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WW1 Gas Mask - Any way to restore?


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anton67

Picked up this gas mask a while back.  The mask is basically frozen in place.  Does anyone know a way to restore?   Maybe soak it in a liquid that would loosen or free it up?

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Soaking it in anything will not help. The face piece can be reshaped with gentle steaming. Once it cools it will essentially be frozen in place again.

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anton67

My goal is to open it up and put it on a foam or glass head.

Thank you for the response.

Any other ideas are greatly welcomed.

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It is also a good idea to cover the foam head with cotton material to prevent any reaction between the foam and the rubber.

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