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Any good suggestions on stripping a plastic track? Or if someone has a striping roller that I could borrow to do it.
 

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Dumb question: is it possible to REMOVE paint like that once you use it? I've always been hesitant to paint track pieces because if I ever change my layout, I'm stuck with those colors and I can't use those pieces to go in the opposite direction or put them on the inside instead of the outside or anything like that. I've tried colored sticker dots at the corners where deslots are likely, but over time they come off. I was thinking I could just use the paint pens to do dots like that... But will I be able to get the paint off if I change the layout?

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Not sure about removal, but there are (I'm pretty sure) black paint pens to change up if a new layout happens. I seem to recall Bob...color me wild...zilla doing exactly that...
 

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Oh Doodle!

Dumb question: is it possible to REMOVE paint like that once you use it? I've always been hesitant to paint track pieces because if I ever change my layout, I'm stuck with those colors and I can't use those pieces to go in the opposite direction or put them on the inside instead of the outside or anything like that. I've tried colored sticker dots at the corners where deslots are likely, but over time they come off. I was thinking I could just use the paint pens to do dots like that... But will I be able to get the paint off if I change the layout?

Thanks in advance...

--rick
Funny Rick, the continuous lane stripes always remind me of a children's placemat at IHOP...ya know? The one where ya follow the doodle maze with yer crayon. :freak:

I've always liked the idea of lil segments of vinyl sticky dots or pinstripe tape applied between the rails in the appropriate or difficult areas to marshall. :thumbsup:

Seems like a no brainer....which is good ....cuz as humans we're only using 10% of it at best. :tongue:
 

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If you use Sharpie pens you will be able to remove the striping with paint thinner. I just did it on my track. I will take you a little work.
 

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Dumb question: is it possible to REMOVE paint like that once you use it?

--rick
WD40 will remove the Testor's paint pens...learned that while cleaning my track after applying lane markers with them :confused:

I now clean more carefully :rolleyes:

Bob B.
Clifton Park, NY
 

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I will tend to go along with Bill on this one. A little spot or two in the areas where you have to marshal seems a LOT nicer to me than colored stripes all around the track, but to some degree it may depend on the style of racing that is being done. With high speed H.O.P.R.A. style racing, cars tend to go farther away from where they deslot compared to slower Box Stock, MagnaTraction, T-Jets, etc. where you can get away with more area specific coloring. Also, if you have a track that LQQKS like a race track with scenery, etc, the full length striping just doesn't seem to me to fit in. If your track is void of anything other that track & some retaining walls the striping doesn't distract from anything. Just my 2 cents........ do what works best for your needs. That's what's great about all of this.
 

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I've seen some real life track marshal's in my time, so they need all the help they can get...One time I had to even wake one up, too busy watching the race :p:p. I agree with EJ, some cars will get knocked half way down a straightaway, and O boy at the cussing one will get if put on the wrong lane in the heat of a battle. You might could tone the stripe down, maybe a little thinner line or drag the pain pen in the slot itself, to highlight just the edge of the slot, wouldn't take much. I'm not fond of the colored stripes, but they are necessary on some tracks...RM
 

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....I've always liked the idea of lil segments of vinyl sticky dots or pinstripe tape applied between the rails in the appropriate or difficult areas to marshall. :thumbsup:

Seems like a no brainer....which is good ....cuz as humans we're only using 10% of it at best. :tongue:
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My old circuit . . . I used paint dots. Much more pleasing to the eye than stripes in my opinion, as I was going for a more realistic appearance.

 

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It's also the way I choosed :



Not too much visible on the picture, but I made dots on each turn. The colors match the laptimer screen colors and powerstations (where you plug your controller).

Stripping is OK for pure racing tracks, for scenery tracks dots are better in my opinion.
 

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Slott V - I like the little triangles indicating direction :thumbsup:

I think I'll have to redo a few of mine :freak:
 

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I really like the look of the minmal color dots. As a racer, the paint pen dragged thru the slots help the marshals much better with continuous lines. Also note the arrows. They proved necessary in the heat of battle.
 
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