paint and decal remover

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  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I've had a chance to use "Joe's Model Trains" paint and decal remover. It is a heavy bodied, water base, fairly slow acting remover. I used it to remove the balck numbers from athearn reefers, so I could renumber them. It took several applications to completely remove the black, but did not cause any detecable damage to the yellow body paint. On a 1-10, it takes a little patience, but I'd give it 9. They have other info on www.joesmodeltrains.com


    Pete
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Pete...

    Were the Athearn numbers decals, or the "stamp-printed" type? I am looking for something to remove the painted type.

    Thanks.

    Andrew
  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Andrew,
    They were printed on.
    One of the tricks with the paint and decal remover, is to use a cheap paint brush (the Testors, plastic handled type), and cut the bristles short ( 3/16" - 1/4"), and use as a mini scrub brush. Helps get the lettering out of the joints between the cast siding. Patience is still a good accessory, well used.
    Pete
  4. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    Thanx for the link, Pete; it looks like great stuff!
  5. csiguy

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    Joed Model Trains Pain/decal Remover

    Hi All


    Just Got A Bottle Of That Joes Model Trains Paint/decal Remover Today. This Stuff Is Awsome It Works Beter Than Anything Ive Ever Used. It So Easy To Work With Too



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