Warbird Information Exchange

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on this site are the responsibility of the poster and do not reflect the views of the management.
It is currently Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:35 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Luftwaffe Resource Center
When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: H-4 HELMET
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:16 pm 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 07, 2004 10:10 pm
Posts: 4096
Location: Maypearl, Texas
I have a H-4 that needs help. Does anybody know where I can get it restored?

TIA,

Lynn


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:17 am 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 07, 2004 10:10 pm
Posts: 4096
Location: Maypearl, Texas
OK, how about parts to do it myself??

TIA,

Lynn


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:30 am 
Offline
Wing Commander
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:28 pm
Posts: 253
Location: Lucas, Texas
Lynn Allen wrote:
OK, how about parts to do it myself??

TIA,

Lynn


Lynn-

I haven't tried this (yet), but I've done a little research on the subject, since I have a couple I'd like to restore myself...

The Naval water-slide decal on the front of the helmet is available from www.garciaaviation.com , and the interior suspension parts pop up from time to time on Ebay.

The paint...the closest thing I've found is a nitrocellulose lacquer with bronze powder suspended in it...I'm no paint expert, and don't know if it's compatible with fiberglass. It's available from www.reranch.com (they're in Garland, TX). This paint is used to restore/refinish "Gold Top" Gibson Les Paul guitars. Interestingly, the old "gold top" Les Pauls tend to develop a greenish hue, like the H-4 helmets, because of the oxidation of the bronze powder in the paint with age. Oh, and this stuff is available in spray cans. You might want to contact them for further info.

I hope this helps.

-Pat

_________________
Trust me, I know what I'm doing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:16 pm 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 07, 2004 10:10 pm
Posts: 4096
Location: Maypearl, Texas
Pat wrote:
Lynn Allen wrote:
OK, how about parts to do it myself??

TIA,

Lynn


Lynn-

I haven't tried this (yet), but I've done a little research on the subject, since I have a couple I'd like to restore myself...

The Naval water-slide decal on the front of the helmet is available from www.garciaaviation.com , and the interior suspension parts pop up from time to time on Ebay.

The paint...the closest thing I've found is a nitrocellulose lacquer with bronze powder suspended in it...I'm no paint expert, and don't know if it's compatible with fiberglass. It's available from www.reranch.com (they're in Garland, TX). This paint is used to restore/refinish "Gold Top" Gibson Les Paul guitars. Interestingly, the old "gold top" Les Pauls tend to develop a greenish hue, like the H-4 helmets, because of the oxidation of the bronze powder in the paint with age. Oh, and this stuff is available in spray cans. You might want to contact them for further info.

I hope this helps.

-Pat


Pat, thanks for the info and your time..

Lynn


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:21 pm 
Offline
Account Suspended
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:06 pm
Posts: 2713
I have a fabric/canvas flying skull-cap with lambswool ear covers and a leather chin strap. Kahki in color.., anyone know what this is? I know it was issued to my father in 1941.

has clips for goggles as well.

Thanks

_________________
S.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:13 am 
Offline
Account Suspended
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:06 pm
Posts: 2713
An A-9.

Thanks!!!

_________________
S.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group