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Antique Tractor Paint and Bodywork

Painting questions.

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Fullers Farmalls

07-29-2012 14:06:36
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I'm sure its been covered but I am going to get paint this week to paint it. I have it pretty much clean and am close to getting it to paint. Where do you guys recommend to get paint? I'm on a budget, and I don't want a show room piece. I have heard mixed about TSC paint but I might be using their stop rust primer. I need to get it for a Super M. Thanks in advance.




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sflem849

07-30-2012 06:28:27
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 Re: Painting questions. in reply to Fullers Farmalls, 07-29-2012 14:06:36  
Dealer paint is pretty decent compared to farm store paint. I would NEVER go through the work to fix up a tractor and then paint it with farm store paint. Epoxy primer...Gordo and CNKS do some SERIOUS surface prep and it sounds like you are doing a scuff and shoot. Not as critical in that type of application.



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CNKS

07-30-2012 06:05:50
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 Re: Painting questions. in reply to Fullers Farmalls, 07-29-2012 14:06:36  
Epoxy primer is the best primer. Alkyd enamel is the worst paint. IH 2150 is an "acrylic modified" alkyd enamel, meaning it has UV inhibitors in it. It is a few steps above the straight alkyd enamel.



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Stephen Newell

07-30-2012 05:43:42
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 Re: Painting questions. in reply to Fullers Farmalls, 07-29-2012 14:06:36  
I would use automotive paints however if you need to save money I wouldn't use tractor supply paint. I would buy a can of rattle can paint and make color samples and go to a major paint company like Sherwin Williams and get their best alkyd enamel. They can computer match any color.



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oleclint

07-29-2012 21:12:54
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 Re: Painting questions. in reply to Fullers Farmalls, 07-29-2012 14:06:36  
I would like to hear other ideas on using John Deere "buff primer" under I H 2150. Maybe I got lucky , but have had very good luck going that way with that combination. My sheet metal was rusty , cup brushed it good , then used the J D primer . That was several yrs. ago , still looks very good and shiny. clint



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GordoSD

07-29-2012 17:52:05
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 Re: Painting questions. in reply to Fullers Farmalls, 07-29-2012 14:06:36  
Grt your primer, EPOXY, from a body shop supplystore. A little more but the primer is the heart of a paint job. Then go ahead and use the modifgied acrylic enamel from IH, 2150 with hardener you get from that body shop store. Not a lot, 8:1. Use a good mask, paint outdoors , and paint downwind, early in the morning and wet the floor, driveway or plastic, down before you start.



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kevinj54

07-29-2012 14:32:51
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 Re: Painting questions. in reply to XL CID A, 07-29-2012 14:06:36  
I used case ih 2150 red & their primer on my M

It will take most of a gallon of primer and at least 5 quarts of red.



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