Removing Paint From A Caboose

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Chessie6459, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Ok everyone, since you all been helpful to me in the past i am calling on you again LOL. I have a Caboose that i painted awhile back and i want to strip all the paint off and repaint it black and add all the details that i need on it for my Southern Pennsylvania Lines. How would i get all of the paint off?
  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Hi Matthew,
    I have had best results soaking shells in brake fluid or Pine-Sol, then scrubbing them with a stiff tooth brush.
    I have found the Pine-Sol will attack the plastic if left in to long.
    Wash and rinse the shell well before painting.
  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Thanks Ray, i will try that later today since it is 3:34 am. Thanks again :wave: :wave: :wave:
  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Ray that worked well for it. Now all's i have to do is paint it the basic black scheme, detail it, and then put the letters and numbers on it. Thanks again
  5. RioGrande

    RioGrande Member

    Brake fluid, Pine Sol and some commercial products like Chamelion are used. It's always good to ask because some methods can ruin a plastic shell or make them brittle.
  6. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Thanks RioGrande :wave:

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