A shi**y day at work brightened only by a new helmet arriving in the post.
I should have a drink or two BEFORE I settle down to engage on this great forum.
.....Calming down as we "speak"
Glenn is right. However you will never be able to stop the corrosion on a relic, unless you strip it down to bare metal and coat it. Even the smallest spot of rust will start to grow under a layer of paint or lacquer. All one can do is slow down the corrosion.
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
Several shots of Baileys later, some warm new socks ( ta Krad ) and all's well with the world ............. until Monday rolls around again!!!
Are you in the warm socks trade Krad?
Yeah, well it was "buy my helmet & I'll throw in some socks" ........ hey, it's Winter down here, would I say no?
( it was either that or a set of steak knives ...... )