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I recently baught a Bachmann Connie. White Pass and Yukon. Rather than stripping all the WP&Y off for relettering I noticed that some decals that Stan made for me fit perfect in the white outlined box on the side of the cab. That was the plan. 

First problem is I couldnt get them to stick. I thought texture might have been the cause but then thought back to other projects(wood texture boxcars) and didnt have that issue. After some thought I decided maybe there was something on the paint or in the paint that wasnt working with me. 

I taped off and sanded lightly and then tried to repaint that area to see if that would work. After all that is what I did on the other projects. Didnt work. When I sprayed the paint, Krylon semi-flat black to that area it seemed to blister up. It wasnt sticking at all. 

My question is has any one else run into this and how did you fix it. I dont want to repaint the whole cab but if I have to I will. 


Carl Hudson
Tera Falls GRY
Lincoln, NE
 

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I found one car, in my old streamliner set doing that. I had to sand it, then primer , then topcoat. WOrked fine that way, other cars were made with the same plastic and had been cleaned with alcohol, the one was a pain for some reason. Most decals like to be put on glossy paint, then you can shoot it with a clear matte-I like Krylon better than Dulcoat. Jerry
 

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Actually, cleaning with alcohol can be a problem if I remember correctly.  Per Model Railroader's painting book (can't remember the title) if you clean some plastics with alcohol the oils come to the surface and the paint does not stick.  Mild detergent and warm water and an old toothbrush works well.  Let it air dry (or if like me and have no patience--use a hair dryer).  Spot priming may be helpful, I have done that, but after too many layers of paint the patch seems to become obvious.  Maybe I'm just too anal./DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/blush.gif  Hope that helps.
 
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