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I have an 70s/80s steel pot. Im planing on striping the paint/silica off of it and repainting it/corking it so i cna use it as a WWII reenancting helmet. So im asking how would you remove the paint and silica from it? I didnt see another post aabout this so if there is one please post the link and romove this.

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Keenan

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Well impreaty sure its 80's because it came with 80s era chin straps,80s dated sweat band and a liner dated 74. The only reason im doing this is so i dont have to use a reall WWII helmet for liveing history/reenancting. If i wasnt planing on doing that i wouldnt do this.

Thanks and i will look

Keenan

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I'm in the UK but I know a lot of our US-based members favour a product called "Goof Off" which I believe you can get at stores like Home Depot etc.

 

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I'm in the UK but I know a lot of our US-based members favour a product called "Goof Off" which I believe you can get at stores like Home Depot etc.

 

Sabrejet

 

 

Sabrejet,

Thank you! Ill look for some at Home Depot and other stores like that. How would you use it? Spray/pour it on and let it sit or run it until it comes off?

Thanks

Keenan

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Sabrejet,

Thank you! Ill look for some at Home Depot and other stores like that. How would you use it? Spray/pour it on and let it sit or run it until it comes off?

Thanks

Keenan

 

Hi Keenan. I guess you'd just apply it over the shell, let it soak a while then wipe or rinse it off?! If you scroll through the helmet restoration posts you'll find it's referred to frequently. Guys who've used it have recorded their techniques etc. It'd probably be worth you spending a few minutes trawling through the older threads?

 

Ian :thumbsup:

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Here you go Keenan. I googled it. There's a whole bunch of products in the range.

 

http://www.wmbarr.com/product.aspx?catid=93&prodid=181

 

 

Ian :thumbsup:

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I have stripped a couple of helmets before using Goof Off. The stuff is pretty awesome. What I did was go to Home Depot and

bought a gallon of it along with one of their 5 gallon buckets. When I got home I dumped the gallon of Goof Off into the bucket.

Because one of the helmets had about 5 layers of post war paint I let it soak for about an hour, every once in a while pulling it out

and using a fairly soft scrub brush to remove some of the thick layers that had not fallen off in the bucket. The method worked real well

for me, but if you have a helmet that only has one or two layers of repaint on it then keep a close eye on the process so that you dont

take to much off. :thumbsup:

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I have stripped a couple of helmets before using Goof Off. The stuff is pretty awesome. What I did was go to Home Depot and

bought a gallon of it along with one of their 5 gallon buckets. When I got home I dumped the gallon of Goof Off into the bucket.

Because one of the helmets had about 5 layers of post war paint I let it soak for about an hour, every once in a while pulling it out

and using a fairly soft scrub brush to remove some of the thick layers that had not fallen off in the bucket. The method worked real well

for me, but if you have a helmet that only has one or two layers of repaint on it then keep a close eye on the process so that you dont

take to much off. :thumbsup:

 

 

Allright ill try it. It has 3 or 4 layers of paint. We have a 5 gallon so how much did the gallon o f it cost? I thought about gettign the spray on stuff and letting to soak for a while then scub it off.

Thanks for the idea!

Keenan

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Allright ill try it. It has 3 or 4 layers of paint. We have a 5 gallon so how much did the gallon o f it cost? I thought about gettign the spray on stuff and letting to soak for a while then scub it off.

Thanks for the idea!

Keenan

 

 

A gallon is 20 bucks. Its sorta a lot of money for a one shot deal. I saved mine in the bucket by putting a lid on it so that I could use it on my next project, stripping the shell of a million post war coats of paint on a bc-611. :thumbsup:

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I have used a stripper for automotive use that is a spray on remover in a can, cant remember a name but just go to your local automotive parts store like AutoZone etc.....probably $5 a can and will strip right down to metal in no time at all if thats what you want to do, it will not save any under layers of paint, very strong stuff....mike

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That is exactly what im trying to do! Ill try it and if it doesnt all come off ill get the goof off. Agian thanks to all who've commented! Now all i need is either repro or original chinstraps,paint,and cork(ill try to make the cork my sel)

Keenan

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Thanks! Ive allready started useing good off...its working ggreat!

Keenan

Thanks agian guys

 

 

Keep us posted on the project, Keenan!

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Wow. I am impressed. Can't wait to see the corking part! :thumbsup:

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MAJ Abner J. Barnett, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Division, USA Medical Corps WWI, WWII
T 5 A. Curtis Dufield, 147th Armored Signal Company, 7th Armored Division WWII

CAPT Thomas F. Hooper, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, WWII
"And then we all got invited to World War II and everybody's life changed." (Jean Kelly Barnett Gould 1922-2009 (My mom))
For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. (Phil. 4:11b)
"That outfit was so bad that the CHAPLAIN went over the hill with a couple of guys." William Bryson Gould 1920-2012 )(My dad))

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Wow. I am impressed. Can't wait to see the corking part! :thumbsup:

 

 

Me too Im going to buy a cork(wine cork or small piece of it and chop it up put a thin layre of paint then springle the cork on then the mianlarye of paint.

Thanks

Keenan

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