Babbies first Restoration

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redsun
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Babbies first Restoration

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My first restoration project, all set and raring to go.
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Looks like a major restoration project you are undertaking.

What's the background story to the helmet and where was it found?

Good luck and please keep us posted with pictures.... :shock:

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Blimey! Good luck with that and keep us posted!
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The helmet (at least I hope there is a helmet buried under there) was dug out of the Ardennes by English relic seekers, at least I think that is the term for them. They found a number of helmets, along with other gear in what appeared to be a German depot site that had been shelled by US guns. As you can see the liner is mostly intact, though I doubt I can save the leather but you never know. I will post photos as the process continues. Stay tuned.

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Good luck but I think you are biting more than you can chew on this one!
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carvillan wrote:Good luck but I think you are biting more than you can chew on this one!
Just you wait :wink: that being said, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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update: rust removal is going fairly well. Hammerite gel and careful use of a wire brush, starting to see metal showing through.

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Update: project is on the backburner until I can figure out what to do with the liner. In the mean time, here is my other one!
Original condition: Image

Now:
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