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#51 NickD

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 11:50 AM

i will do mate im going to try mine with spray paint rather then out of a tin to see how that goes ;)

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 12:43 PM

i will do mate im going to try mine with spray paint rather then out of a tin to see how that goes ;)

Sounds good Nick, move quickly spray paint dries a little too
fast for my liking.-Grant

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 12:58 PM

Well Done!!! :thumbsup:

I have seen a lot of repaints at shows, and your work here looks top notch. Tell me, did you grind the cork yourself? And where did you get the paint match? I have been thinking of building a helmet for my nephew and this post finally convinced me.....I CAN do it...lol. Shoot me a PM when you can.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 01:44 PM

Real nice recorking job.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 03:43 PM

It's your helmet, Grant, and it looks nice, but I'd have left it the way it was. I would want Joe Greco to recognize it if he saw it.
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Posted 15 May 2010 - 04:34 PM

It's your helmet, Grant, and it looks nice, but I'd have left it the way it was. I would want Joe Greco to recognize it if he saw it.
Bill

Hey Bill I understand where you're coming from,but I'm afraid Mr. Greco wouldn't be able to recognize it because nearly all the paint was removed before it fell into my hands.-Grant

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 04:45 PM

Hey Grant,Tell me something,did you roll something heavy all around yours
to get the cork to lay down like that thread said.I used an empty hair spray
can and pressed down real hard.It laid down some but I didn't see a whole lotta
difference.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 04:57 PM

Hey Grant,Tell me something,did you roll something heavy all around yours
to get the cork to lay down like that thread said.I used an empty hair spray
can and pressed down real hard.It laid down some but I didn't see a whole lotta
difference.

Kenneth

Hey
Ken, do you mean the flatness of the cork? -Grant

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:40 PM

Hey
Ken, do you mean the flatness of the cork? -Grant

Yes

#60 Grant G.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:51 PM

I'll send you a p.m. -Grant

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 04:37 AM

Well Done!!! :thumbsup:

I have seen a lot of repaints at shows, and your work here looks top notch. Tell me, did you grind the cork yourself? And where did you get the paint match? I have been thinking of building a helmet for my nephew and this post finally convinced me.....I CAN do it...lol. Shoot me a PM when you can.



Hi Mate.

Thanks for comments,I have sent you a pm, which hopefully covers your queries.

I am glad I have inspired you too :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 04:41 AM

Real nice recorking job.




Hi Mate.


Thanks a lot,coming from you this means a lot, as you know a great deal more than me, regarding M1 authenticity :thumbsup:

I just hope I don't get a reputation, as a faker now ;)

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 06:03 AM

Hey fellow restorerer,looking good, you did a great job :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 08:05 AM

Way to go Nick, if you put a primer over this ,your on your way there :thumbsup:

#65 Grant G.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 08:53 AM

Nice work Nick! Keep at it :thumbsup: . -Grant

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 09:05 AM

cheers guys :twothumbup:

ive got the cork grated & sorted just got to sort out the paint then i can get started on the next stage ^_^

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 09:17 AM

Hey fellow restorerer,looking good, you did a great job :thumbsup:

Thanks Gaz! -Grant

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 09:41 AM

I hear that re corking a helmet ain't easy to do, but you seem to have carried this job out to a tee! Very nice over all finish.

Well done. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:57 AM

I hear that re corking a helmet ain't easy to do, but you seem to have carried this job out to a tee! Very nice over all finish.

Well done. :thumbsup:




Thanks Mate.

Again coming from you,this is a real compliment,
And no it's not that easy, but hopefully I have shown that it can be done,without any fancy tools and epuipment,and most importantly.....on a budget :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:12 AM

Who's cork did you use? And the paint?

Thanks
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 03:42 AM

well the paint finally turned up i know its not going to be the correct colour but its the best i could do ^_^

http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu74/nicknak73/SAM_0050.jpg

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:26 AM

Who's cork did you use? And the paint?

Thanks
Mark




Hi Mark.

Aha...this is were I let you into my "trade secrets" ;)

The cork was made by me,using 3 wine corks,and a cheese grater.

The paint is a mix of, N.A.T.O/M.O.D.- Vehicle paint,which I got from a Military Surplus yard, which was then mixed with Matt brown- Anti-rust primer,I won't mention the brand ,but I'm sure you have something similar where you are.
This was mixed, to create an approximate colour to match one of my original finish lids.

Thanks for your enquiry :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 05:56 AM

well heres my attempt not bad for the first time i spose ^_^

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q141/jackthelad_2006/SAM_0059.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q141/jackthelad_2006/SAM_0060.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q141/jackthelad_2006/SAM_0065.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q141/jackthelad_2006/SAM_0063.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q141/jackthelad_2006/SAM_0065.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q141/jackthelad_2006/SAM_0064.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q141/jackthelad_2006/SAM_0062.jpg

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 05:57 AM

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q141/jackthelad_2006/SAM_0066.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q141/jackthelad_2006/SAM_0067.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q141/jackthelad_2006/SAM_0068.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q141/jackthelad_2006/SAM_0069.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q141/jackthelad_2006/SAM_0070.jpg

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 06:20 AM

Bravo! Welcome to the ranks of the restorers. :thumbsup:


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