I’ve been reading weathering tips, tricks and techniques from various tutorials and blogs for what seems like ages now, and just started weathering efforts on my rolling stock. My first attempt on a stock car turned out pretty darn good:thumb: ! My latest efforts have not gone so well, with “trial and error” the main theme! I’ve been working on a very cheap ($2.50) UP yellow box car, but after no less than half-a-dozen attempts, I still am right back at square one from a weathering standpoint (and of course after so many futile tries, the lettering on the car has almost completely worn off). :curse: I believe the crux of my problem revolves around the shiny, plastic finish of the car, devoid of any finish paint (*typical on higher-end cars) with exception to the top of the car, which is really the only portion that has faired well throughout the numerous weathering attempts. Even with dullcote, I don’t attain the desired and realistic finish. I’ve all but given up and moved on to other cars, but am still stubbornly trying to get that perfect weathered look. (*I suppose if I was not so much of a ‘perfectionist’ it would be all right!). I might just repaint the entire car with a flat-paint, work it with a ‘green monster’ to dull the shiny plastic finish (*but run the risk of marring some of the detailed parts, such as the door latches and the likes), or just scrap it (at $2.50 that might not be a huge loss). (*Heck, I even considered kit-bashing it into a mobile home or other track-side structure.) I’ll continue trying various things to get it right and post the winning combination with pictures if I happen upon it . In the meantime, if anyone has any tips on overcoming a very uncooperative shiny plastic (UP yellow) finish, I’d be open to any suggestions…..