Re: Broadway hopper lettering removal

John Hagen <sprinthag@...>

I tried 91% Isopropyl Alcohol with a Q-tip to remove lettering on a Bachmann 2-8-0 tender. The black paint on the tender body came off nicely, which I didn’t want, except where the lettering was; I mean is. So now I have an unpainted spot with Dulux gold lettering.

John Hagen


From: [] On Behalf Of Jeff Coleman
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:07 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Broadway hopper lettering removal


I'm not sure this wouldn't attack the base paint but 91% Isopropyl Alcohol and Q-tip may work. 

Good luck


Jeff Coleman


On Tue, Jun 12, 2018, 7:43 AM Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

Model Railroader mentioned using Pine Sol to remove lettering about ten years ago. I  bought a bottle, but I’ve never used it. Somebody with access to their archive may wish to do a search and report back the details.


Nelson Moyer


From: [] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2018 11:49 PM
To: stmfc <>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Broadway hopper lettering removal


Very interesting that the Pine-Sol didn't affect the paint, only the lettering.
Has anyone tried this on other brands of freight car models? I assume they don't
all use exactly the same paint formula.

Tim O'


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