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Antique Tractor Paint and Bodywork

Re: implement paint

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Stephen Newell

12-22-2012 07:00:00
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I went that route with Sherwin Williams trying to find a code for tractor paint and they don't have any database for tractor paint. The easiest thing to do is make a sample with rattle can paint and have them computer match it. The site listed below seems to have info on what Sher-Kem is but it is in PDF and my computer doesn't do PDF. The stuff may be a modified alkyd but I'm sold enough to give it a try for implements.

www.paintdocs.com/webmsds/webPDF.jsp?SITEID...lang...

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kylemorley

12-23-2012 08:07:29
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 Re: implement paint in reply to Stephen Newell, 12-22-2012 07:00:00  
I don't mean to denigrate urethane-modified alkyds They may not be real urethanes, but they are apparently better than regular alkyds, although I am finding it hard to quantify just how much better. They seem like they may be the answer to the quest for something offering better performance than alkyd at a not-insane price. The DTM capability is a nice bonus - I've got access to a 20HP/5000psi pressure washer that does a wicked job on flaking paint and rust so I am hoping that using the washer then one of these paints could make a quick cost-effective two-step solution to painting machinery where getting a protective layer of paint on is more important than making a lovely job of it.
BTW I was in the local TSC yesterday and they had the last of the closeout Valspar Tractor and Implement paint - 5 one gallon cans marked at $7 each! - alas, it was all gloss white, prbably a good thing otherwise I might be tempted to use the stuff.

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Stephen Newell

12-24-2012 04:52:44
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 Re: implement paint in reply to kylemorley, 12-23-2012 08:07:29  
I really don't know what Sher-Kem is. I'm having a lot of trouble finding out specifically what kind of enamel it is. I've run across quite a few different people talking about painting their cars with it. This is encouraging. I don't think that many people would paint a car with an alkyd. I posted my query on another forum where there is a guy that is a second generation finisher with almost 50 years experience. If there is anyone that can figure it out he can.

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