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Correct colour Green

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JGC

12-16-2013 04:15:40
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What is the correct green colour for a 1947 "B" and a 1938 "D" ????

A friend of mine bought a "restored" 1947 "B".
The green paint used is darker than both of the green paints that JD sells today.

There are colour number systems that very accurately identify exact colours!
I would like the "colour number" if available to make sure that we get the correct green colour.

Someone told me yesterday that JD has used 27 different green colours in it"s history.
Is this true???


Regards,
JGC

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Jason S.

12-16-2013 17:47:23
174.237.37.230



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 Re: Correct colour Green in reply to JGC, 12-16-2013 04:15:40  
I work for Deere and can tell you that there have been 5 greens and 7 yellows down thru the years. That came straight from a guy that retired from our plant this past year and was over the paint facilities in both Moline and Waterloo. Some of the variances in the colors you will see is when the switch paint suppliers...when they removed the lead...etc.. I can tell you that all of Deeres tractors that have been restored and are on display are painted with the current green that is used today. Not the classic green,but it"s your tractor and use the green that you like.

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1949ABG

12-16-2013 15:46:25
208.126.169.120



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 Re: Correct colour Green in reply to JGC, 12-16-2013 04:15:40  
Only way to get the actual "right" color is to check with a Dupont or Sherwin Williams paint dealer.

My oldest son's best friend works for Sherwin Williams, and they have multiple paint mix codes for the old two cylinders depending on model and year.



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BushogPapa

12-16-2013 12:39:38
173.88.50.145



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 Re: Correct colour Green in reply to JGC, 12-16-2013 04:15:40  
We had 2 1952 Late Styled JD "B" tractors and one was definitely a darker green than the other. Both were bought at the same time and were never re-painted until 3 years ago..

Always wondered which was considered the "Correct" green..

I thought the darker one was proper..and was darker than "Classic Green"..

Ron.



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Harvey2

12-16-2013 09:22:33
74.138.175.233



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 Re: Correct colour Green in reply to JGC, 12-16-2013 04:15:40  
Why don't you break away from tradition? Paint it red, white, and blue. That vill drive the Correct Critics mad.



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Mike M

12-16-2013 08:12:03
24.140.0.120



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 Re: Correct colour Green in reply to JGC, 12-16-2013 04:15:40  
I painted several tractors from the late 70's to the early to mid 90's all with John Deere paint and before "classic" was available. I can tell you for sure that JD changed their color several times thru those years. We also have a 750 compact and I could not get an exact matching paint for it from Deere for touching it up.



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Wilamayb

12-16-2013 17:38:29
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 Re: Correct colour Green in reply to Mike M, 12-16-2013 08:12:03  
Mike, I too have noticed that the Yanmar built tractors age to a different color than the Waterloo built tractors. The Yanmar green changes to a blue/green color.



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Mike Aylward

12-16-2013 08:06:51
209.152.135.126



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 Re: Correct colour Green in reply to JGC, 12-16-2013 04:15:40  
Here we go again. "Classic Green" is nothing more than a marketing ploy designed to sell more paint. This was told to me directly by a John Deere merchandise advisor at Parts School several years ago when I was a parts manager at a John Deere dealer. Long story short, there never was a "Classic Green" used on ANY John Deere equipment. It is designed to look a little old when it is applied. It was never used as a factory color at any time. Never. Mike

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clampdaddy

12-16-2013 19:59:37
50.8.151.226



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 Re: Correct colour Green in reply to Mike Aylward, 12-16-2013 08:06:51  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

My dad painted his MT with that "classic green". It looked good for a year or two but then it took on that dull chalky look of an old original paint job on a well kept tractor. Dad likes it that way, I would've been mad if it were mine.



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D-

12-16-2013 09:22:49
166.137.12.109



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 Re: Correct colour Green in reply to Mike Aylward, 12-16-2013 08:06:51  
I was hoping you would respond. I remember your info from before but didn't remember who.
Seems to me our old A was darker than our 520.
In the nineties when fixing up 4020s and 4240s there was a slight difference between cans if they weren't the same lot.
I have some H's I'm going to paint. The first had just been painted w/urethane and was slick and shiny but was not prepped to suit me.
I got a couple of gallons of JD ag green then decided to do things "right" and got a gallon of classic. It seems to be to light so I'm going back to the ag green. I wanted them all to match in color.
Wish I had your info first. Also I use some spray cans to prepare smaller parts before assembly and final paint. I uas Rusteoleum, exact match for Deere's spray cans.
I think Valspar owns them as well as furnishing Deere's paint right now.

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JohnDeereJimOhio

12-16-2013 05:44:59
204.9.147.17



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 Re: Correct colour Green in reply to JGC, 12-16-2013 04:15:40  
Classic green in correct. However I know people that use the newer green as well. John Deere paint turns out very good for the price.



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Ben.So.Tex.

12-16-2013 05:14:20
107.28.158.158



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 Re: Correct colour Green in reply to JGC, 12-16-2013 04:15:40  
Get the Classic Green from your local John Deere Dealer then you have the real stuff



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rick deere

12-16-2013 07:32:48
64.233.141.114



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 Re: Correct colour Green in reply to Ben.So.Tex., 12-16-2013 05:14:20  
do not try clear coat on it, will turn milky.



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