For those of you who want to restore a German helmet on your own. This is real aluminum oxide powder for texturing the paint. This oxide is super fine, and is just one of several grits used by German factories during WWII. You can apply the powder in two different ways. You can either mix it into your paint and brush it onto the helmet or do what the factories did during the war and mix it into the paint and spray it through a pneumatic paint gun. With one order you will receive enough powder for two helmets.