repainting

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by railroader9731, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. railroader9731

    railroader9731 Member

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    any one here have a good idea for removing paint without hurting the shell?????? thanks for the info:thumb:
  2. train1

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    I think I recall hearing some of the well crafted here use 'Brake Fluid' but that's where my expertise on this matter ends.

    Can anyone expand on that...
  3. Tad

    Tad Member

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    I soak shells in 91% isopropyl alcohol and then scrub them with a toothbrush. I usually let them soak overnight. I've yet to damage a shell.
  4. gandy dancer

    gandy dancer New Member

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    A commercial paint remover does exist"Chameleon". Contains: glycol.ethers and alcohol.
    I have used it sucessfully,with no adverse affects. Manufactures E-Mail dpsg2000@aol.com

    gandy dancer
  5. engineshop

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    Atlas, Athearn and Lifelike = 95% alcohol overnight
    Kato = I don't bother since I heard alcohol has a bad effect on the plastic they use
  6. BNSFtheLeader

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    Hello!
    the best thing to use (I use it on all of my Engines & Cars) is Polly S Easy-Lift-Off
    It's a Decal/ Paint Remover that works great, I usually use about 4 cans in a 96oz painters bucket.

    The one I use is the 8oz can X 4 @ $7.99 Each if you cannot find it cheaper let me know and I will buy it for you and ship it.
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    I use Chameleon or Easy-Lift-Off for my non-Kato stuff. For Kato I use Pine-Sol.

    Dan
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    96% alcohol on atlas and kato shells
  9. engineshop

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    Sandro
    How about the rumor that Kato plastic gets brittle?
    Thanks
  10. sschaer

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    usually atlas shells can be left in 96% alcohol for a few hours or even a day.

    kato shells should not be left in alcohol for more than an hour ! after about four hours they get brittle. most of the time i soak kato shells for 15 minuts then use an old tootbrush. back in the alcohol for another 15 minuts,tooth brush again.

    so far only one shell got brittle. simply because i forgot it.
  11. Bnsftrainnut

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    I have used this product aswell and works great !!!!
    Dennis