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rbryce1

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« on: December 16, 2017, 12:10:17 AM »

What type of lettering/logo material is used to print on the Tropicana reefers?  I want to repaint some without the factory lettering showing thru.  Don't know if it was stamped ink, decals or what?  Anyone know?
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Joe323

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 01:53:34 PM »

If you are talking about the white Bachmann reefers I donít thnk it really matters They all seem to be number 724 which I gently sanded off with a small sanding stick and then printed new numbers cut them out pasted them in place and sealed the car with dullcote Once weathered ite good enough for me.
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rbryce1

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 05:35:07 PM »

Yes, I am referring to the white Bachmann reefers, but I want to remove the Tropicana name and emblem to use the cars with different markings.  Don't want the outline of the Tropicana name or the outline of the Tropicana emblem showing through under the paint.
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RAILSPLITTER

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 08:27:25 PM »

Strip the model of the old paint. Some use alcohol in a large freezer bag sealed setting over night or 2 soaking  completely and scrub with a old toothbrush and all the paint and lettering should come off . Use 90% under adult supervision.

Jon
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