I have a Vitrains Blue Large logo class 37 I want to renumber. Has anyone got any tips on removing the printed number and nameplate without
having to respray or damaging the existing paintwork
Thanks in advance
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Posted 10 August 2016 - 18:06
I'll admit I've never succeeded bit I do find Railmatch paints are usually an excellent match
I'm with Will on this one - never managed to remove the existing printed numbers without damaging the paint.
You have, however an alternative....
Fox Transfers - BR Blue blanking patches
Careful use of this product to only cover the current numbers makes it possible to renumber without stress!
Posted 10 August 2016 - 18:08
Posted 10 August 2016 - 20:33
You could try T-Cut on a cotton bud, that has worked for me on Bachmann locos. Or carefully use a fibreglass brush and rub it away.
Either method will provide a key on the surface and will make attaching transfers or nameplates more easily.
Hope this helps.
Posted 10 August 2016 - 21:55
Usually I would endorse this wholeheartedly, but with Vitrains locos I (and others by the sounds of it) have found that the paint is so thin that any attempt to remove numerals with abrasive liquids such as T-Cut will also result in the removal of the paint work. I have used blanking patches to cover my mistakes in the past - voice of experience and all that! I would avoid T-Cut on Vitrains finishes at all costs. Your call though.
Posted 03 December 2017 - 14:06
Not impossible to renumber vitrains stuff - I really love reworking them actually - but you just have to use a different method - flatten the numbers with fine wet-n-dry or tcut or even jiff then obliterate then with a thin layer of airbrush primer and your chosen body color - Vitrains generally paint things in fairly accurate shades (Hornby and Bachmann take note), so feathering into the existing paint finishing and getting a color match is quite easy - Heres a couple of EWS 47s I renumbered - retaining virtually all of the original vitrains paint finish - as they did such a nice job of the livery.
another example - renumbered and re-sectored
and a RES one , with the printed BR arrows carefully removed (I used Cif on a cotton bud) and renumered and named , but again , retaining most of the original vitrains paint finish