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stripping paint from coaches
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:24:01 pm »
Hi
Not sure if this is the right place for this, but just been trying to strip some mk1's ready for some overlays, I had read that detol works but that to me is a no no on these, I got one body that looks like it will end up in the bin as its a goey mess as it looks as is the plastic has soften up and melted, othres the paint has just smeared along and stained the clear plastic, I'm hopeing to see if T-cut may polish them up, but its not removed the paint.
Tryed super strip that works but seems to soften the plastic, T-cut works but is time consuming.
Any other ideas anybody.
Thanks
Jon  :'(


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Re: stripping paint from coaches
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 03:37:46 pm »
DETTOL on a cloth or qa quick soak for 20 minutes in it then rub it off with a cloth



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Re: stripping paint from coaches
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 03:40:44 pm »
Thanks
I'll try and get some in town next time i'm in.
Does any one know if the goey coach can be used, does the plastic go hard again or is it scrap.
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Re: stripping paint from coaches
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 03:43:52 pm »
Its the detol thats caused all the problems, it had;nt made any impression after 1/2 hr so left it a bit longer, yes it has removed some of the paint but what a mess. It really seems to have just soften it.
Jon

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Re: stripping paint from coaches
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2017, 04:00:28 pm »
it wont strip it, you use elbow greats to strip it once the paint softens..... if you want to be lazy buy a tin of "Micro Strip" :)



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Re: stripping paint from coaches
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 04:02:01 pm »
OPh just read the first post, these are the farish coaches with printed windows etc, dont use ipa or dettol, or any acetone based nail varnish remover....

I think TCUT and a lot of elbow grease or micro strip may be your only options



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Re: stripping paint from coaches
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 05:12:30 pm »
I've used Revell Acrylic Stripper on other types of Farish stock but not printed Mk1's.

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Re: stripping paint from coaches
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2017, 05:22:05 pm »
Used T-cut, it works just takes rather a long time and not easy to get right to the edge.
Jon

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Re: stripping paint from coaches
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2017, 08:38:36 pm »
I use either T-Cut or Brasso, oh yeah and plenty of elbow grease. It will take about 20 mins to strip a coach completely. Great for whiling away the time whilst watching mind numbing tv. I've lost count of the number of coaches a I've stripped this way.

Only issue I have is removing the enamel paint Farish use for the window toilet.

Cheers

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Re: stripping paint from coaches
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2017, 09:30:46 pm »
Ive used Mr Muscle oven cleaner. Spray into a container like a take away carton, leave the coach body in the cleaner for twenty minutes, and then wipe away the paint. A bit of elbow grease required for stubborn prints but it worked well for me.
I cant remember where I got that idea from. I had an idea it was from Electra graphics but it looks like he is suggesting IPA (nail varnish remover) or brasso.
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Re: stripping paint from coaches
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2017, 09:39:00 pm »
Thanks for the advice folks.
It turns out the two really messy coachs are the very early mk 1s with the removable window strips, not really suitable for what I want, can you still get Taylor inserts now days.
The funny side to this is years ago trying to make up EMU's with Talyor inserts you could not find these for love or money, and I pick up two just like that. :dunce:
Jon

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Re: stripping paint from coaches
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2017, 10:47:38 pm »
I've used Boots 'Quickies' to remove paint off Farish coaches. I guess they are IPA based.

TPM no longer trade, tho you can still see inserts for sale at exhibitions. I believe that BHE have taken on the remainder of the TPM stock so maybe a phone call to Ray Evans will get you what you want,

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Re: stripping paint from coaches
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2017, 10:52:16 pm »
I believe Electra Graphics website gives the low down on what to use to strip the various batches of Farish coaches

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Re: stripping paint from coaches
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2017, 10:00:27 pm »
I've created a quick guide to GF coaches, which can be downloaded here:

http://www.electrarailwaygraphics.co.uk/coach_guide.pdf

Hope it's of use.
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Adam Warr
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