Painting help needed

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Sarge_7, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

    I picked up an Athearn AC4400CW and a Bachman/Spectrum Dash-8 off of Ebay to restart my model railroading. I haven't painted anything in a long time and think I screwed something up already:confused: I am using Badger Model Flex paint for the first time(all that was available to me at the time) I sprayed on a coat of paint that went on ok, but when I went to tape it off for the other color the paint would peel off with the tape. This brings up several questions.
    1. What should I be thinning this paint with? or do I need to?
    2. Do I need to strip them back down and start over?
    3. And what would I use to strip them? Back in the old days we used brake fluid:eek:

    Thanks for your help.


  2. CN_Fan

    CN_Fan New Member

    Clean with alcohol then prime it, let dry for a week for the primer to set in. Now paint it. Also, be sure to use GREEN painters trim tape to mask, use nothing else....
  3. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Brake fluid still works fine.

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