I have an M42 ET64 helmet and I am just starting to restore it. I have stripped the post war Czech black paint, so it's back to bare metal.
It's in great shape, no dents or pitting, etc.
I have one question should I prime it first, or just apply paint straight to the bare metal?
Last edited by severin; 08-02-2014 at 09:39 PM.
08-02-2014 05:43 PM
Hi, mate, i am a way through refurbishing an M1 US Schuleter, i stripped mine right back like yours and applied a primer one which will protect against rust, good luck with it, pictures would be nice you can view mine in the US M1 helmets section.
Also Seandm has restored German helmets do a search you can find them.
Nice condition that, take your time do plenty of research and view as many of other peoples projects as you can, there is a sub section on refurbishment, also if you can try to obtain original replacement parts, good luck and keep us informed.
Can't wait to see the finished product!
If I restored a helmet I would just paint it and not prime it and age it up a bit, but good luck with your resto and show us when your finished!
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True, Larry...I was just sitting here idly wondering why he's still breathing....I certainly wouldn't have been at that point...lol But, so far, so good-it does look like a decent start on it!
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