I while ago I found a front seam, fixed bale M1 steel pot in the trash. It's missing a liner, someone had used it for some low caliber target practice, and finally, the steel shell AND cloth chinstrap is covered in some type of waxy substance (to keep the metal from rusting ...?).
This past weekend, I found a CAPAC liner at a junk shop for $5. It is missing it's leather chinstrap, and the leather sweat band has been eaten away. It also has a minor crack to the front of that. Other than that, it seems ok...
First, what do you guys recommend I do about the wax on the steel helmet shell and chinstrap?
Second, can anyone recommend a good source for the components needed to complete the liner?
I will follow up with some pics to show what I'm dealing with...
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION!!