FOX Valley locos

rpeck Mar 8, 2014

  1. rpeck

    rpeck TrainBoard Member

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    Has anyone tried to strip the paint off one of there shells?
    What did you use?
    Kato I used Rubbing alcohol and it worked . Atlas the undec shells are easy to find so never did one.
    Just wondering before I try it.
    Thanks
    Rick
     
  2. JDG

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    Never tackled an FVM (unless it was an undec) since everything is glued together.
     
  3. Jim Reising

    Jim Reising TrainBoard Member

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    JDG, I routinely disassemble FVM diesels and have yet to find glue...perhaps you're thinking of IMRC or Athearn?

    When I took the large "SANTA FE" off a GP60 shell (Needed to replace it with "BNSF" for accuracy.) I used the 97% alcohol with success.

    If you're dealing with one of the GEVOs, Rick, be aware FVM uses a tricky little slide move about front-mid shell. Other than that you should have no problems.
     
  4. N-builder

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    I did a lot of modifications and repaint from boxcars to locos. I use Scalecoat II its a plastic safe paint remover and works very well on anything plastic.
     
  5. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Member

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    A heads up , don't use Scalecoat paint stripper on expensive Shapeways models... hard lesson.

    Randy
     
  6. rpeck

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    Thanks guys.
    Sorry I thought I had posted it was a GP-60M.
    Randy thanks on the Shapeway heads up also.
    I know the Gp-60M had a undec, but most places are sold out ,I snoozed.
    Rick
     

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