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 Posted: Thu Apr 30th, 2015 02:24 pm
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Bob D


Joined: Wed Apr 1st, 2015
Location: Portsmouth, Virginia USA
Posts: 658
I've used a Mister Clean Magic Eraser, but it still takes the sheen off the paint underneath the lettering.

Like Lee said, I don't think there's any way to remove one and not the other.

91% Isopropyl Alcohol takes paint off really well. I've also used brake fluid.

I had a MTH 2-8-0 that the 91% took it off in sheets but it wouldn't hardly touch the paint on a Weaver RS3, had to use the brake fluid to break the surface. I finally removed 99% of the paint alternating between the 2.

If you use the 91%, leave it in the bath for a day or 2. I made a "bathtub" using a length of 4" PVC pipe, large enough to hold an O scale body. Fill it full of 91% alcohol and after 2 days (maybe less) use an old toothbrush to remove the paint.

Bob D.

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