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Removing paint in a safe manner

Article about: Hello again, I just purchased (it's being shipped to me) a nice m35 Quist helmet, that appears to be post war painted. I like to restore helmets and this helmet is a good candidate due to pr

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    I don't know if its the right thing to do, but I preserved the entire helmet in a thin coat of Vaseline. Anyway, seeing this helmet come to life is so enjoyable........... I would love to know its story!

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    Wow.Great result..

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    An excellent job you have done on removing the paint. I wouldn't advocate leaving it smeared in Vaseline though, in no time it will be covered in dust. I would clean it off and give it a coat of beeswax polish - not the spray type though! Many museums do this to prevent rust.
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    Quote by HARRY THE MOLE View Post
    An excellent job you have done on removing the paint. I wouldn't advocate leaving it smeared in Vaseline though, in no time it will be covered in dust. I would clean it off and give it a coat of beeswax polish - not the spray type though! Many museums do this to prevent rust.
    Copy that, ill do just that.
    Many thanks

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    Fantastic job there, top drawer! Will you get a period liner to complete it or leave it as it is?

    Btw there is a wax called 'Renaissance' developed by the British museum perfect for this. I first heard about on this forum actually. Here is a link to it:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Wax

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    Quote by canti44 View Post
    Fantastic job there, top drawer! Will you get a period liner to complete it or leave it as it is?

    Btw there is a wax called 'Renaissance' developed by the British museum perfect for this. I first heard about on this forum actually. Here is a link to it:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Wax
    Hi canti, ill look for a liner, completed luftwaffe helmet would be a nice addition to my collection. Also thanks for the link, ill check it out!

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    Quote by canti44 View Post
    Fantastic job there, top drawer! Will you get a period liner to complete it or leave it as it is?

    Btw there is a wax called 'Renaissance' developed by the British museum perfect for this. I first heard about on this forum actually. Here is a link to it:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Wax

    I just bought it, it was $15 with some change but the reviews were amaizing; thanks again for the link.

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    The renaissance wax gives a nice matt sheen and a purdy smell to the helmet (as well as protecting the finish of course)

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