Did you spot it in the photo of the SP gondola I posted last week? As soon as I posted the photo, I saw it. Go have a look.
The “S.P.” was in the wrong spot. Those should have been separated by the vertical support on the car side, not in the same space. Uh oh. I debated leaving it, I debated tossing the car, but I decided to see if I could fix it.
As it turns out, if you haven’t set and sealed your waterslide decals you can remove them with simple scotch tape, the kind used to wrap gifts. I pulled out the roll of tape and within seconds had the S.P. removed from the car side. Fortunately I had a second set of that lettering, which I then applied to the car.
About a week later at this point, and the lettering is done and the car is sealed. I’m glad I managed to remove the decals, and I’m glad I managed to correct what would have been a super jarring error for my eye every time that car winds up on display or on a layout.
I’m trying hard to get the details right (for me) on all my projects. It’s not always easy, and sometimes mistakes are made. It’s good to know they can be corrected.