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M-1917 Imperial German Helmet!

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    Default M-1917 Imperial German Helmet!

    Should i clean this helmet it has just surface rust?
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    I don't think I would clean it. Leave it and display it as is!

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    Where can i post this helmet to get people's opinions on it?

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    It's in the right section. Leave it as it is; cleaning it up will not make it any more valuable nor will it make it look nicer. Just appreciate the patina.

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    You could try an oxalic acid bath but personally I wouldn't recommend it for this helmet as there doesn't seem to be enough original paint left to make the acid trick worthwhile. I think it's better left 'as is' and your pennies saved for a better example like...I dunno...a camo perhaps?

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    Leave it as is - cleaning it up will only destroy
    it's originality.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Looks good as it is!...
    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 wouldn't do any harm to go over it with a beeswax polish. it will stop the oxidisation without ruining the finish of the helmet.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    I would leave the surface alone as the others have indicated. It looks great as it is.

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