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M35 Restoration

Article about: ive been thinking of restoring this helmet but i dont know if i should due to the fact that it has part of its decal and most of its paint left and would look good as a relic but i would lik

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    I do helmet restoration myself sometimes and i think this helmet is too good to restore. Still got some history to it. Get a cheap bad condition relic to work on. Just my opinion. Paul E have one for sale. I have a thread on how i do it in the restoration sub forum if you are interested. For rusty helmets you can also just use vinegar. Takes little more time but much safer than oxalic.

    Regards, Lars

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    I agree with the others, find something in worse condition to restore and keep the history of this beauty 'as is'.

    There are more than a few threads in this forum related to oxalic treatment, you should find most of the information you need there but if in doubt don't be afraid to ask.

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    Thanks For the help, I will treat it with the acid and I will post pictures of it after it's been cleaned. But before when I cleaned it with water and a brush ive discovered HAIR... There was hair under the thin layer of rust that had gotten tangled in the brush and I can still see outlines of pieces of hair under the rust.

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