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I have a WWII M1 Helmet that smells like smoke and dust, I don't know any ways to clean the helmet without damaging the helmet. I've heard that it's a bad idea to use any type oil on the leather but is it a good idea to use some sort of air-freshener like Glade of Febreeze on it without damaging the liner? Thanks in advance!

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well im just a bit curious, why remove the smoke smell?

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well im just a bit curious, why remove the smoke smell?

The smoke smell starts is starting to irritate and distract me, I've had the helmet for a week now, and I'd keep the smoke smell if it wasn't much noticeable or strong.

They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side...To them, we have a solemn obligation — the obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live. - Chester W. Nimitz

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Don't use oil on any of it, including the shell. Try putting it outside to air out, and try mothballs.

I've heard about putting it outside, I'll try that and the mothballs. Thank you.

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Leaving an item outside for a few days takes the smoke smell out of my items.

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