by ex Budd man
I want to strip some old TYCO and Athern diesel bodies, any suggestions? I heard of brake fluid and laundry detergent. What works best?
"I may not have a brain, but I have an idea!" BOB, benzoate ostylezene bicarbonate.
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Ken S. wrote:Was it ever explained how to get the out of scale lettering off of the Bachmann Amfleets without damaging the paint on them?If you're trying to remove numbers from the numberboards, you might be able to apply some MicroSol with a tiny brush, let that dissolve the decal, and then gently scratch it off when it's soft. If you're trying to remove the car classes (Coach, Cafe, Coachclass, etc.), it's best just to strip off the striping and redo it with Microscale striping & designations as the Bachmann detail is horrible on everything except Acela Blob Phase V.
peanut1 wrote:I used nail polish remover and the paint came right off.NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Mirai Zikasu wrote:If you're trying to remove numbers from the numberboards, you might be able to apply some MicroSol with a tiny brush, let that dissolve the decal, and then gently scratch it off when it's soft.Don't ever do that either. Scratching runs the risk of damaging the underlying finish. Use Walthers Solvaset, its stronger than MicroSol. Then use a "Hi-Polymer" eraser. Thats what it says on the eraser, so I'm assuming thats what its called. The high polymer is only slightly abbrassive, only taking off a little at a time. However, it does work relatively well if you give the solvaset time to soak (~15 minutes undisturbed).