10-26-2015 11:58 PM
Keep going! Would love to see how this baby turns out when she's back in her old glory.
What I think is, that you have a Spanish helmet.........
Yep, I agree.....Spanish lid with the front bracket removed and someone in the past has repainted and modified it to resemble a German helmet. Those extra holes you have are for the Spanish liner sysrem
Thanks guys, lots of stuff wasn't making sense on this. thankfully almost no money on this one. I will use it for paint ball or target practice.
I appreciate it.
there is quite a lot of upside to this project.
I got to mess around with paint stripping ect.
I thought this was german in the beginning and I am gonna be honest rather embarrassed
that aside I was thinking if I did mess something up, I would be working on a torn up helmet that I have little money in.
Lessons learned on this project
I used regular strength nail polish remover (thinned acetone),
and Professional strength nail polish remover (%100 Acetone)
I used cotton balls, and both round and square cotton pads. I also employed paper towels.
All of these have advantages
light lifting cotton balls,heavier scrubbing used the shaped pads and for rough scrubbing paper towels.
if there is anything at all I want you guys to take away from this is don't F*ck around with the Acetone.
I may sound like an ass or a naggin parent its important.
Even at the Fire House with a huge ass exaust fan I needed to don a m-59 gas mask to comfortably pull this off.
Being a trained Hazmat Tech I have seen people pay dearly for even messing around with household chemicals.
there is no safe level of acetone to be exposed to.
It is extremely flammable in both liquid and vapor states.
#1 if you don't want to learn how it feels to be the victim of a ww1 gas attack wear respiratory protection.
#2 unless Trying to erase your fingerprints , because your an arch criminal or spy wear use decent gloves!
#3 unless interested to see how it feels to be the human torch make sure there are no ignition sources in the area which you are working.
heed my warnings
A lesson learned and a thumbs up earned... Sorry GP... Probably a great time doing it though ?
I'd rather be A "RaD Man than a Mad Man "
Get someone to weld in the odd Spanish holes, bondo
the front gouge, and refinish it in whatever style you
like. Repro liners and chinstraps are not too
expensive. Make a display piece.........