|Mandy74 said: (quoted from post at 08:56:17 04/30/13) I have read the archive articles about which paint to use on JD 50 tractor. Whether it be a John Deere or Valspar paint, but no one really answered which is the best paint to use on a John Deere 50? I am located in MO and had several people tell me paint from Orschelen but I want quality. I want to paint my tractor once not every 5 years. The tractor will be kept inside. Please an suggestions would be appreciated.|
Thanks for you time!
Between the two you mentioned use the stuff from John Deere.
The stuff from your local John Deere dealer is not bad paint however it will not perform like a urethane. It all depends on how much you want to spend, painting experience, and saftey equipment you have. Lastly how much its going to be outside in the sun and elements.
Here are pictures of a tractor I did in 2007 on my farm. This is working tractor with jobs of spraying crops, cutting hay, baling hay and running a grain vac in the winter a bit. It sits out side most of the time from say May to October and is stored inside for the winter months.
The one pic is when it was painted in winter of 2007 next is summer of 2011. Its had no polishing or waxing and has been washed very little like twice a year. Right now I have it in the shop to fix a pto cable and I'm going to give its first power polish/buff to bring the shine out on the hood again after 6 summers of use. Summer of 2013 will be the 7th summer. I'll take some before and after pics. when I polish it.
I used CIH a paint with no hardner. I sanded all the sheet metal (everything white) and wire brushed the Orange and silver(rims) parts. The white and silver are ok still but the orange has faded some. Cast/engine and frame parts are hard to polish unlike the sheet metal and steel parts.
This was my second full tractor paint job. The first one was an old Massey 90 which was a lot of work but it came out quite nice. For that I again used dealer paint from MF.
If I was to do another one now I think I'd go to a urethane coating if I planned on keeping it for a long time and depending on the color. Urethane's though require hardner's which are dangerous. My tractor is white which is probably the best tractor to paint if you're using enamel. If it was a red tractor It would have needed more polishing to keep it looking nice. Good expample would be my balers. I have some NH square balers (red) that were new in 2006 and they have lost most of their shine especially on top but haven't lost their color too much. I power polished one and its shine and color came back real nice with little effort. [/img]
This post was edited by Chase_99 at 20:51:25 04/30/13 3 times.