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Removing sections of tampo rather than all...

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Does anyone have a sneaky means of removing small amounts of tampo without destroying the paint? I've got a couple of cars that are almost spot-on bar a couple of decals that I can replace - but I would hate to have to start from scratch as they're elusive colours to say the least!

Thanks in advance...
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QUOTE (Mr Modifier @ 8 May 2012, 15:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Cotton bud and methylated spirit.

BUT - use at your own risk!

Meths takes the tampo off a Scalextric crystal display case, a modern Scalextric car and Taurus NASCARs from the 90's in my experience. It takes quite a bit of gentle rubbing but it does come off after 3-4 minutes. It doesn't touch SCX cars at all - the clear coating seems to be resistant to meths.

I haven't tried it on any other makes.

Thanks Mr. M - I'll give her a go. It's a Monogram and an Avant Slot due for the treatment, so we can at least try and start a database!

Reliverying SCX cars at the moment. It takes dynamite to break through the clear coat.
Brilliant solutions everyone, thank you - I'll start with the thumbnail, then the cotton bud and meths, then the eraser and alcohol.

If all else fails I'll have one hell of a cocktail recipe!

I did an SCX NASCAR for 25 minutes in acetone free nail polish yesterday. Tampo almost no effect whatsoever, whipped it out when flakes of plastic from the inside of the body were starting to come loose! I was probably a minute or two from disaster!
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