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Article about: hey guys i have a nickle plated m42 helmet that i got real cheap. I was just wondering if i can get the plating off. Some people told me to sand blast it while others told me to use nitric a

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    hey guys i have a nickle plated m42 helmet that i got real cheap. I was just wondering if i can get the plating off. Some people told me to sand blast it while others told me to use nitric acid. I was just wondering if anyone one had some advice

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    I think you should just leave it and get one that hasn't been chromed? They are not that expensive.

    Regards

    Jock

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    well i wanna use this one as a reenacting piece i only have originals at the moment. And i heard stripping the plating isnt that hard you just need to find the right way to do this. I got this shell dirt dirt cheap. and regular shells are about 130-150$ so id rather try to get the plating off first instead of shelling out the money for a reenacting shell.

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    How much did you get it for? If you got it dirt cheap you sohuld try whatever you think. I think sanding it would work. There are really good fake helmets though on Ebay. They are around 40 dollars. If you wear them down they will look old.

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    Quote by Blitzkrieg Bop View Post
    How much did you get it for? If you got it dirt cheap you sohuld try whatever you think. I think sanding it would work. There are really good fake helmets though on Ebay. They are around 40 dollars. If you wear them down they will look old.
    Mate we don't really want to encourage people to buy fake helmets here many of our threads involve learning how to sort out the real from the fake crap
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by jock auld View Post
    I think you should just leave it and get one that hasn't been chromed? They are not that expensive.

    Regards

    Jock
    Good advice Jock !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Good advice Jock !!
    Ditto, I'm with Jock.......................!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Mate we don't really want to encourage people to buy fake helmets here many of our threads involve learning how to sort out the real from the fake crap
    I'm not encouraging him to buy a fake. I'm just giving him advice if he reenacts. I wouldn't want to use a good real helmet, god forbid something happens to it.

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    can't someone other than blitzkrieg help this poor guy out : /

    i think sand blasting it should work. i had a friend who did the exact same thing to his chromed helmet. dont overdo it though.

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    Is this forum for discussing REAL German helmets or are those days gone?

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