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Article about: Hi all, This probably wont go down to well with members but I have some genuine period decals including Heer and KM. As I have an Heer M40 where the original decal has been removed I am cons

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    Hi all,

    This probably wont go down to well with members but I have some genuine period decals including Heer and KM. As I have an Heer M40 where the original decal has been removed I am considering ( shock, horror ) to place a genuine one on this helmet. My rationale is the decals were made to be applied, better to have one on than for it to sit unused in a drawer. What do members think of this?. Could I get some advice on the correct method of applying it please?.

    Thanks Brad

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    My god!!
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    I think you've already seen my opinion post

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    Quote by reichss View Post
    Hi all,

    This probably wont go down to well with members but I have some genuine period decals including Heer and KM. As I have an Heer M40 where the original decal has been removed I am considering ( shock, horror ) to place a genuine one on this helmet. My rationale is the decals were made to be applied, better to have one on than for it to sit unused in a drawer. What do members think of this?. Could I get some advice on the correct method of applying it please?.

    Thanks Brad
    I'm sure you know the answer so what's the reason you post this , yet another controversy ?
    Never saw a person make so many useless posts on a forum before and you call yourself a collector ?

    Depending on how many you have I'd stick'em all on one helmet to make it extra original :-) That is if they are originals of course.

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    An original un-applied decal holds more value to me (and a great many others, I'm sure) than a helmet that has been messed with post-war.

    Sticking an original, period decal on a ND shell just destroys the historical value of both the helmet AND the decal..

    Take the original decals out of the drawer and set them up in a display.. Don't ruin them.

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    I wouldnt do it Brad, besides ruining a piece of history, trying to applying a 65+ year old decal could end in tears..... like Joshua says put them in a frame and display them.
    For me personally i like my ww2 items to be exactly as they were when the war ended
    regards Paul

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    Hello Brad
    As Paul has just said, these decals will pretty much self-destruct as soon as you try to apply them!

    Regards
    Brett

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    Hi all,

    Please calm down, I didn't say I would apply the decal but was considering it, hence asking you guys what your thoughts were.

    I wasn't enthusiastic on doing it and from the responses I wont.

    Enclosed some photos of decals.

    Thanks all

    Brad
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    From the crazing evident in the shield decal alone, personally, I'd say it would be impossible to apply intact in any case-regardless of the intentions.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Your kidding right? Well at least that helmet would then be an instant reproduction to match with the many others you've posted.

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