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MrKLUKE

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« on: February 23, 2006, 10:21:16 PM »
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Re: Removing factory lettering WITHOUT destroying the paint
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2006, 10:44:29 PM »
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Polly S (Pollyscale now I guess) ELO, Easy Lift Off. Think of it as a very weak paint remover. Dab a q-tip into it getting just a bit of the solution, rub over the letting, gently, be patient, after 100's of wipes (well maybe a dozen ;) it'll start to come off. Rub too much and you will remove paint.

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Re: Removing factory lettering WITHOUT destroying the paint
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006, 10:51:39 PM »
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I've used a clean pencil eraser with good results.

Gee, Kluke, why do you ask?  ;D
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Re: Removing factory lettering WITHOUT destroying the paint
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2006, 11:08:17 PM »
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I have had some success with Walthers Solvaset rubbed on the lettering with a Q-Tip. Sometimes it takes leaving it on for ten minutes or so, then rubbing. It has worked on metal tender bodies of Model Power and Roundhouse.

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Re: Removing factory lettering WITHOUT destroying the paint
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2006, 12:02:45 AM »
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Jeff, try some Diosol w/a Q-tip-works great for me!


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Re: Removing factory lettering WITHOUT destroying the paint
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2006, 01:27:13 AM »
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hey kluke,

                    try using 1500-grit finishing sandpaper. mask off an outline around the numbers/letters, and lightly sand them off. you can also use a light brushing of any model paint stripper, (the best to me being "washaway" from scalecoat.) it's about the same thing as chameleon formula-wise. switch the sides of the paper after a few swipes, it builds up fast! just brush the stripper, over the lettering/numbers ONLY! wipe off any excess that runs out of place. let the stripper sit for about 20 secs., then gently blot it dry, and sand it off. i never had a problem with this method either. good luck!

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Re: Removing factory lettering WITHOUT destroying the paint
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2006, 09:32:38 AM »
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Jeff,

I have found that the best way for me that is, is to use a NEW #11
Exacto blade held at a 90 degree angle to the lettering and gently
scrape the lettering off. Obviously this only works on a flat surface
so if you are trying to remove lettering that is on an uneven surface
I would try one of the other liquid solutions. Preferably Chameleon,
because it works slowly and you may have a better chance at NOT
removing the paint behind the letters. :o

Let us know what you use of course!! 8)

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2006, 06:16:14 PM »
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Re: Removing factory lettering WITHOUT destroying the paint
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2006, 07:37:41 PM »
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Jeff (MrKLUKE), all  of the Solvaset doesn't evaporate immediately, the active ingredient seems to continue working on the ink for up to ten minutes, softening it up.

I prefer to buy undecorated models, but these days they're getting harder and harder to find.

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Re: Removing factory lettering WITHOUT destroying the paint
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2006, 04:45:39 PM »
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I use 70% rubbing alcohol and an eraser.
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Re: Removing factory lettering WITHOUT destroying the paint
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2006, 08:44:22 PM »
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...and I am using 100% Mineral Turpentine for Atlas PS-2 Hoppers and a Q-Tip  ;)
(stuff I can buy here in the local "the warehouse"...)

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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2006, 11:37:47 PM »
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Re: Removing factory lettering WITHOUT destroying the paint
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2006, 03:54:17 AM »
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kluke,

           undecs are the way to go for painting. easiest to work with. ahh, you know that already. i'll just shut up and go put on my cathedral cd's. muya!!!

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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2006, 02:44:33 PM »
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Re: Removing factory lettering WITHOUT destroying the paint
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2006, 05:57:41 PM »
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Painting rust and listening to metal CDs...WHAT could make it better?
Ah, having an NFL football game on in the background maybe...



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