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Autoracks

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by metaljockey, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. metaljockey

    metaljockey Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 2, 2001 Messages: 247 Likes Received: 0
    How many people out there have cuaght stamped or bottom-buffed autoracks? Just wondering.
     
  2. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    I see lots of numbers on the bottom stamped over pannels. But I dont ever see buff on the holed pannels themselves. I think if they want it gone completely they just replace the pannels and buff the frame, then you never know it was there. seldom do they paint it and leave a big buff cube to let you know.
     
  3. schick1

    schick1 Guest

    what i dont get about autoracks is if they hold cars doesn't the paint go through the holes and get on the cars? it seems like this would be a problem for them right? or do they not cary automobiles? round here we call em holy rollers. im not cunfused am i?
     
  4. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Nov 23, 2000 Messages: 12,434 Likes Received: 85
    if you paint them when they are loaded then yes, the cars do get paint on them.
     
  5. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 440
    and thats why you dont paint the lines with cars in them.
     
  6. postaholic

    postaholic Guest

    thats gotta be hard to see tha cars in tha darkness.. it would suck balls to get caught painting them shits and then find out your paint got on all tha cars and they just happened to be tha new line of 2003 lexus's...

    :lol:
     
  7. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 440
    actually.. its pretty easy to see the cars inside the..cars.. there is always some kind of light source on the outside.. just look inside from different angles.. its really easy to see the cars.
     
  8. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,443 Likes Received: 191
    it would suck to buy a car and find paint specs alll over it
     
  9. TrustEvil

    TrustEvil Guest

    painted loaded autoraks is tricky, and not recommended....it brings more heat to the spot sometimes and let's just say if you get caught throwing down on some full autoraks, you aren't walking away with a small fine or a slap on the wrist.
     
  10. porque

    porque Senior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2002 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 0
    ...a lot of the time the cars are shipped covered in plastic to protect the paint jobs from dirt and debris from the train and also from spraypaint...this is not always the case however and i believe from what i heard it fluctuates regionally...i only paint empty racks though...
     
  11. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

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    my auto racks only have the necessary plastic on them.. (the white stuff over the top and acouple other places) its never fully covered. but yea, just stay off of filled autoracks.
     
  12. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

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    i meant the cars in the autoracks, not the autoracks themselves.
     
  13. canfucker

    canfucker Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 7, 2001 Messages: 227 Likes Received: 0
    I wondered that for a LONG time but i never asked because i haven't ever seen one in real life yet.
     
  14. metaljockey

    metaljockey Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 2, 2001 Messages: 247 Likes Received: 0
    My question was actually askin if anyone ever sees these things painted, but the bottom is switched or buffed out. Makes a big difference when tryin to decide to either squish your train onto the hole part, or just sayin fuck it and going to the bottom.

    But stickin to the discussion, paintin hollyrollers with cars in em is a fat burn. For one, it makes the car comps pissed off as hell, and second, autoracks with cars usually always are accompanied by a bull if they are layed up. I once had to duck out for a few hours till the bull left to cut out of the yard.
     
  15. TrustEvil

    TrustEvil Guest

    ...you're taking a chance painting any fr8...they can potentially suffer the same buffing fate...but keep in mind that autoraks are on a pool-system, (much like wheaties and some reefers) which means they are carried by every and any RR Co. at any given time and are ususally in high demand since they are a priority car, so they often don't get pulled into the shop unless it's for essential repairs.
     
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