I suggest leaving it the way it is, as stripping it will not
only be a lot of work, but will not make it any better
or worth more.........
Unfortunately, you can see that the decals were applied over pitted surfaces. It's still a solid helmet, in any case. And, Welcome to the Forum, by the way!
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Welcome! It isn't very often we get your kind around these parts ...lady folk i mean
As for the helmet, everything I would say has already been mentioned. Just leave it the way it is, IMO . You can pick up a decent shell to restore for a fairly low price.
This is a reverse decal M35 SS helmet - not in the best condition, but real. You can see the Police Adler decal under the expected Pocher runic shield. The Party Shield is the factory applied decal that was applied with the Police decal. Jim G.
Hi , I have not read the rest of the post but this is not an original SS helmet , fake decals that are really poor in construction , nothing like originals. Leon.
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