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This one was a real mess when I started on it. Lots of paint including a gold enamel job done with a brush. This is the best interpretation I could get trying to work through the layers of paint & see what was underneath the mess & on top of the original gold paint job.

 

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No, Had bunch of stuff going on in the paint shop at the time & had it sanded & in the mix before I even thought to take a pic.

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Turned out real nice Steve

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Thanks buddy! Trying to get all these projects finished up before we pack up & move. :wacko:

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Im not expert in Post WW2 Navy helmet. But it not looks too bright and polished? More like super hero helmet than US NAVY pilot?

 

 

Regards,

Jerry

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Ha! :lol:

 

I usually let things cure out about a month, then hand rub with compound, but not polish afterwards. Dulls it down to look like the old enamel. I do the same with the old vintage Harley frames/chassis parts & it works out well.

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