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Re: PPG Omni AU or just go with oem Iron Gard paint

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So i have decided on the Omni AU MBC paint. What steps should i take to clean the tractor and what primer do you recommed? Seems like the etching primers are liked by many.
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10-02-2012 18:10:40

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 Re: PPG Omni AU or just go with oem Iron Gard paint in reply to FordManiac, 10-02-2012 13:37:31  
for your base primer use the mp 170 in the ppg line. it is a 2k epoxy primer that will go over bare metal with good results. use a ppg 2k surfacer as your fill primer that you will be sanding. for pre prep, pressure wash to degrease, using a wire brush and scrapers to get all the grease, dirt and oil off. some guys use oven cleaner. it will strip off paint, but it takes elbow grease. you need to get down to bare metal. sand blast, soda blast, wire wheel, 3m stripper wheels, ect. before priming clean with a pre-cleano type prep, you can load an old spray gun with it and turn the air pattern way down so it shoots a spot, and wash with that. keep all products containing silicone well away from the tractor. any small amount will cause fisheyes in the paint. here is a link to some mp 170 specs

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10-04-2012 17:08:07

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 Re: PPG Omni AU or just go with oem Iron Gard paint in reply to glennster, 10-02-2012 18:10:40  
Hello glennster. I had to change from Omni to ppg Delfleet essentials due to color matching problems. Im going to follow your advice above. So i also need the fresh air suit you mentioned in your earlier post. What is the most cost effective option while meeting the safety requirements?
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