rivet strip removal

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Wed Sep 13 10:10:42 EDT 2023

One way to prevent gouging is to round the corners of your chisel blade. Also make sure you're using a brand new blade.
Also might want to look at something like this:
Mikisyo Power Grip carving knife chisel Hira Flat 6.0mm https://a.co/d/bY8XKjl
They offer multiple widths.  I've used one a couple times lately and they work really well and can be resharpened as needed.
Josh Blevins
Charlotte NC

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  On Wed, Sep 13, 2023 at 8:51 AM, NW Modeling List<nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:   This is aimed at Jim Nichols and anyone else with experience in removing molded in features from plastic rolling stock.  I am considering attempting to remove a raised rivet strip (3 wide) from the sides of a passenger car.  Jim, I know you have addressed this type of operation previously and if my recollections are correct, perhaps suggested a chisel type blade such as the xacto 17 or 18 for this type work.  My fears are leaving deep gouges in the sides which I would of course, like to be completely smooth when all is said and done.  This would be on an O gauge car, so there is a good mm of material that would need to be removed.  Should I approach the job as taking it down in small layers until I reach the level of the sides or start in at the base (side level) and try to stay aligned as I work in from both sides.All thoughts and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.Jim Cochran________________________________________
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