over EUR 25. It was found (ground dug) last year in Halberstadt (Sachsen_Anhalt) at the former barracks there (possibly Infanterieregiment 12).
    It came slightly cleaned, but with a lot of rust and dirt (like concrete). So I read some of the forum threads how to do and decided to go for a long term cleaning first using a bath with a mild detergent and then oxalid acid.

    Here's what it looked like when I received it. More to follow.
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    A lid with character, i'd pay 25 euros for it!..
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Nice relic lid Sure looks like concrete or something like that.

    Velkommen til Er selv fra DK men bor i Rusland

    Regards, Lars

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    Well!

    I've spent several hours trying to clean it up. I think the result is quite alright.

    I've learned that oxalic acid is very effective, but smells a bit if you're using it indoor Always use gloves.

    The color may faint a bit and don't apply it to the decals.

    However, after the cleaning the helmet revealed some more details. Producer "NS 66", lotnr. "E163" and a "Beschaffungsamt" stamp of 1939 (hard to see on the picture). It seems to have been repainted in Black color. I decided to leave this as is.

    Now applied with Renaissance Wax (after the pictures was taken) it rests in my Collection as a relic lid.

    Thanks for your attention.
    Michael
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    Thanks Guys
    BR, Michael

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    OK. Did not see that you have been a member since 2012 Good clean up.

    Du er velkommen til at kontakte mig. Send en PM og du får min mail.

    Mvh

    Lars

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    Great work!

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    Looks good!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    It's in great condition after all these years in the ground, I like it.
    Which branch is it?

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    Quote by MoparJW View Post
    It's in great condition after all these years in the ground, I like it.
    Which branch is it?
    Heer

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