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Rusty Russian helmet that I might try to restore/clean up?

Just got to get rid of the surface rust through the electrolysis procedure..

I'll have a better idea then what to do next?

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After the clean up, the helmet has been given a new lease of life.

Sadly it was rusting away too quickly, and needed help.

By the end of this year, any remaining paint would have rusted away..

Some pictures of the helmet now..

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Not really sure Richard, I got a friend to do it for me - didn't want to blow myself to smithereens.

The procedure gets rid of the rust, but then, by using a good piece of metal in the solution it strengthens the metal on the helmet.

Electrolysis - a big enough tank ;  tap water ; an electrolyte ( I used caustic soda granules). A sheet of steel ( not stainless as it leaves toxic compounds in water).
 
Most importantly, a good power supply of 0-25V and 0-5A with positive and negative leads.
 
A car battery charger does not work.  I think you can buy this stuff at any hardware store?
 
For your helmet, it was running at 17V and 3A for two working days.
 

Also, that is a bullet hole and exit hole .

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