Couldnīt wait, bought some acetone today and found the maker/size stamp: O or Q64 and the lot nr: 762. It was some filler inside it to hide two medium holes. Some darker rusty colour beneath and some parts were polished to the metal. This is just the inner. Too rough texture on the outside, doesnīt work with a sponge. Do you guys have any idea what I should use on the outside to remove the paint?
Here is how the helmet look now. Have ordered airvents and rivets and gonna restore it because no original paint was on the shell. Filler was behind the decals so they were fake.
Found a name in it today, like etched to the rim, a grade (I think?) and the name Keller, you can see it on one of the pictures.
It name seems to have been originally painted on the helmet
and it then rusted quite a lot around the letters, creating
With all rust and paint removed, the information appears because
the lettered surfaces are actually higher - the name was never
exposed to the elements and was protected by the paint.
Last edited by Walkwolf; 07-19-2010 at 06:22 PM.