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    Hello everyone! I have a cairns n5a new yorker helmet and have just finished the helmet with a clear shellac. I stripped the paint and got it to bare leather and then I applied a few coats of clear shellac. I had read from some forums that this is what cairns recommends. I contacted cairns via email and they stated for a natural finish I should use Sherwin Williams flame control #129 and it is a varnish. Has anybody tried this varnish or has anybody had success with other finishes for a natural leather helmet? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by IZZY_21 View Post
    Hello everyone! I have a cairns n5a new yorker helmet and have just finished the helmet with a clear shellac. I stripped the paint and got it to bare leather and then I applied a few coats of clear shellac. I had read from some forums that this is what cairns recommends. I contacted cairns via email and they stated for a natural finish I should use Sherwin Williams flame control #129 and it is a varnish. Has anybody tried this varnish or has anybody had success with other finishes for a natural leather helmet? Thanks

    If Cairns suggested to you to use that product on one of their helmets, I think they would know best. Why go with something else?
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    I agree with that. Does anybody have any tips or experience with using the flame control varnish? I called Sherwin Williams and they said it is only sold by the gallon and is 80 bucks.

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