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How would I remove helmet graffiti?

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No i don't mean original helmet graffiti but I have some graffiti I put on a vietnam helmet cover a while ago and would like to remove it now. The marker is pretty set in at this point and I tried using the isopropyl alcohol method but it leaves a shadow of the line I made. Would soaking it in a rubbing alcohol bucket work? Or maybe some combination of water and alcohol? Any info is good but I would prefer methods that completely remove the old stain or come as close to it as possible. I just want to make sure that putting it in the alcohol solution doesn't make all the marker run and ruin the cover. Thanks in advance.

Andrew


" The war news continues to be the best ever. We're licking the tar out of the Germans and I'm a live part of it. The spirit of the boys is great and they are brimming over with confidence. These are stirring times and regardless of my personal outcome I'm glad to be a part of it."

-Lt. Robert F. Mitchell

October 6, 1918

KIA October 15, 1918

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If its a Mitchell, they are cheap as chips. Just buy another one - I know, likely not the type of answer you are after.

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Ok I ended up putting it in a solution of water and isopropyl alcohol and it turned out ok. It actually aged the cover pretty well. It faded all the graffiti which looked pretty nice and as well I blurred out the graffiti I didnt want afterward and now it isn't really readable. Just like some of the original helmets on which there are a few layers of graffiti because the elements washed some away


" The war news continues to be the best ever. We're licking the tar out of the Germans and I'm a live part of it. The spirit of the boys is great and they are brimming over with confidence. These are stirring times and regardless of my personal outcome I'm glad to be a part of it."

-Lt. Robert F. Mitchell

October 6, 1918

KIA October 15, 1918

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