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Article about: This particular helmet was used by the norwegians and was painted blue when i aquired it, after about 2 weeks of work removing the paint using my wifes fingernail polish remover, this is wha

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    This particular helmet was used by the norwegians and was painted blue when i aquired it, after about 2 weeks of work removing the paint using my wifes fingernail polish remover, this is what i found underneath, original green paint with a partial name, this was the first time i tried this on any helmet, i think it turned out pretty good.can't find any maker marks.
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    Nice job Bowlin, I've had an M17 that I can't get the repaint off. Tried the nail polish remover without any luck. Happy it worked for you. John

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    It wasn't easy, i probally worked on it an hour a night, i read some of the tips on this forum and thought i'd try it, thanks for your comments. Craig

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    The acetone seems to do the trick with the reissue paint but the original stuff seems to be tougher, I guess they baked the original finish whereas the reissue paint was simply brushed/sprayed on.
    Nice result by the way Craig

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    Hi,
    nice result on your work it takes time but is worth it in the end, some good paint left on it
    and will make a good display helmet. they did bake the helmets in the making so the paint is
    very hard to remove, you were lucky to have such a nice helmet underneath it.
    Dave.

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    You're very lucky Bowlin! I just stripped back a Norwegian re-issued helmet which had been refurbed in Luftblau with decals in the 1970s. I got the blue paint off very easily, but underneath the shell was a tans/sand colour and the spot where the decals originally sat were sanded clean :-(

    Out of interest, what colour did the Norwegians use for these helmets? I'd always assumed it was green colour?

    Jimbo

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    They also used a tan/yellow colour I believe. I have found this too.

    Cheers, Ade.
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