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1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use?

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New2restore

12-17-2012 12:20:10




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This combine has sat in my dads barn sense 1964 , i got it running and all it needs is a good wax job and I was wondering what would be the best way to do that? What kind of wax, buffer? IDK help lol




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ReedA

12-18-2012 11:38:34




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 Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? in reply to New2restore, 12-17-2012 12:20:10  
Buffed out my 55 this fall. I used Malco Rejuvenator and a foam pad on an electric buffer for the big areas and by hand on the spots the buffer wouldn't go. Rejuvenator is excellent for oxidized paint. I highly recommend it.

http://www.amazon.com/Malco-Rejuvenator-Step-Paint-Restoration/dp/B001UOMDZU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355858717&sr=8-1&keywords=malco+rejuvenator


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jon f mn

12-18-2012 09:09:34




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 Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? in reply to New2restore, 12-17-2012 12:20:10  
I waxed a combine once. nuff said bout that.



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AJB-830

12-18-2012 20:50:15




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 Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? in reply to jon f mn, 12-18-2012 09:09:34  
Jon, Any reason not to wax a combine? I was thinking about waxing the sheet metal on my 4420 until I saw your comment. Al



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jon f mn

12-19-2012 20:07:02




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 Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? in reply to AJB-830, 12-18-2012 20:50:15  
No reason not to, just a huge amount of work.



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jon f mn

12-19-2012 20:05:06




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 Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? in reply to AJB-830, 12-18-2012 20:50:15  
Compare the number of square feet that is on a combine to say a car, then figure in that it has probly never been waxed since new. I did a 7700 jd once. Took me and my 5 kids more than a day, but it was oxidized badly and hard to wax.



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Mike Aylward

12-17-2012 19:26:41




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 Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? in reply to New2restore, 12-17-2012 12:20:10  
I've found a hand sprayer with diesel fuel and a little motor oil will brighten an old combine as well or better than wax with a lot less effort. With so many nooks and crannies on a combine a wax job gets monotonous in a hurry. Mike



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jm42

12-18-2012 16:11:00




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 Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? in reply to Mike Aylward, 12-17-2012 19:26:41  
Mike, My uncle from Hindman Kentucky taught me that trick about 40 years ago, I still call it Kentucky wax and it works great.



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NEKS

12-17-2012 19:10:14




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 Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? in reply to New2restore, 12-17-2012 12:20:10  
Would like to see a picture of it. First combine I ever run was 1954 JD 55 combine. As a 17 year old kid I was king of the hill when running that thing.



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