Lettering or relettering

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by RaiderCTE, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. RaiderCTE

    RaiderCTE Member

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    I have a choice. I can buy a few cement hoppers with the same number and just renumber them or I can buy undecorated hoppers and number them all. What would you do? I guess one thing would depend on how hard and what it would take to get the old number off a walthers hopper. I have no idea. If it is not that hard I would definitly go the renumbering route. Any help is appreciated.
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    The only renumbering I have done was after I removed the paint on the whole car and figured in future I may as well buy undecorated ones. If the numbers are just decals, you should be able to get them off easily. The product I use is Polly S Paint and Decal Remover.
  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Not sure on a Walthers car, but have had good success on LikeLike cars using Solvaset. Apply to lettering you wish to remove and rub with a pencil erasure. It will take a while, clean erasure debris away and rewet a couple times. With Lifelike, only the lettering came off, with Bowser the lettering came off but the paint was noticably flatter than the rest of the paint. Weathering took care of that.

    Gary
  4. RaiderCTE

    RaiderCTE Member

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    Well, I stopped by and picked up a walthers car to test. And all I had to do was use a pencil eraser for a minute or two. I just spun it back and forth so it would cover too much of the area and low and behold it was gone. It did dull it just a bit but after the numbers are put back on and one spray of dullcote you would never know. I'm definitly lacking experience in decalling but using the eraser I may be considered a professional. :) Thanks guys, you just saved my non decalling butt.
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    new numbers

    Remember not to renumber them in sequence. Scatter numbers through the range, if you know what it was. Usually the only time you see cars in order (or close to it) is when they're being delivered.
  6. Joesmodeltrains

    Joesmodeltrains New Member

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    If you're renumbering or wanting to do a nice job with removing detail, try a product I have called Joe's Gel Paint & Decal Remover. http://www.joesmodeltrains.com/
    I will be happy to help anyone on this forum on this topic. I have been down the road with renumbering, been disappointed with all the other products and developed my own- and it works!