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Removing White Railroad Names From Bachmann On30 Locos ?
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 Posted: Sat Sep 5th, 2015 11:34 am
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Any ideas please on how to remove  white printed  fake RR names from black bodied Bachmann On30 locos (such as Pocahontas etc.) ?

An old post on FR suggested auto brake fluid, but what type ?  A poly-glycol such as DOT 3, 4 or 5 -- or a silicone based fluid (DOT 5) or petroleum based brake fluid ??

Does anything else work, other than brake fluid ?


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 Posted: Sat Sep 5th, 2015 12:09 pm
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99.9% IPA, a cotton bud and some elbow-grease. Localising the effort helps preserve the surrounding paintwork too.


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I have never had luck with any solvents removing lettering from stuff like this and not touching the paint (and trust me, I've used just about everything there is). Frankly, after all these years, I now firmly believe it just isn't possible to TOTALLY remove it without a trace.
I use the finest wet-dry sandpaper I can find and lightly sanding until it's gone, then dry-brushing like color in the same area. It's what some body shops used to do on painting of auto damage repairs a very long time ago.



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My thanks to Doug & Lee. Doesn't sound as easy as I had hoped.

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I use a fibre tipped eraser, gently...

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Michael,

Pressure sprayer....

Just kidding:bg:  I'd probably say, do the best you can and paint over it.  I think I remember a similar topic a few months back and the general consensus was that there would be no known way to remove lettering without affecting the paint.

Good luck though!  If you find something that works, please tell us.  I've got a few models of my own I'd like to re-letter.

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I think that if the letters had and physical height. I would sand the area flat, and respray.

Sounds easier in the long run to me.

Herbert (one of the ones that have a lot of experience spraying---British joke)



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Used Test/Floquil's Easy Lift Off (ELO) paint remover on the On30 freight cars with success:

Removing Freight Car Lettering





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Nice, if you bought some when Floquil was still in business.

Any hint what is in it by sniffing it?

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Herb Kephart wrote: Nice, if you bought some when Floquil was still in business.

Any hint what is in it by sniffing it?

Herb
Still available, the google is your friend:

At Amazon even

Model Train Stuff

Harold

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