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    this helmet is the one i talked about a couple months ago about how i noticed that there may be original paint underneath. i already know that the liner, paint, and decal are fake but im hoping that i might actually uncover something original beneath the new paint. heres some pictures, id like to know what you all think. im guessing that the worst that could happen is i find nothing and since it was fake anyway, ill just refurbish it.

    it looks like the liner band is original. i am posting a pic of the spot when some of the newer paint is missing. i know it may be hard to tell, but does it look like potential original paint underneath?

    it is an ET68, lot # 491.
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    you will indeed be lucky if the liner band is original,,,

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    really? idk it seems original to me. its got that musty german helmet smell when you sniff it real close. i wanna see whats underneath anyway.

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    its much easier and less expensive to put a repro liner band in a repro helmet that to scour the earth for the right size original to fit the repro shell...well it looks like a repro shell from the pics to me anyway...

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    I would love to own that helmet in any case. Really good for reenacting/movies - it has the look

    greetz

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    yea thats pretty much what i use it for : )

    ill get some acetone and give it a go... any helpful tips from you pros out there?

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    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    yea thats pretty much what i use it for : )

    ill get some acetone and give it a go... any helpful tips from you pros out there?
    I wouldn't touch it. I mean, I would not strip the paint off this helmet.
    It looks fine 'refurbished' as it is.

    If it has been repainted within the last 20 years or so, there probably
    won't be anything original or decent underneath anyway, and it will
    have been a lot of work for nothing...

    I'd just leave it the way it is, and display it !

    Are there markings on the inner rim you could show,
    to see if it is an original shell ?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    its really blue, and the decal is a couple mm's thick and ugly haha so id refurbish it anyway. im in need of a sd ss helmet as it is for reenacting : )

    and its an ET68 with a lot #491

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    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    its really blue, and the decal is a couple mm's thick and ugly haha so id refurbish it anyway. im in need of a sd ss helmet as it is for reenacting : )

    and its an ET68 with a lot #491
    Keep us updated with results of the refin,
    and final outcome when you're done !
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Keep us updated with results of the refin,
    and final outcome when you're done !
    will do

    yea ive got a pretty enormous head so you can imagine how delighted i was to see a 68 shell at an army surplus store for 150 dollars : )

    it fits me snugly

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