I was very curious about the paint myself. Had a collector/dealer look at the helmet for me. He explained the paint on the shell was a common vehicle paint used on the Eastern Front post 42-43.he said he had a BMW r12 motorcycle painted with the same paint.
It's been a great discussion all around, and really appreciate everyone's input.
10-20-2015 04:28 PM
If you want to convince the crowd here I suggest you take much better photos with better light of every aspect of the helmet from liner to chinstrap buckle.
I do not like the paint at this point both of the camo and the factory paint.
The decal is visible enough to determine it's originality by USB microscope. if that fails the test you know about the rest.