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Pickelhaube restoration. Advice needed!

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    Look what some idiot did to this pickelhaube. I'm after any advice on how to get the paint off. Thanks for looking.
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    Default Re: Pickelhaube restoration. Advice needed!

    What a shame!

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    It is possible to remove this silver paint with an Acetone solution, in a well ventilated area...with care and time you should be able to remove and re polish with black boot polish, I did this to a Pickelhaube that was painted gloss white, and it turned out great ! let us know how you get on......
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
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    Unbelievable! what on earth was the guy thinking?!

    I'm willing to try and save this, I like a challenge. Send me a PM if interested.

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    Quote by BenVK View Post
    Unbelievable! what on earth was the guy thinking?!

    I'm willing to try and save this, I like a challenge. Send me a PM if interested.
    That is a offer you can't refuse!!
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    I'd take him up on it!

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    The main problem if this is a paint based on original metal powder or not, if the paint mixed with aluminum powder, it will be hard to remove with acetone, but if this is a artificial paint, it will be easyly removed. But remember - the original paint is made from dissolved asphalte, which is a kind of heaviest oil product from it's creacking, it wil may dissolve first. But anyway you have a chance to remove the paint until the base leather , and paint it with a new layer of asphalt, but I gues it will not be so easy.
    Regards,
    Dimas

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    Good luck

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    Hello Vicky, is this your Pickelhaube? Good luck with the paint removal. I hope you're making good progress.

    Luke

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    No, it's my partners Spitace41. It appears he forgot to log off. Although, i've spent my fair share of time helping him with this and it appears to be coming on slowly.

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