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Antique Tractor Paint and Bodywork

Re: Big Problems with OEM JD Paint

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Cockbird_Hunter

10-23-2012 04:01:05
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How much sun (UV) exposure has your OEM paint been subjected to in those five (5) years? I would guess it is minimal with the vehicle spending much time in a shed away from sunlight

Experiments I have conducted have proven otherwise...Alkyd Enamel chemistry based paint has poor uv sunlight resistance & fades significantly with UV exposure.....

Why one would go through the extreme efforts of sandblasting/preparation required to properly prepare a vehicle for paint & use a low quality paint is beyond me.....I suppose it is a cost issue....If that is the case, I would skimp on the tires.

Overall, it is the restorer"s vehicle end use as a goal in paint choice.

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Thesmoothedeere

10-23-2012 15:23:47
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 Re: Big Problems with OEM JD Paint in reply to Cockbird_Hunter, 10-23-2012 04:01:05  
Didn't have the equipment to spray the nasty stuff. And yes if you get a good coat of wax on it and keep them outta sunlight they will shine for years.



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