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07-01-2013 21:38:17

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I don't know why people think you need suppled air to use hardner, a good quality mask works fine, heck even use that for epoxy primer, just have to make sure you replace the filters periodically. But to answer your question; yes I have used hardener with Rustoleum paint, but not Red, I used it with their Gray on a 2N Ford, the hardener made it very slick and shined like crazy, but the paint faded very quickly and alot (looks like primer now.) One of the BIG reasons for using hardner is to make the paint last longer, and it certainly didn't in this case, since it does seem to make the OEM paints: Deere and IH last well I assume it was the paint so have never used Rustoleum again. As far as the hardner goes, if you look at the type of paint; ie. synthetic enamel, ya can get hardener for that type about anywhere: TSC, AutoZone, Colours...
One thing I will say is that when I redo a tractor, I often use cheaper paint to do the areas that will be hidden once assembled, and just to powder in those real hard to get to areas, so when I shoot with the better paint I don't have to keep shooting one little area just to get it green, or red or what ever. Usually I grab some TSC stuff for this. When I was putting our '48 JD A back together this spring, I went to TSC and they had that new "Majic" stuff, I grabbed some JD green, was so impressed with how easy it sprayed, and how good it looked, I went back and bought a gallon and some hardener and shot the whole tractor. WOW is it easy to work with, and it shines like crazy, pulled it up next to the JD 70 which was the last one I shot, and ya cannot tell it from JD Classic Green! The test will be how long it lasts, as that crap TSC had before lasted about a week before fading, but it's been 2-3 months and so far so good! Of course I used JD yellow on the wheels...just seen too many nasty looking JD wheels to tangle with any other. Yell at me when you go to do the rims on your IH, I have a Toyota paint number that is spot on for that original look!

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07-02-2013 05:45:38

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 Re: paint in reply to Pete76NY, 07-01-2013 21:38:17  
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Read the package on your mask. You will answer your own question.

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