Recorking a M-1?
Posted 02 January 2009 - 08:24 PM
Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:09 PM
Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:11 PM
A while back i stripped an ugly m1 helmet down to the steel and then i bought some cork and U.S. army olive drab and spray painted it and sprinkled some cork and resprayed and it looks horrible, can i do anything with this technique or is there something im missing? Please inform me!
I refurbished (3) M1 helmets with Scooter this past summer, The best technique i found is you need to find a Plastic Bowl .. Preferably a COOL WHIP bowl or something like it.
Then, we used a knife or Ice Pick and "Poked Holes" in HALF of the bowl. This way you can use the "Shake" or "Sprinkle" effect. like a flour sifter.
Good Luck !!
Posted 02 January 2009 - 10:27 PM
Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:21 PM
Posted 03 January 2009 - 07:35 AM
Posted 15 July 2009 - 06:26 PM
Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:11 AM
Also, you need to grind your cork up very finely - and I mean VERY finely. The pieces that look small to you after you're done grinding it will look ginormous when they're on your helmet, so it needs to be almost a sand-like texture. I speak from experience.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 12:50 PM
First I paint the outside, inside comes later
I position the helmet on a broomstick stuck in a vice. I do it that way to be able to move the helmet around, to have a more or less flat surface to drop the cork on.
I then spray a first coat on the shell, fairly thick, and while the paint is wet, I use a big chunk of cork from an arts & crafts store wich I sand down while holding it over the helmet shell. The sanded particles fall on the helmet, all of them, big & small, doesnt matter. I move the shell around untill all areas are covered in a satisfactory way. In reality the helmet is now very much overdone with cork. It looks like crap.
I now wait about 20mins to half an hour, depending on how fast the paint dries. Then I use a very large clean& dry soft brush to wipe off all the cork that didnt stick. Thats about 90% of the cork. If there a some bald patches I repeat the process locally.
Once a uniform appearance is attained, I respray the helmet with several coats of paint, till I am satisfied. It should be sprayed in a way that all of the cork absorbs as much paint as possible.
Thats it. And here is a picture to prove it works.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 02:16 PM
Edited by sgtdorango, 16 July 2009 - 02:17 PM.
Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:21 PM
Posted 01 September 2009 - 09:53 PM
I mean M1 shell and liner have different shades so what shade of paint do you take for them? :w00t:
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