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"Big Red, what technique was used for painting all those happy little M-1 helmets?"
Good to hear from you Bob, and thanks for asking.
After a good cleaning, M-1 helmets were sent through an automated painting booth where they were painted inside and out with a flat Olive Drab Green.
The interior paint was smooth while the outside coat of paint contained a mixture of ground up cork providing a nice uniform texture. The texture was intended to help reduce reflectivity and to muffle the potential ring of a metallic object striking it. Painted helmets were then cured in an infrared oven.
Thanks Big Red, I believe I am ready to get started....
That is so true Bob!, and remember,
if your friends want to know how you gained your intel, tell em