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M35 Exposed: Before And After

Article about: Found on-line recently and advertised as "German M40 helmet, Q64 - fresh from estate". Rusted, with a couple coats of paint - silver over pale blue - I realize this 'blue' may have

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    Quote by jws54 View Post
    I have brought back some helms from overpaints. I use lacquer thinner on a q-tip and roll it over the area. I also sponge it on with a paper towel and blot it....
    I should have been a lot more careful with this decal by doing it slower, working in smaller areas over and around it. Something to think about for next one if the opportunity arises.........

    Regards, Steve.
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 04-22-2010 at 08:15 AM.

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    Good Job Steve. Yes Acetone is too strong. I use acteone to clean the oil off my bowling balls & it can easily take the shine off them. Try something a little less abrasive next time Well done on this effort though

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