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I have a set of 5 Hornby R4613 Mk2E TSO coaches which I recently purchased.
All have the same number, thus I'd like to renumber them individually. I have the decals, so the question is: is there proven technique for removing the factory-applied numbers without damaging the underlying paint?
Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thank you in advance!
There are two methods. Careful rubbing away with a fibre glass tipped pen and sometimes but not always, by using a damped cotton bud in meths. You could also use a similar method using T Cut. All have to be done very carefully. Waterslide transfers are best applied to a glossy surface as you will see a white haze otherwise. I would suggest try any method out first on an old item where it won't matter if you overdo it.When on they will need sealing with varnish very carefully. This is not a rush job. I have done several coaches and Britannia locos. My preference is HMRS Pressfix transfers.
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I don't remember who first told me, but on several occasions I have used my wife's nail varnish remover for this task. When rubbed over the decals with a soft cloth I have found that it will gradually wipe away the transfers without damaging paintwork.
You need to closely mask the area around the decal and to start with the least invasive removal method. I find T-Cut on a cotton bud to be very controllable and to remove little or no underlying paint. Don't rub too vigorously but just keep going over the old decal until it starts to come away. It can take several minutes before you start to see any effect. On some older rolling stock I've found that just a smear of T-Cut will shrivel and lift the decal off with little rubbing, newer stock may take more effort. Wipe the T-Cut surface with soapy water, apply the new decal, leave overnight to dry thoroughly, then very lightly spray with satin clear varnish to seal the new decal and hide any 'ghosting' from the old one.
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