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    Looking for someone to restore a 12 year old Sam Houston. I would like to find someone who restores by Cairns recomended procedure & has a legit business.

    If you use the 'Hardware Store Paint Stripper & BBQ Grill Spray Can Method' out of your Mom's basement you are not the guy I'm looking for, sorry.

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    http://www.helmetdoctor.com/


    Havent used them but found it while looking myself.

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    Don't send anything to signal 50. He's out of business

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFDNICK View Post
    Don't send anything to signal 50. He's out of business
    Really? How long ago did that happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRPFFE3 View Post
    Looking for someone to restore a 12 year old Sam Houston. I would like to find someone who restores by Cairns recomended procedure & has a legit business.

    If you use the 'Hardware Store Paint Stripper & BBQ Grill Spray Can Method' out of your Mom's basement you are not the guy I'm looking for, sorry.
    I am not "your guy" for this, but I have refurbed a few helmets and the helmet I wear now and have had no problems. But I thought I would throw in my 2 cents....I used citristrip remover, bondo (even cairns uses it on new lids)and one shot sign enamel(its sold on thefirestore.com as leather helmet paint.....I found it at a paint store).....Both worked great and 3 of the helmets that I have done have held up very well, better than new Cairns.

    Citristrip will strip multiple layers of old finish and paint. You can use it outdoors as well as indoors. When working with chemicals of any sort it's always best to have good ventilation, but Citristrip paint stripper doesn't have caustic chemicals and it has a pleasant fresh orange scent. It will stay active for up to 24 hours and can be reactivated with another application.
    Disclaimer: 1-Shot Leather Helmet Paint is not an MSA/Cairns product and is not currently approved by MSA as an official paint alternative for their leather helmets. 1-Shot Paint is used by most leather helmet refurbishers around the country, however, use of this product is at your own risk.

    This 1-Shot Helmet Paint is perfect for repainting your leather helmet. One 8oz can of 1-Shot is sufficient enough to paint 3 leather helmets with 2 coats per helmet. This oil based paint leaves no brush strokes and has a glossy finish. Available in Black, White, Red and Yellow.

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    Side note......
    The contact guy for "The Helmet Doctor" is named Greg. ne f the contacts for Signal 50 is named Greg...Is this coincidence???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehs7554 View Post
    Side note......
    The contact guy for "The Helmet Doctor" is named Greg. ne f the contacts for Signal 50 is named Greg...Is this coincidence???
    I used to run Signal 50 and my name is Matt.

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    Bead Blast it with Walnuts like Cairns does and paint. Not that hard is it :-)

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