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Luftwaffe Helmet restoration !

Article about: As long as you are mentally prepared should you cause damage during the restoration process. If you are, than go for it. Still a good looking helmet as is. Good luck!

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    I bought this Luftwaffe Helmet to for restoration reasons, probebly going to be hard, and I might ruin it.. so if you guys have any ideas, or tips I would love to hear them!

    Thank you guys, and enjoy these pictures of a German Luftwaffe helmet with a lot of paint on..
    Last edited by Normandie; 04-05-2012 at 12:18 PM.

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    Leave it alone, it's fine the way it is!

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    My sentiments exactly. Leave it as is.

    Jason

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    I'm sure with a magnifying headseat and a scalpel you COULD flake off all the bits of yellow enamel - thats the forensic way to do it - but you may probably go mad in the process as it's HUGE amount of work.

    Thats how I "deflaked" a Luftschutz hand siren and it ONLY took about a week .... :-)

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    Well, it's going to have yellow dots on the value to me and the market ain't hight, I'll rather try to remove a few stains.. maybe not from the decal though.

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    And I paid $270, so I don't think it's too bad
    I like it, but I want to remove a little bit atleast

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    I remember this one, I thought it might be bad. Shame on me.

    It could turn out nice. Q tips, acetone, lots of time good luck and keep us posted.

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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    I'm sure with a magnifying headseat and a scalpel you COULD flake off all the bits of yellow enamel - thats the forensic way to do it - but you may probably go mad in the process as it's HUGE amount of work.

    Thats how I "deflaked" a Luftschutz hand siren and it ONLY took about a week .... :-)
    That's a good idea, less risky than chemicals.

    I agree with the 'leave it as it is' comments usually guys, but there is not much to lose here since it's already been 95% stripped of the yellow. Just my opinion.

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    I'd be tempted to leave it, there's enough of the original paint, and the bits of yellow also show its history post war.

    You got a nice helmet there with a bit of history to it!!

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    Thank you guys, yeah I think I'll take the scapel and try it out, anything I can do with the inside? The same there? =P

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