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Cleaning an M1917 US helmet?

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    I have a decent condition M1917 U.S. Helmet that seems to have some sort of dry wall or white mud on it. Any ideas on how to safely clean it up?



    Michael

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    If it is indeed drywall mud/spackling,not plaster,I would try a soft towel wet w/warm water and carefully try blotting.Also,products sold to remove roadtar,bugs ect. for vehicles is another option but would be very cautious as this may damage the finish,test in unseen area possibly w/cotton swab...Good luck!

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    Thanks, I decided to leave it all be. It might be plaster and I bought another one in almost mint condition so no need to up grade the dirty one.

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    Hi Michael


    Pictures would help, also keep in mind that most items are nicer looking when they are yust left alone...


    Greetz

    Nick VR

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    I'am with you Nick, let see the pictures first!
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Helmet on the left was the one I considered cleaning up a little. Helmet on the right is the one I got after the fact that made the point moot.

    Michael
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    Both after the oxalic acid cleaning will look like new! But if you would like to remove the surface rusting
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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