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Removing MT lettering
« on: September 26, 2007, 12:12:17 PM »
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I have a bunch of MT ortners.  I would like to remove the road names and numbers, but leave the dimensional data and other markings on it, as well as the underlying paint.  What have you folks used to remove the lettering without taking off the paint?  I tried one with rubbing alcohol (70%) on a Q-tip.  It worked, but also took off surrounding paint.  I really don't want to repaint all 22 of these.  The CR units are white plastic, with a really thin coat of gray.  The paint on the FEC units seem a bit more robust.  I was able to soften the lettering with alcohol, then gently scrape it off with an Xacto blade.  Still not the best method that I can see.

Any and all suggestions are welcome!

Eric

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Re: Removing MT lettering
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007, 12:46:40 PM »
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I have had luck with MicroSol and a pencil eraser. Dip and lightly rub.
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Re: Removing MT lettering
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007, 01:00:55 PM »
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Dip and lightly rub.
Are we still talking about removing MT lettering?  ;D ;)

That sounds like a good suggestion.  I have some Microsol at home.  I'll give that a try tonight.

Any other suggestions?

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Re: Removing MT lettering
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2007, 01:08:09 PM »
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Then again, you can always try the Tivo Technique. It fixes all the other problems with the car too :)

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Re: Removing MT lettering
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2007, 05:02:32 PM »
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Then again, you can always try the Tivo Technique. It fixes all the other problems with the car too :)

This way?
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Re: Removing MT lettering
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2007, 06:33:43 PM »
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TiVo's method does eliminate the ride height problem too.  It even takes care of the pizza cutters!

MT is not my favorite, but they are the only ones that have the 3 bay ortners that I need.  They look good with FVM low pro wheelsets.  Now, I just have to lower all of them.

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Re: Removing MT lettering
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2007, 09:11:45 PM »
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Then again, you can always try the Tivo Technique. It fixes all the other problems with the car too :)

This way?
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Oh thats so funny , too bad somebody can't edit the part where the mixer gets shut off , and all the pieces settle . It would be extra funny if it settled or morphed into an undecorated car otherwise undamaged , or something entirely different , like a fish .

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Re: Removing MT lettering
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2007, 10:12:58 PM »
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Oh thats so funny , too bad somebody can't edit the part where the mixer gets shut off , and all the pieces settle . It would be extra funny if it settled or morphed into an undecorated car otherwise undamaged , or something entirely different , like a fish .
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Re: Removing MT lettering
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2007, 10:48:12 AM »
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While on the topic of removing lettring: what works on Intermountain cars?   I'm finding that ELO takes the paint with it, and abrasives leave noticeable damage.

Thanks in advance,
Ed