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Old 24-05-2018, 07:41 PM   #11
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ok heres goes my experiment in painting a Lima class 47 loco
pictures will follow........
I have looked on you tube and other bits of the www for instructions.........

1. I ordered some isopropyl alcohol should be here tomorrow

2. To make a start I used the alcohol swabs . Lima paint is tough. but I am down to the yellow plastic on one side and all seems well
The odd thing was the BR blue came off but the BR logo stayed put

3. When the alcohol arrives I will soak it (picture will follow)

4 I bought some primer and three colours not sure on a pattern yet and got some masking tape and pinstriping tape

5. According to instructions i strip all the colour off wash /dry then prime it leaving it 24hrs to dry

6. Then apply whichever colour in whichever order masking etc .
also leaving 24 hrs to dry

Hopefully it will work but it will take a bit of time
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Old 24-05-2018, 08:07 PM   #12
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I would advise not to soak it. Rub it off as you have already done.

I once soaked a seat unit from a Tamiya motorcycle in turps and it became horribly soft and deformed.
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Old 24-05-2018, 08:16 PM   #13
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I would advise not to soak it. Rub it off as you have already done.

I once soaked a seat unit from a Tamiya motorcycle in turps and it became horribly soft and deformed.
ok I did read about older types of plastics and deformaties

but what I did do was lay the alcohol swabs on the body and cover with a foodbag so the alcohol didn`t evaporate and the paint started to come off ,so I think I will get a cloth a keep dipping it in the alcohol and rubbing ..... well it will take time but it beats sitting in a traffic jam on a bank holiday Monday

cheers for that info
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Old 25-05-2018, 07:49 PM   #14
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ok heres the original loco and I stripped it down it was washed in 1lt of isopropol alcohol.

I have stripped paint of skirtings and door frame and even varnish of a 50 odd yr old sideboard but the paint on this loco was tough stuff

now all I have to do is plan the paint pattern not sure if I`m gonna have a yellow front or be like old locos and be one colour
watch this space
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Old 25-05-2018, 10:04 PM   #15
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Interesting. I'm normally turning locos from green to blue!
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I missed this thread turning sensible

I wouldn't have bothered stripping it, I dump mine in some warm soapy water and scrub them. Get rid of owt loose like old decals or stickers and then prime. See my class 37 elsewhere, its at the scrubbed and primed stage.

Just make sure you use the same type of paint all the time acrylic or enamel. See the Princess Elizabeth rebuild thread for what happens if you don't lol

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I wouldn't have bothered stripping it, I dump mine in some warm soapy water and scrub them. Get rid of owt loose like old decals or stickers and then prime. See my class 37 elsewhere, its at the scrubbed and primed stage.

Just make sure you use the same type of paint all the time acrylic or enamel. See the Princess Elizabeth rebuild thread for what happens if you don't lol

If I do another I wont bother stripping it

I am using Humbrol acrylic paint but the only primer I could get at the time was Tamiya is ok to mix brands
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Yeah its fine. But don't bother using bespoke modelling primer, go to your local Halfords or Motosave (in my case) and get a rattle can of bog standard grey primer. It'll last you ages.
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Yeah its fine. But don't bother using bespoke modelling primer, go to your local Halfords or Motosave (in my case) and get a rattle can of bog standard grey primer. It'll last you ages.
oh well it wasn't expensive

its primed
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Old 27-05-2018, 07:13 AM   #20
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Tamiya thinner works ok with Humbrol acrylic.
100% sure of that.

It is in fact better than water, I tried using RO water as a thinner for acrylic white and found that the paint beads up (similar to water on plastic, or water on a polished car)

Whereas the tamiya thinner allowed a much thinner (transparent) consistency which sprayed really rather well.
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