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 Post subject: Re: Renewing Chalky Faded Paint
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:28 pm 

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Regarding our work on former ATSF 1511 at TSR, we did not complete the final step due to lack of time. Total cost for all materials was under $200. The paint on this car was not clear coated unlike most of the rest of our fleet. Even if this technique only extends the life by a year or so, it was worth it to get one more season before we have to repaint our premium parlor car.
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 Post subject: Re: Renewing Chalky Faded Paint
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:46 pm 

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Here are some photos of Pullman Troop Sleeper 7256 at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum after this procedure was first done late in May. Note the end detail in the first photo. Not sure why this happened, but my GUESS is this; we power washed the car with water BEFORE we started step one. I think that some of this water might have gotten in to spots in the car including window frames, and as this leaked out during the week, it caused these streaks. Also, our local cottonwood trees were "in season" and thus we had a number of these that caught onto still slightly sticky side of the car. These "cottony" seeds were power washed off the car with no ill effects and then HVRM member Henderson gave the car a complete coat of linseed oil (photo 2). The results can be seen in the third shot. This linseed "wash" was done on June 17th. I took another photo of the car yesterday, and will post it forthwith.


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 Post subject: Re: Renewing Chalky Faded Paint
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:53 pm 

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Here is the way Troop Sleeper 7256 looked yesterday (July 1st), two weeks after its recent "linseed wash". For the record, the sides of the car are still a bit "tacky". I wonder if the 4th step (which we have not done) might solve that problem. As of this date, we don't intend to do that 4th procedure. Right now the car looks very good and we are happy with the results. For others who have done it, their comments would be welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: Renewing Chalky Faded Paint
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:42 pm 

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Does this treatment reduce the adhesion of permanent marker and spray paint to the surface such that any vandalism can be more easily cleaned off?


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