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David J
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Decided I'd have a crack at the Fitzpatrick Escort that Scalextric seem adamant not to release and have just bought one of these as the base car.


As I am completely useless at painting I want to avoid that at all cost so question is how do I remove the Tampo printed blue RS stripes from this car without spoiling the lovely white paintwork?

Tried to do a similar job on a Uniflo Escort using T-cut and all was going well until I rubbed a bit too hard (oooer missus) on a stubborn bit of black Tampo and rubbed through the top coat.

Is T-cut the way to go or is there something else that will shift Tampo without buggering up the paint?

Many thanks.

DJ

PS tried a Google search for "Removing Tampo" and it just wanted to tell me about lady things that men need not know about..
 

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David J
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Really? Off a modern Scaley car?
Only problem with that is that I'm a nail biter so don't have the tools for the job, I'll have to sub-contract the task to my lovely wife.
 

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Try methylated spirit on a cotton bud. Don't soak the bud.

It will take you hours mind but you should be able to get away with it without damaging the underlying paint too much. BUT try a small area first before you lay into it and keep the meths off the white paint as much as you can.

This should work with those stripes. IT WILL NOT WORK with very small and thin areas of tampo because you end up rubbing the paint beside it and removing paint at the same time as tampo so be careful. Those tiny pin stripes outside the main blue areas worry me a bit with this technique.

I assume you will be decaling up this car so will you be lacquering after that? If so any imperfections in the white paint due to your tampo removal should be disguised by the lacquer.

Worse case scenario? You mess up the paint in a couple of places and have to do a light overspray.

Hopefully the body is made in white plastic so you may find you get away with quite a lot!

See what others say before you commit to this - there may be a magic solution that I'm not aware of.
 

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Thinking out loud for others to discuss (don't try it out on the this car yet!), Wouldn't a very careful approach with tiny amounts of acetone do the trick? Lots of precautions needed when handling the stuff, as the fumes are best avoided and also not on bare skin if at all possible.
 

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Nobby Berkshire
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Some modern Scalex and Pioneer tampo comes off with your fingernail if the stuff is printed on over the clear topcoat. It's truly rubbish.

I pulled off a load of a Pioneer Mustang using nothing more than silver fabric duct-tape (aka duck tape)

Otherwise just use T-Cut and a cotton bud and simply don't rub so hard.
 

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David J
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Zen, you are in territory that blokes should never be.!! Like I said, the Google search was an eye-opener.!!


Anyway I started with the tooth-pick and the tampo was coming off quite easily, Mrs DJ then helped out a bit with her finger nails and I now have a "naked Escort" (try that in a Google search for another eye-opener.!!
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There's a little bit of a blue tinge left behind but I'm sure that will wash off with a little soap and warm water, if not I'll use something a bit stronger. Now I need to sort the decals out, find some decal paper, etc.... I'll get around to it eventually.

Thanks for the help as usual folks.
 
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