Removing Paint From A Caboose

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  1. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Ok everyone, since you all been helpful to me in the past i am calling on you again LOL. I have a Caboose that i painted awhile back and i want to strip all the paint off and repaint it black and add all the details that i need on it for my Southern Pennsylvania Lines. How would i get all of the paint off?
  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Hi Matthew,
    I have had best results soaking shells in brake fluid or Pine-Sol, then scrubbing them with a stiff tooth brush.
    I have found the Pine-Sol will attack the plastic if left in to long.
    Wash and rinse the shell well before painting.
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    Thanks Ray, i will try that later today since it is 3:34 am. Thanks again :wave: :wave: :wave:
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    Ray that worked well for it. Now all's i have to do is paint it the basic black scheme, detail it, and then put the letters and numbers on it. Thanks again
  5. RioGrande

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    Brake fluid, Pine Sol and some commercial products like Chamelion are used. It's always good to ask because some methods can ruin a plastic shell or make them brittle.
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    Thanks RioGrande :wave: