01-25-2015 04:01 AM
Wow, congratulations ! That is a remarkable find ! That is truly a good question why anyone would overspray the original finish.
You know I have seen many obscure camo on helmets. I hope this was not an original field apply that you removed. How easy was the gold finish removed ? With lots of effort or easy like one could remove with todays spray paint ?
Why, oh why, do people Do things like spraying a decent helmet Gold?? It just goes to show that alcohol and spray paint do Not mix...
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
WOW with a Q tip . That is impressive work. You did a great job and the reward is obvious! Nice M40. Congrats
the images doesn't really show how gold the paint was. it was a sparkling gold. and came off very easy this paint was sprayed out of a can. but a while ago.
by Ty Revelo
How many Q - tips did it take?
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I used a few of them. but I also had a rag over my finger and dipped it in the thinners and used it to wipe of the larger arrears . but I would make shore that none of the original paint was coming of to.
If it had the metallic finish then for sure it was not original.
In all cases it is a wonderful helmet ! A very nice find !
Mark, I can only congratulate you on saving this one and restoring it to such a high standard, well done, the hard work paid off. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway