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How do clean a helmet after treating it in oxalic acid

Article about: I’ve been cleaning up a pretty horrible condition relic helmet and let it sit in oxalic acid a while, any ideas as to how I should clean the acid off? Should I just let it soak in water fo

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    I’ve been cleaning up a pretty horrible condition relic helmet and let it sit in oxalic acid a while, any ideas as to how I should clean the acid off? Should I just let it soak in water for a while?

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    I’ve always just rinsed it off with water, some soap and water I’d imagine wouldn’t hurt either.

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    Maybe some photos would help to give you a much better advise

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    Thanks for the help, and yeah I’d post a photo but I’m using my phone and can’t figure out how to attach a photo lol, it’s in a pretty disgusting condition but I’m proud of it because I’ve been able to bring back a lot of the original paint

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    If you use the search box on the top right of this page you will find a lot of other threads on using oxalic acid. Here’s one to start you off:
    Relic M35 rust removal, electrolysis or oxalic acid?

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