K5's Coming

I have a buddy that works at the railroad trying to get me a used K5’s. Can anyone tell me what ill need in order to clean them up and get them painted. Maybe a step by step instuction and the name of the chemicals i need?

Some brake parts cleaner or engine degreaser and a brillo pad with some water. That’s what I use. Depending on the railroad, it may have paint. You can use some KleanStrip Aircraft Remover to get the paint off. Just don’t get any on your hands. I recommend the paint on kind as it seems to be a little stronger and you can put it on thicker without having to worry about it blowing on you and burning you. That’s about it. It’s not too hard, just kinda time consuming. I prefer this way over sandblasting because it won’t ruin the smooth die cast metal underneath.