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    Paint to use for a helmet

    George G

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    Join date : 2011-10-26

    Paint to use for a helmet

    Post by George G on Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:55 pm

    I have a rusty ( no original Paint left) Mk 3 helmet that I want to clean and repaint.

    Is there any hardware rattle can colours that are accurate?

    New Member

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    Join date : 2016-10-05

    Re: Paint to use for a helmet

    Post by ptesgaudet on Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:10 pm

    I don't know about Canadian paint, but here's a link for US paint. Should be similar.

    Chuck Biscuits

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    Join date : 2017-01-18

    Re: Paint to use for a helmet

    Post by Chuck Biscuits on Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:29 pm

    go to crappy tire and get a rattle can of green oxide self etching primer for the base coat..that will seal it well..its kind of an olive drab colour..i use it on bare metal panels when i restore vehicles,holds up well and doesnt get that "dusty" thing that most primers get from being left outdoors..then find a home hardware and look for krylon paint..they make 3 colours called "camoflage" in a rattlecan.brown,flat black and olive drab..check out the olive drab one..its pretty close to what you want once its dry.

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