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Re: Tractor Paint Recomendation

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04-14-2013 14:47:02

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Well I guess I'll chime in here and get you some guide lines at least. First of all , your biggest problem will be all the rust you elude to. Forget the wire brushes etc , if you want this to last even a few years you need to get rid of the rust. Blasting is the best option for what you are dealing with. Primer doesn't stop rust that's allready rthere. I am also assuming that the pits that are there after removing the rust are not an issue ? or are they? If not then blast it and use 2 component epoxy primer and shoot it with whatever paint type your pocket book will stand. If you don't intend to fix the pits then you may want to opt for a semi-gloss or even flat finish. A glossy finish will make it look like crap. A low quallity synthetic enamel will eventually be flat anyway but not in a uniform way. Forget the hardners , you don't need them for what you are asking for. Bottom line is prep it right and prime it with the good stuff and paint with whatever you can afford.. Now if you change your mind and want it to look new then there will be a whole lot more to it in time and dollars but we can get you there also.
Probably 2 gal since yellow usually doesn't cover well at all. Forget the online paint purchase in my opinion.

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04-15-2013 06:39:26

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 Re: Tractor Paint Recomendation in reply to B-maniac, 04-14-2013 14:47:02  
Hey There, Thank you very much for your input. The only parts that are really deeply rusty (I am a merchant mariner, my rust scale might be different as rust is a way of life here) is the sheet metal. With regards to that, I was entertaining have a local body shop blast those parts (hood, fenders, gauge console)

The rest of the cast parts I'm pretty sure I can get good enough for my goal.

To be honest, that cast parts are probably more chipped paint and grease than anything. The sheet metal looks awful.

thank you so much for your help though... any thoughts on a good paint manufacturer? We use PPG on the ship, not sure where I can get that at home though.

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04-15-2013 17:33:19

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 Re: Tractor Paint Recomendation in reply to mf40inme, 04-15-2013 06:39:26  
I've used PPG on everything since 1986. Should be available almost anywhere in US.

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