Re: Tangent Tank Car Paint Removal

Daniel A. Mitchell

Just one word of warning … There’s no such chemical as “Lacquer Thinner”.

What’s sold under that generic name is any blend of acetone or other ketones, alcohols (many different), petroleum distillates like tolueneacetates, ethers, plus who knows what. Every brand is DIFFERENT.  Some “lacquer thinners” curdle some lacquers causing the entire mess to turn to Jello. Their relative effects on various model paints is anyone’s guess. Many lacquer thinners will violently attack some plastics like styrene.

USE CARE, and experiment first on some hidden or unimportant area.

Dan Mitchell

On Jun 30, 2020, at 10:10 AM, Mont Switzer <MSwitzer@...> wrote:

I learned the hard way just last evening that lacquer thinner will remove the Tangent lettering almost immediately with little effect on the bae paint color.
Montford L. Switzer
(765) 836-2914
From: <> On Behalf Of Allen Cain
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:46 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Tangent Tank Car Paint Removal
First off, if this is the wrong list for this please let me know and any suggestions for another list woU\Uld be appreciated.
I am seeking advice on the removal of the paint/ink that Tangent Scale Models applies to their GATX 1948+ tank cars and their Cosden 3 Dome tank cars.
Bought some ICG Decals and plan to strip and renumber them.
Allen Cain

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