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Re: Removing paint

Postby Moyboy » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:03 pm

I just use plain old metho and q- tips with plenty of rubbing and tooth picks for the hard to get corners.
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Re: Removing paint

Postby nickjones » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:42 am

numi wrote:@ Mr Jones & Tinman. What about removing over-paints from baseplates.... would the same recommendation apply?
I thank u both for your informative tips.
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Hi Numi, Yes, exactly the same for baseplates
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Re: Removing paint

Postby johnboy » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:30 pm

numi wrote:@ Mr Jones & Tinman. What about removing over-paints from baseplates.... would the same recommendation apply?
I thank u both for your informative tips.
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You need to clean very gently around the highpoints on the casting and the baseplate (ie. door mouldings, lights, baseplate wording, etc) to avoid wearing the original paint.
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Re: Removing paint

Postby fixer » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:08 am

Had a go at removing the paint on the back of the tipper I got at Sandown using Nick's brakefluid method, let the painted part soak for a couple of hours then cleaned with cotton buds and tooth picks rinsed and dried, pleased with my first attempt at this :D
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Re: Removing paint

Postby johnboy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:08 am

Nice one Reg. This wasn't one of the extremely rare wheel/tipper colour trials was it? :twisted: :D
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Re: Removing paint

Postby fixer » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:52 pm

Arghhhhh nooo John do you think it was maybe I should have kept it with my two landies from huntingdon :o
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Re: Removing paint

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:34 pm

Do members here think brake fluid will work on the plastic wheels of this cheaply purchased #44a...

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...it is just the wheels that a previous owner has painted. I have tried to pick it off and it does come away and seems to be a Matt Black paint possibly from a 'Kit Basher' hobbiest. I was hoping a soak in something would make the cleaning up process easier.

The particular model is one of those 'Transitional' types with the new plastic wheels, but still with 'Crimped' Axle-Ends and the Grey shade looks to be darker than my other examples, but have not had chance to compare, thought I would get them cleaner first.

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Re: Removing paint

Postby fixer » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:53 pm

I have used brake fluid with some success it doesn't appear to affect plastic, I use a cotton bud rather than soaking as it's more controlled
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Re: Removing paint

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:12 pm

fixer wrote:I have used brake fluid with some success it doesn't appear to affect plastic, I use a cotton bud rather than soaking as it's more controlled


OK Reg, I'll get Marmaduke to syphon some out of the Rolls and have a go... :)

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Re: Removing paint

Postby toysnz » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:58 am

GHOSTHUNTER wrote:Do members here think brake fluid will work on the plastic wheels of this cheaply purchased #44a...


Kevin - I've had a lot of success with using isopropyl alcohol and the Q-tip or cottonwool bud on Matt black paints...

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