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Stripping Bowser GLa and H21 Hoppers
« on: January 31, 2013, 06:56:43 AM »
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Has any one done a full stripping job on the Bowser GLa and H21 hoppers?

If so, what did you use and did you encounter any problems like brittle plastic, dissolving plastic, didn't fully strip, etc.

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Re: Stripping Bowser GLa and H21 Hoppers
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 10:26:18 AM »
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Sorry no one has replied yet...

I have not attempted to strip any Bowser cars simply because they've been offered in every possible road number and scheme I've needed.
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Re: Stripping Bowser GLa and H21 Hoppers
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 11:07:35 AM »
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Re: Stripping Bowser GLa and H21 Hoppers
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 02:20:05 PM »
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All the Pennsy ones are sold out, though, Dave. Maybe he's going to get some of the later schemes and paint them Pennsy!
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Re: Stripping Bowser GLa and H21 Hoppers
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 03:12:07 PM »
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Somehow, I scored 10 of the last PRR scheme H21s from MBK last week.  They just suddenly showed up, weren't there the week before.

On topic: no idea.  I used to use full strength Pine-Sol, soak it overnight, and it usually removed all the paint without damaging the plastic (except for that one Atlas GP9 shell).
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Re: Stripping Bowser GLa and H21 Hoppers
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 05:08:25 PM »
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All the Pennsy ones are sold out, though, Dave. Maybe he's going to get some of the later schemes and paint them Pennsy!

That's exactly it.   :lol:

Somehow, I scored 10 of the last PRR scheme H21s from MBK last week.  They just suddenly showed up, weren't there the week before.

On topic: no idea.  I used to use full strength Pine-Sol, soak it overnight, and it usually removed all the paint without damaging the plastic (except for that one Atlas GP9 shell).

I keep watching.  In fact, I just got two of the same PRR black H21's from MBK day before yesterday - too new for my time period, but... 


Sorry no one has replied yet...

I have not attempted to strip any Bowser cars simply because they've been offered in every possible road number and scheme I've needed.
Nobody has replied on the N-scale PRR Yahoo group either.  Probably for the same reasons as you, Dave.

I asked because I seem to recall hearing - from somewhere and I haven't been able to find it in the past week of searching - that someone tried and failed to strip some Bowser cars.  so before I possibly ruin an increasingly rare PRR car, I thought I'd ask.

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Re: Stripping Bowser GLa and H21 Hoppers
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 10:55:52 PM »
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Just don't use acetone  :scared:

I tell you what, I actually have a broken H21. The cat knocked it off my desk.
I'll dunk that in some Chameleon and let you know how it turns out if you want. Just ask.
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