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Barn-Found Luftwaffe M42, Before/After Surface Cleaning...

Article about: Greetings, Friends... Living in Seattle, the odds of me ever acquiring another unmolested Stahlhelm at a good price in 2015 are slim to none, but the Stahlhelm-God was merciful and generous,

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    No offending aromas present, lol...
    cheers, Glenn
    -Mehr sein als scheinen-

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    Congrats Glenn ,
    You did a fine job cleaning it, it's a totally different helmet ;-)
    Mfg
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    Those scrubby green things are great. Not too abrasive and not made out of steel. They do work wonders. I'm alway afraid to treat any leather. Always been told to leave it as is because anything you put on it will over time be worse. True? False?
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    It's already loosened up considerably since the crud was removed...the liner-tongues are the trickiest part once they've dried and stiffened...It all depends on how far the leather is gone, but I think this one can still be somewhat revived...wish me luck!
    cheers, GLenn
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    Nice work Glenn! Well done.


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    you did a great job on it Glenn.

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    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    No offending aromas present, lol...
    cheers, Glenn
    Glenn,
    Well that is good news.
    I don't know if it would help the leather liner
    but I have found that 'Connolly Hide Care' is great on holsters.

    Jonathan.

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    Thanks everybody, your comments and opinions are very much appreciated, especially from my fellow Gold Club Associates...When I speak of a "Labor of Love" here, I can rest assured that you understand completely...
    cheers, Glenn
    -Mehr sein als scheinen-

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    You did an excellent job on it buddy. It is hard to believe how it looks now as to when you received it.

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    Well done Glenn!
    My favorite way of adding to my collection, find an poor orphan that needs a little TLC.
    Congrats!
    Ralph.
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