Re: LifeLike 8000 gallon Tanks

Schuyler Larrabee

RTR.  I s’pose I could disassemble the kit to try to get it off.  I may end up buying a couple of kits to get this done.




From: <> On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2019 12:26 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] LifeLike 8000 gallon Tanks


is it a kit or RTR?

if a kit, I'd just strip the tank and repaint it. Small amounts of lettering can be
removed easily enough with various techniques, but
CONOCO is a lot to remove and
even if successful the underlying paint may still reveal it as "ghost" lettering.

On 9/4/2019 11:12 PM, Schuyler Larrabee via Groups.Io wrote:

I should have asked this years ago. 


I have a couple of these which are lettered CONOCO.  I would very much like to remove the lettering, but I’d also like not to lose the silver paint on the tank, because the scheme I will finish the car with is silver as well, with the same parting lines between the silver and the black frame.


However, I have tried everything I know has been recommended for removing lettering, short of my air eraser, to remove the lettering.  Nothing seemed to touch the lettering – or the silver paint, for that matter.


I’m reluctant to simply paint over the lettering, as it has some relief from the tank itself, and I’m pretty sure it would easily be visible as a “painted that over, huh?’ model.  Not the desired result.






Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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