Cleaning enamel paint from tracks

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Grotto, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. Grotto

    Grotto Member

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    I thought it would be great to rust up my tracks with some German enamel paint, and sure enough it did a great job. Some areas got paint on the top part of the rail and needless to say it has to come off.

    Would a razor blade work scraping the paint of, or would that damage the track.
  2. Jim Krause

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    Razor blade is OK. Try not to dig into the rail with it. 400 grit wet or dry sandpaper on a wooden tongue depressor or piece of flat wood will work also. Final cleaning with alcohol.
  3. hminky

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    Use a piece of brass bar as a scraper it is softer than the rails if they are nickel silver. Make sure the edges are sharp.

    Just a thought
    Harold