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#1 Guest_tomskeroo_*

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 04:55 AM

Hi,
I've got a WWII rear seam with an old refinish. It's has been left to go a bit rusty over time. I want to add a cover but don't want it stained by the nasty brown stuff. I don't want to repaint the helmet - any ideas for getting rid of the rust and not the paint?

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#2 bfryar44

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:31 AM

Hands down Whink rust remover is the best rust remover ever!!! It will remove light to medium rust on helmets and will not disturb the paint. Also, it will remove rust stains from canvas chin straps and helmet liner webbing. Does not fade or discolor the material at all. Follow the directions and you will be good to go.

You can buy it at Ace Hardware, Wal-Mart, and some Lowe's stores.
http://www.whink.com...ain_remover.htm
Bryan

Edited by bfryar44, 15 November 2007 - 06:39 AM.


#3 bfryar44

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:16 AM

This is an old thread but I wanted to show again how great this stuff works. I've been using it for over 15 years with some amazing results and very few problems. Cleaned rust out of hundreds of sets of M36 suspenders, canvas slings, straps, helmets, liners, the list goes on and on. It works best on strap material and clothing but be careful when using on some types of field gear canvas cloth such as mapcases, GP bags, M28 haversacks, etc.. Always test just to make sure you won't discolor the cloth. Quick note, I personally would not recommend removing rust patina from rare artifacts such division painted helmets, etc..

Follow the manufacturer's directions. Also do not use hot water and do not scrub the material affected.

Bryan


$20 WW2 Westinghouse liner before...........
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After...........
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:42 AM

Bryan.. ..that looks a great product with excellent results..i have yet to find anything like this in the U.K..trade ya for some warm beer Bryan.. ;)

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:35 PM

trade ya for some warm beer Bryan.. ;)


BigJoe,

Thanks for the offer but I'll stick to some ice cold Sam Adams beer or a good Belgian Beer. ;)

Haven't been able to acquire a taste for warm beer.

Bryan

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:37 PM

Bryan,

How about sending me over some of that Rust remover http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif You take paypal :rolleyes:

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:43 PM

Bryan, is there some secret method that you use, or is it just pretty much follow the directions off of the back of it? ;)

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 05:29 PM

Bryan, is there some secret method that you use, or is it just pretty much follow the directions off of the back of it? ;)


DALBEY58,

Use the directions with the exception of the last step, machine washing the fabric. I just simply rinse with cold water instead to make sure all the chemical is removed.

1. Dampen material with cold water.
2. Apply a few drops of Whink remover until stain is gone.
3. Rinse thoroughly with cold water.

If you have a stubborn stain just repeat until the stain is removed. You can use your finger or a soft brush on some stubborn stains but I would keep it to a minimum to avoid disturbing the dyes in the material.

Bryan

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:59 AM

Thanks much Bryan, I will be stopping by Wally world after work. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif
BTW, the liner look great! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif
Aaron

Edited by DALBEY58, 26 February 2008 - 11:02 AM.


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Posted 26 February 2008 - 08:58 PM

For helmets, especially heavy rust to inside the pot, how would you use this?

Mike

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 06:04 AM

For helmets, especially heavy rust to inside the pot, how would you use this?

Mike


Mike,

I apply directly onto the helmet then let it set for a few seconds, thoroughly rinse with cold water. Use your hand to rub the remover into the paint and to help gently scrub the the rust out (make sure to wear rubber gloves). May take two or three applications for best results. It will not remove heavy, caked on rust but it will remove rust stains and rust that has bled through the OD paint. I've had several "brown" rust tinted helmets that went back to their original OD green color after one or two applications.

Bryan

Edited by bfryar44, 27 February 2008 - 06:07 AM.


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Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:15 AM

Does'nt the water rinsing cause new rust forming? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif
If not...this is a must have!!!

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:26 AM

Does'nt the water rinsing cause new rust forming? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif


Sbas,

I dry the helmet off with a towel as soon as I finish rinsing. In some cases I may apply thin coat of oil just to make sure. ;)

Haven't had any rust problems with my helmets yet and I live in the Southern part of the US. Tends to be very humid here during the summer months.

Bryan

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:42 AM

I think I have a perfect candidate for the Wink rust remover....there seems to be some good grey blue paint under there.....what do you guys think should I try it or leave the talker as is?.....thanks for all advise......mike
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:42 AM

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#16 sgtdorango

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:43 AM

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 05:19 PM

Ok, I took the plunge. Here is before and after pics of what was a crusty, rusty fixed bail.
Brian, I have to say that Whinks rust remover is good stuff. I could have probably done a couple of more
coats but after doing three I decided to stop. Thanks for the tip. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

BEFORE........
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AFTER.......
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:33 PM

wow that came out mint considering what it was like to start with, sgtdorango you could always send your nice USN talkers helmet to me and ill remove the rust from it for you, you will get it back and not even recognize it........ "hey gecko im sure i sent you a USN talkers not a nam era M1"....... ;) lol

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 05:47 AM

:lol:

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 05:53 AM

Ok, I took the plunge. Here is before and after pics of what was a crusty, rusty fixed bail.
Brian, I have to say that Whinks rust remover is good stuff. I could have probably done a couple of more
coats but after doing three I decided to stop. Thanks for the tip. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif


NO WAY http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif Thats fantastic. Whats the price of that stuff...I need to get some of that stuff! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 07:43 AM

NO WAY http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif Thats fantastic. Whats the price of that stuff...I need to get some of that stuff! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif


I picked it up at Ace hardware, it was cheap, $4.99

#22 sgtdorango

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:15 AM

Well I finally found some Wink rust remover at Ace hardware! Had to buy small bottle for around $3 and have started project rust removal on my US Navy Talker helmet, did two applications and now have run out of stuff, will get more for at least one more app., have seen an improvement.......will keep you guys posted.........pics to follow soon...........mike

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 11:30 AM

Just used Whink and I was able to ID an un ID'able Helmet. Check out my post..about the 87th Divsion helmet I needed help on...FANTASTIC product and I am SOOOO happy I run into this post!


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Posted 19 May 2008 - 04:27 PM

yeah it did work for the most part, my hands were brown when i got done. Ive seen some of yall talking about putting oil on the helmets. What kind of oil are yall using?

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 04:31 PM

also I only used my hands to rub it into the rust, what else could i use to really get in there? Im just scared about removing the paint with anything too coarse. Also, is there oil on that helmet in the pic in this post, how is the green paint that shiny?


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