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Removing Railroad Names From Locomotives & Cars
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 Posted: Wed Mar 15th, 2017 02:31 am
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Nice Guy Eddie

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Not a problem

I have a weird brain most days

They don't pay me to do that kinda thing normally

In fact

They just don't pay me !




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 Posted: Thu Feb 15th, 2018 03:31 am
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Jerry Kemp

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Warren G wrote: On lettering that is Pad Printed Ink, [not decals], as used on some Bachmann loco's and rolling stock, I use Go-Jo hand cleaner, with an old totth brush.. I cut most of the bristle off to make the brush stiffer, and it takes me about five minutes including 'soak' time .. where the Go-Jo is used the pad printing will be removed, however it also removes some of the matte finish,leaving it slightly shinier .. so after decal installation I use dull coat or krylon matte spray ..

Given what I have to share, it made more sense to reply to a relevant (but old) thread than to start a new one.  Did not specifically have Go-Jo, but a similar item called Fast Orange hand cleaner, (with Orange oil).

I can report that Fast Orange does absolutely nothing.

I have been going thru the archive, and there are at least a couple of threads regarding removing lettering from Bachmann On30 locomotives.

From what I have been able to determine, aside from this positive comment regarding Go-Jo, the other positive comment was to use Tester's ELO.

Given that all these threads are (3) years old plus, any updates, or anything I might have overlooked is appreciated.


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 Posted: Thu Feb 15th, 2018 04:17 am
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Hi Jerry :wave:

You're right ...

... there are one or two Threads about, on the same Topic.

It might be an idea to 'Merge' them all together ...

... which is sometimes useful.

This one was moved from the 'On30' to the 'Weathering' Forum a while back ...

... made more sense to have it here.

If any other Threads on 'Removing Line Names' can be found ...

... we could 'Merge' all of them.

The Posts just appear in date order, after the 'Merge'.

Might be helpful ?




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 Posted: Thu Feb 15th, 2018 11:33 pm
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W C Greene

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Well, I'll give my "experiences" with removing Bachmann,or any other lettering. It is relative easy but afterward you still need to either spot paint or totally repaint(better plan) the model. I use denatured alcohol, not the drug store kind for cuts, etc. but the home store type. It seems to be a bit "healthier". The alco can be applied with a Q-Tip or small paint brush. Let it sit a few minutes and then begin "scrubbibg" the lettering off. Of course it will leave an area where this was done but the new decals/dry transfers will possibly cover the area OK.
Still, the best ways around this is to buy only unlettered models or invest in some brake fluid and take the paint off totally. I have used Floquil's ELO before and it seemed to not work sometimes. But, with all that, it's whatever floats yer boat...


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