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 Posted: Wed Apr 1st, 2015 03:11 am
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Anyone know a way to remove the line name from an engine. I think sanding would be too distructive to the plastic.

Any ideas?

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George, it depends on what was used to make the lettering. Many times, you can use Iso Alcohol and a Q Tip to rub it off. Maybe you can find Floquil's ELO which is roughly the same thing. Also, brake fluid applied with Q Tip may work. These methods can take off the paint underneath the lettering, if that happens, I would just immerse the whole plastic superstructure in brake fluid and let the paint disolve away. Then rattle can the model with nice new paint.
OR-as many small RR's did...paint the lettering black and apply new lettering over the old. This method is something I might do since I like hand me down equipment on funky railways.

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I tried Alcohol (works on Hot Wheels cars) but it did seem to be doing anything. I'm going to try Goof-Off next as I have some laying around.

Thanks for the ideas, might need them if Goof- Off doesn't work



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Good question guys.

I wanna get the letters off an On30 Porter & Shay...

...anyone know what dissolves Bachmann lettering, but NOT paint ?

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Si. wrote:
Good question guys.

I wanna get the letters off an On30 Porter & Shay...

...anyone know what dissolves Bachmann lettering, but NOT paint ?

Cheers.

Si.


I can tell you, don't use goof-off. It didn't do anything to the lettering but it ate the paint on the Loco. Not that I cared much as I planed a repaint of sorts



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You might try a watered down lacquer. If you can apply it and wipe it off quick enough, it might not soften the paint underneath too much. Keep in mind I have not tried that before and it's only a guess.

You could also try a razor blade if the lettering is a decal. Simply scrape away at the lettering and be careful not to scratch the paint too much. That I have tried before, but I don't know if it'll work with paint.

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There simply is no chemical you can use that'll eat the lettering away but leave the paint.
I've used the finest sandpaper I can find. Yeah, it leaves a buff look, but a tiny bit of weathering hides it pretty well.



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Lee B wrote:
There simply is no chemical you can use that'll eat the lettering away but leave the paint.
I've used the finest sandpaper I can find. Yeah, it leaves a buff look, but a tiny bit of weathering hides it pretty well.


Yes, that's pretty much what I ended up doing



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Hay guys

A fibre glass brush can also be used, when using on plastic always go in one direction and metal is doesn't mater but this is where is works better. Down side is it does take the paint work off, but does clean it up nicely and forms a key surface for paint.

P.S. watch out for those fibres needles, always have a hoover and brush ready don't blow them away. as months after using it your still be finding the things in your fingers.

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I've used a Mister Clean Magic Eraser, but it still takes the sheen off the paint underneath the lettering.

Like Lee said, I don't think there's any way to remove one and not the other.

91% Isopropyl Alcohol takes paint off really well. I've also used brake fluid.

I had a MTH 2-8-0 that the 91% took it off in sheets but it wouldn't hardly touch the paint on a Weaver RS3, had to use the brake fluid to break the surface. I finally removed 99% of the paint alternating between the 2.

If you use the 91%, leave it in the bath for a day or 2. I made a "bathtub" using a length of 4" PVC pipe, large enough to hold an O scale body. Fill it full of 91% alcohol and after 2 days (maybe less) use an old toothbrush to remove the paint.

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