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Antique Tractor Paint and Bodywork

Re: Painting an JD M

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Stephen Newell

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Yes it's a mistake to use rattle can paint. Think about how much work you've done in tearing the tractor down and prep it for paint. Rattle can paint is a substandard paint and will cause you to be back painting again in a couple of years. Also some rattle can paints and primers are lacquer based which is incompatible with your JD paint. Rust is hard to keep off a tractor and it is important to use a good epoxy primer for the paint job to last. The epoxy primer will give a very good moisture barrier to prevent rust. Even out of the weather unless kept in a climate controlled environment humidity and condensation will make the tractor rust again. Now the epoxy primer has it's problems. The one I use has a 72 hour window when it must be topcoated or it has to be scuffed with a scotch brite pad or a fresh coat of epoxy primer should be applied before topcoating.

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