Re: Painting brass
I've painted over a hundred brass models and have never used vinegar, and only once used
a grit blaster because there was oxidation on the model.
"Unpainted" brass is painted with clear lacquer because otherwise it oxidizes. To remove
this I bought a HUGE plastic storage jar and filled it with acrylic lacquer thinner. The
jar lasted about 15 years before the thinner began to attack the plastic... So anyway, I
would just drop the whole car (it was tall enough for a 90 foot autorack) into the jar
and let the thinner dissolve the clear coat. Then come detergent and warm water cleanup
and sometimes a bit of brushing to remove the coating from grabirons and such.
And Pierre is right, don't handle the dry clean brass with oily fingers! Been there, done
On 4/12/2020 10:33 AM, Bruce Smith wrote: