Lionel 212 USMC FA diesel

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Lionel 212 USMC FA diesel
Posted by trains2353 on Monday, August 06, 2018 1:28 PM

Got this ata very good price on ebay. Runs well, BUT someone hand painted the cowl in front if the windshield black. Canthatbe removed without damaging the plastic body? I have my doubts, but I'm not a painter.

TIA

Bob

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Posted by cwburfle on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 4:20 AM

I'd guess you got the good price because of the paint.
You may be lucky, perhaps the painter used a water based paint that will wash off with mild soap and water.
Otherwise, I am not aware of anything you can do that will not harm the original paint and/or plastic shell.

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Posted by trains2353 on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 8:07 AM

Thanks for the reply. I will try that.

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Posted by cwburfle on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 6:58 AM

Please let us know how you make out.

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Posted by TrainLarry on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 11:03 AM

You can try this or this paint stripper products.

Larry

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Posted by cwburfle on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 6:11 PM

The postwar Lionel 212 USMC alco was painted. Wouldn't those strippers attack the original paint?

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 6:33 PM

trains2353

Got this at a very good price on ebay. Runs well, BUT someone hand painted the cowl in front, if the windshield black. Can that be removed without damaging the plastic body? I have my doubts, but I'm not a painter.

TIA

Bob 

Not knowing how bad a job they did you could tape off around the area that painted and sand it with 400 grit sand paper to get is smoth, Then if you can find a paint in a rattle can that is close enough for you, tape off the engine so none gets on there and paint the cowl. It's hard to say without actually seeing it. 

I believe you say they painted the windows black. I believe if you check like Brasseurs, they may have the winshield and you could just replace it. 

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Posted by cwburfle on Thursday, August 09, 2018 4:21 AM

I believe you say they painted the windows black. I believe if you check like Brasseurs, they may have the winshield and you could just replace it.

The loco should not have a plastic windshield insert.

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