There are several yellow with blue roof McCoy cars. that might work well with the TTOS yellow/blue circus train if the "lettering" could be removed.  Can anyone recommend a technique to gently remove the lettering from the sides of McCoy cars?

Bob Nelson

McCoy Old Dutch Cleaser box car

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I also would like to remove the LONG ISLAND lettering and logos from the recent Standard Gauge MTH/Lionel bay window caboose in order to change it into a Milwaukee Road caboose like the one below.  Therefore, any suggestions on how to gently remove lettering, and only the lettering from tinplate cars, would be most appreciated.

Milwaukee Road bay window caboose Deer Lodge

 

Bob Nelson

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There must be someone on this Forum who has removed lettering and other graphics from MTH tinplate without damaging the paint!  With MTH suspending production, at least in the short term, this may be the only option for offering another SGMA club car.  The Long Island RR bay window cabooses would make a really neat Milwaukee Road SGMA car if we could change the graphics.

Kirk

USA Track LLC

www.StandardGaugeTrack.com

 

 

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There must be someone on this Forum who has removed lettering and other graphics from MTH tinplate without damaging the paint!  With MTH suspending production, at least in the short term, this may be the only option for offering another SGMA club car.  The Long Island RR bay window cabooses would make a really neat Milwaukee Road SGMA car if we could change the graphics.

Kirk

USA Track LLC

www.StandardGaugeTrack.com

 

 

I do a lot of repaints, and believe me, I’ve been pondering y’alls dilemma.....problem is, would the finish be harmed on the yellow boxcar for example, trying to get the graphics off.....I’m not sure if those tinplates are enamel or urethane finishes....my guess is the tampo pad printing graphics are some sort of acrylic, that like the pad printing done on the scale stuff I work with where as I simply wipe away railroad heralds with lacquer thinner, never harming the base color...HOWEVER, the equipment y’all working  has a gloss finish...that promotes a possible problem....and could quickly become a hot mess......but, if someone wants to give up a sacrificial lamb, you could try wiping certain chemicals perhaps on the inside of the car and see how they react where no one would see it.....I run an automotive body shop, so worse case scenario, we could strip the car bodies and repaint them correctly using durable automotive paints, but you’d need to have a quantity of them to do to make it a feasible project, in other words, the more you do, the cheaper it’s going to get....I wish I could have more info for you, but stripping those graphics off the gloss finish and not harming the gloss and color might be a challenge for y’all...............Pat

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