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Restoring a M35

Article about: Thanks mate I have not been totally gone, but not much time for sitting and sending helmets at night. Things start to be relatively normal now. all the best, Lars

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    Thank you guys.

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    Update

    Here is the result after the first rough sanding. Next step is to fill the remaining small dents and the edge of the skirt. Then a fine sanding. I hope this can be a help to people who is thinking about taking on a similar project.

    If i had a slower reacting filler i would have been able to fill all the dents the first time.

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    Looking good Mate Are you using a two part filler? Why is the working time so short?

    Regards Phill

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    It's one i have left from working with cars. The brand is called Motip. I guess company policy was "not spending too much time watching filler dry". It's also much easier working on cars than helmets i have found out. A banged up Alfa Romeo from 1957 is a walk in the park compared to this, but helmets is much more fun and relaxing.

    Yes mate. It's a two component filler. Sticks really well to the metal. It is hard and heavy. "She said last night"

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    The third time i go over the surface with filler/putty. Also i have begun rebuilding the edge of the skirt.

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    Looking good Mate, keep us posted

    Phill

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    Quote by WOODSNAKE View Post
    Looking good Mate, keep us posted

    Phill
    this helmet was done by Jim Jaques.he lives up the road from me great guy getting a camo ss done by him i hope soon. Restoring a M35Restoring a M35Restoring a M35

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    Try using less hardener in the filler, you'll increase your working time.

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    Thanks for the advice. Tried that on the last filling job. Did not help that much, so i guess i even have to use less than that. The mixing ratio is 2,5%.

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    2.5% sounds like too much, usually you just want enough hardener to slightly change the color of the putty. I hate it when the stuff goes off before you've even finished mixing it!

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