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Another salty m1 helmet

Article about: Just sourced this, front seam swivel Schuleter , better pictures when it arrives, hopefully rust is pretty much superficial. i will decide what to do with it then Steve

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    Just sourced this, front seam swivel Schuleter , better pictures when it arrives, hopefully rust is pretty much superficial. i will decide what to do with it then
    Steve
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    Very nice, I really like the patina....I sense another resto job for the new year coming

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    Nice buy steve,i was watching this one too,personally i would leave it,maybe remove some of the rust,but leave the paint alone,its in a nice original state,and has a somewhat graceful look about it,to change this will just kill any history,however its your Helmet and completely down to you at the end of the day,well done either way..............

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    I like it anyway

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    Thanks guys, i am with Jake on this one other than the rust i like the finish, maybe tidy the rim a little remove as much rust as possible without damaging the original finish ( any tips?), bang a liner in it and that will do, also hope the heat stamp is present.
    Steve

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    Spot on mate,with the other Fixed Bale you had nothing to loose as it was painted yellow,i've used very fine wet/dry but even this may cause some sort of minor wear,really depends on the overall look your after Bud............

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    Cheers Jake, well as it is minus the rust would do me as you say it has a certain peaceful look about it, really need to have it in hand to see how bad it is, i will use some very fine wire wool to clean the rim and decide of the best way for the shell, oxalic acid? i`m not sure yet, but no painting or insignia is necessary for this one.
    Steve

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    Lid arrived this morning, quite happy with it it seems to be original texture and original paint, i will try a light clean with soapy water then a lemon/lime rinse and dry with the wifes hairdryer hopefully this will lift some rust, inside is as clean as a whistle
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    looks great as it is so im glad your refraining from a resto on this one steve

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    Ah, cheers buddy, no need here mate just need to eliminate the rust. I should be able to get rid of most of it,,, now in need of another liner though,,, these m1`s are addictive.

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