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How to determine a real paint job 70 years later??

Article about: OK guys, what about this relic, eh? ....... what a garish shade of green - BUT surely it's legit because it's a dug relic .....Whaaaat? So it got me thinking on weird cammo patterns ( or alt

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    Default How to determine a real paint job 70 years later??

    OK guys, what about this relic, eh? ....... what a garish shade of green - BUT surely it's legit because it's a dug relic .....Whaaaat?

    So it got me thinking on weird cammo patterns ( or alternative colour paintwork.) How could we tell ( using this possible example ) whether the paint was wartime done or if a kid in the 1950's painted a helmet and then it got dumped, buried and dug up decades later ?? ...... I guess as implausible as it may be, we can't really tell - but sheez, this one is just kooky!!!

    Dan
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    Taste the paint. If it tastes 70 years old than its good

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    Not sure when they are in this condition. Experience is the best bet.

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