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Look What's Under the OD Paint!

Article about: nice lid,right now im going to look stupid but whats the best method for removing top layers like this without removing whats original underneath?cheers dave.

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    Great thread and wow you did such a great job bringin out the true colours!!

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    how did you remove the paint i bought a painted over d'day helmet that the marks are showing through, and id love to take of the vietnam paint

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    I used this stuff called "Goof Off", you can get it at any major hardware store. I use the liquid form and applied with cotton balls and q-tips. The stuff is pretty aggressive so be careful. I have tried to reserect 5 helmets. Three was we pretty successful with while two others I made quite the mess of. Luckily the two I screwed up seemed to be of no significance. It's a time consuming process too but all good things come in time.

    Good luck and can't wait to see what lurks behind that post OD paint.

    Russ & Son

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    well im a bit scared of this attempt haha black mark like the D'day helmets were so the germans couldnt see the markings and pick them off

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    well im a bit scared of this attempt haha black mark like the D'day helmets were so the germans couldnt see the markings and pick them off
    That looks like it would flake or peel of that paint.

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    on the front yes, but the back worries me a bit i dont know if there are any marks on the back (i dont have the helmet yet) but im also hesitant to flake of the paint and having it pull of the original and hand painted paint

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    I saw this picture in a book recently that reminded me of this thread. The guy in the foreground looks like he has a two color helmet with the similar pattern.

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    Quote by Tinhat View Post
    I saw this picture in a book recently that reminded me of this thread. The guy in the foreground looks like he has a two color helmet with the similar pattern.

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    old news haha

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    Goof off is good stuff.
    I used it on a D Loop.
    Here is before, during and after.
    Not in that order.
    The last photo is obviously a BEFORE pic.
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    Quote by anton67 View Post
    Goof off is good stuff.
    I used it on a D Loop.
    Here is before, during and after.
    Not in that order.
    The last photo is obviously a BEFORE pic.

    do you rub it on and let it sit or is it like when you rub it on it takes it off?

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