Track painting video

Graff Oct 23, 2019

  1. Graff

    Graff TrainBoard Member

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    Hi all, I made a video on how I paint flex track.
     
  2. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett TrainBoard Member

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    Graff, thank you for posting the video. The only thing I question is I always heard that you should never use sandpaper to clean tracks because it leaves small scratches that will collect dirt. I wipe the tracks with 90% alcohol after painting and then use a small piece of Masonite to burnish tracks. Just a suggestion.

    Joe
     
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  3. Graff

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    I gleam the tracks when they're ballasted and weathered.
    Start with 2000 grit sandpaper and then rub a stainless steel washer on the rails.
    I finish by using Flitz metal polish.
    The rails I have done it on before are more or less maintenance free.
     
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  4. gregamer

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    Nice, thanks for posting. I’ve always started weathering my track by spraying a rattle can of Camo Brown, but I think I’ll try this method next time.
     
  5. wvgca

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    that's fine for the track, but it doesn't do the ties, especally if you want a weathered whitish wash .. maybe okay for new installs where the track [and ties] are not really weathered yet ??
     

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