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.... a number from a model loco ?

Namely, i want to remove the number 2 from my hornby 08402 and then replacing it with a number 1.

How do i remove it without knackering the paint work etc please anyone ?

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Kodiak, (any relation to Rupert?) I use two methods either meths on the end of a cotton bud rudded very gently or a curved scalple blade held at right angles to the loco body and rubbed over the number. With the latter it's important to apply no pressure and just let the weight of the knife do the work.
It is probably a good idea to remove the whole number as an exact colour match with the factory applied numbers is unlikely. Of course a bit of weathering can hide a multitude of sins so a colour match is not that important if you weather.
Good look and lets see the results.
 

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People use sugar to get the orange logo off phones. They just put the shugar on the logo with a little bit of water and rub it and the abrasive qualitys of the sugar crystals scratch the paint off wihtout damaging the phone....

Might work....
 

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Depends on the manufacturer. Bachmann are quite easy to remove, an ear bud and a little surgical spirit, normally does the trick I haven't tried the sugar but it sounds like it's worth a shot. Hornby can be very difficult. In some instances I've bought the Fox transfers which cover the whole area, it's quicker cleaner and does a great job. I normally seal everything off with some Artists varnish.
 

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While i have not used this tecnique on railway models I have applied it to die-cast buses when nodifying them. Ladies nail varnish gently stroked on with a cotton bud.

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 6 Sep 2007, 13:15) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>While i have not used this tecnique on railway models I have applied it to die-cast buses when nodifying them. Ladies nail varnish gently stroked on with a cotton bud.

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Nodifying ???? does that involve big ears too ?


ladies nail varnish ! surely that would put a layer of coating on it rather than removing ?

how about nail varnish remover ?


never mind mate
 

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QUOTE (KODIAK BEAR @ 6 Sep 2007, 14:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Nodifying ???? does that involve big ears too ?

ladies nail varnish ! surely that would put a layer of coating on it rather than removing ?

how about nail varnish remover ?


never mind mate


OK Perhaps I should read my posts a bit better!! I did of course mean nail varnish remover!!

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