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    If I want to paint something with movable parts (doors, hatches, couplers) how can I do so without having the paint prevent them from working?
    You can't outrun your own legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uh_clem View Post
    If I want to paint something with movable parts (doors, hatches, couplers) how can I do so without having the paint prevent them from working?
    Very carefully! :l:

    Seriously though, if it cane be disassembled paint it, then re-assemble. Otherwise I use a micro paint brush (can find brushes with tiny tips at michaels or any art store)

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    Not knowing what you are planning to paint -- I too, would suggest taking the model apart (If possible) - paint - reassemble.

    Wolf

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    I'll use a car door as an example. Open the car door. Paint the hard-to-see hinged part first, very sparingly. When it's about 2/3rds to 3/4 dry, operate the door gently and carefully to make sure it moves. When dry, check to see that the door is operational. Touch up very sparingly as needed. When the hinged part is completely dry and operational, paint the door edge and door jambs. Check those for fit after paint is completely dry. Might have to sand them a little, lightly. When that stuff is painted and working, paint the sides and most visible parts of the door.

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    You can try this product with a micro brush http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/...w=&range_high=
    "It's not whats best......It's whats best for you"

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    What about a sliding door on a boxcar?
    You can't outrun your own legs.

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    I guess I'd remove the door, sand the part that goes in the track so it's just a tad thinner, and carefully paint the car and door separately. I'd avoid painting the door track, no one is gonna see in there. Then when dry, putting the door back on.

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    How about knuckle couplers like Micro Trains? I would definitely not want to disassemble them.
    You can't outrun your own legs.

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    How would I go about removing a box car door?
    You can't outrun your own legs.

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    You have me on that one. I use Kato's and if I had to paint them, it wouldn't be a big deal, as they don't really have any moving parts, per se'. I guess if I were to paint MT's, I'd use a very very fine brush and concentrate on the outsides, because you don't see the insides when they're coupled anyway, and anyone who gets that close to see if the insides are painted is in danger of catching their nose hairs on the roofwalks and causing a derailment!

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