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Article about: I got this helmet for Christmas and it wasn't too expensive, at some point someone painted the helmet black and underneath that was silver. I was going to restore the helmet and just paint o

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    Nice result and well worth the time - it looks far better now.

    What did you use - acetone?

    I have helmet painted similar and have been thinking about removing the horrible black paint on it.

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    I just used a can from a hardware store called paint stripper and it's in a can, I tried acetone and it wouldn't take off the black and silver paint at all. The spray bubbles up the paint and you can just wipe it off and the paint stripper wouldn't strip the original paint off thank god I don't know why though.

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    Ill check the hardware store.
    I tried acetone and as you say, it didnt seem to bite on the post war paintjob.

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    If you get the paint stripper make sure you don't leave it on to long because it may eat the original paint, it didn't on mine but just be cautious! Good luck!

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    Looks great without that crappy paint. Please be careful if you are using a chemical paint stripper, use proper hand and eye protection and use in a well ventilated place!..
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    Quote by TheGoon View Post
    If you get the paint stripper make sure you don't leave it on to long because it may eat the original paint, it didn't on mine but just be cautious! Good luck!
    Thanks. Will do.

    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    Looks great without that crappy paint. Please be careful if you are using a chemical paint stripper, use proper hand and eye protection and use in a well ventilated place!..
    Good advice. I'd be a fool not to follow that

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    I did mine in the shed and I thought I was dying! Breathed in to many fumes

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    Great job bring an old war horse back to it proper glory. Marty

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