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How To Remove Lead Paint

Article about: Hello, I have a relic camo helmet that is overpainted the decal. What can be used to get this old lead paint off. I try paint stripper and it not even touch it. Thanks

  1. #11

    Default Re: How To Remove Lead Paint

    looks like someone hit him with a shovel?.

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  3. #12

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    I'm thinking a propellor blade since it was in a lake, i would now leave it as is

  4. #13

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    Well I try Brasso and lighter fluid and again not remove anything. Whatever this paint made of it's killer good. They need lab test on it and use it for NASA or something lol!

  5. #14

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    Acetone works well.........


  6. #15

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    It wasn't lighter fluid, just oil bottle. Ok I try acetone as well.

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    Well now I know there is no decal under the paint. How do I know this? Well one year later the painted camo is flaking off all over the helmet including the dark brown decal area.

    It was in water for 65 years and seller used a wax on it after the rust removal cleaning.

    Any way to stop this rust?


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    Keep in a dry place, rewax it with a thin layer of beeswax or give it a spray with WD 40 and wipe off the excess!...
    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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    Thanks but lots of relic guys hate any oils on them. I did it once and see what they mean, it changes the rust color to dark.

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