- Super Clean Degreaser to remove lettering
Re: Super Clean Degreaser to remove lettering
Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
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On 5/25/19 11:35 PM, A&Y Dave in MD
I went to the Dollar Store today and picked up a bottle of this
stuff. Poured a small amount into a cup leftover from Nyquil.
Dipped a cotton swab in the solution to wet the tip without
drenching it. Applied the damp tip to the number on a Kadee
boxcar (one of the new Southern ones I got yesterday). Less
than two minutes of scrubbing showed the numbering was coming
off. Within five minutes the number was gone. The paint color
could be seen on the swab, so it would remove the paint
if you aren't careful. I used the dry end of the cotton swab to
wipe the area clean after the numeral was off. I'm going to let
it dry. I probably should have washed it with water to ensure
no further loosening of the paint. But with the minimal amount
of cleaner on the swab it seemed to evaporate fairly quickly.
It is much harder to remove the numeral on the end, but only
because the size is so small and the contours of the end make it
difficult to rub a swab. I'll experiment with a toothpick
and/or a microbrush later, once the sides are dried and sealed.
So Super Clean degreaser works on Accurail and Kadee lettering!
And at $1 for a 20 oz. bottle, I have a lifetime supply. Nice!
I'll use my Ghost White Toner to print the new numerals. The
Kadee car apparently only came in one number so far. I ordered
two cars, hoping for two numbers. This thread was timed well!
The car is a '48 build, so this will be for the FCSME 1955 era
layout instead of my '34 era home layout. The car was well done
and even though I have a ton of '55 era cars these were too good
to pass up for this "y'all road" modeler. Maybe I'll use the
degreaser to remove the packing year and replace that for '53 or
Friday, May 24, 2019, 1:57:18 AM, you wrote:
Super Clean degreaser will lift
lettering from Accurail cars in less than two hours without
affecting the paint – unless you soak cars for a week and
scrub hard with a toothbrush. I haven’t tried to selectively
remove lettering or used it on Walthers cars.
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