Union Pacific color scheme question

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by railfan74656, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. railfan74656

    railfan74656 New Member

    I am getting ready to restore a Union Pacific AC4400-9W. what are the current UP colors? does pollyscale make them? what can i use to strip the athearn paint off the model for best results?
  2. papio

    papio New Member

    Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray; don't have an answer for your manufacturer question. In the past, I've used brake fluid to remove paint--be sure to wear gloves and eye protection and keep an eye on it!

  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Unless they have changed their formula, Athearn shells are made witrh pretty tough styrene. You can use brake fluid, Pine Sol, or Scalecoat Washaway. Kato and Atlas plastic is much more delicate and you have to be more careful with what you use on those to strip paint.
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    I've used brake fluid on just about every manufactuers loco's. Only had a problem with an old Tyco. It kinda disintergrated the small details, and made the plastic brittle.

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