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Old 09-12-2019, 03:09 PM   #16
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the texture in the paint is also important for correct look. Probably aluminium oxide, at least it seem same. Look forward to see results of restoration!
Yes I have some aluminium oxide powder previously used for other helmet restorations. I donít have an industrial paint sprayer, so I build it up by sprinkling the powder onto wet paint. Itís not easy to get a fairly even finish, but it can be done.

Hopefully this link will take you to some pictures of the test assembly with the fire helmet bolts, modified fire helmet liner and repro M38 chinstrap:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RBCjomnbf2GfzHvv9

It is what it is, but I donít think it looks too bad. Arguably itís better than an empty shell.
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:03 AM   #17
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Post-repainting pictures:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jZHCb3hP****y2eS8

The texturing isnít quite as even as a factory paint job as the granules were added gradually rather than blown on at once. But overall Iím quite pleased with it. Hereís hoping I can find a suitable chinstrap in the Not too distant future.
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:39 PM   #18
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Hopefully this link will work:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RpXcAmZHEZsj5NrM8

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Old 09-20-2019, 05:27 PM   #19
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look good! Nice to see the helmet brought back to life!
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