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Re: Can I paint over old paint?

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06-14-2013 11:33:00

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I painted the trans and engine of a case 970 built in 1974 several years ago and all I did is degrease it good, wire brush anything thing that was rusty and then painted it with CIH paint. Its still fine though faded a bit. I think that old paint if its not rusty is baked/stuck on there pretty good. But if this would have been say on truck or something that sees road salt and harsh condtions ... it probably wouldn't have stood up well. Tractors (at least mine) don't see that kind of abuse just dirt and ... grease!
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06-14-2013 12:27:18

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 Re: Can I paint over old paint? in reply to Chase_99, 06-14-2013 11:33:00  
Thanks Chase. I think I saw a picture of your tractor when I was digging through the forum. I couldn't really see any fades in the paint though? I thought it looked like new! Mine just has grease, oil, and dirt too (mainly by the hyd remotes). I guess I will play it by year and see where this goes. Just like you said, I think the original paint is on there pretty good and I dont know if I trust my ability to seal it like they can at the factory. As soon as I get the rattle can cab off of there and remove the floor plate, I will be better able to see if the paint that is covering the cast pieces now is the original or if it was a quick spray before sale type of deal. Reguardless of what happens to the cast, I will take the sheet metal and side rails down to bare as there are multiple dings and nicks in that. Anyway, thanks for the input!

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06-14-2013 15:15:46

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 Re: Can I paint over old paint? in reply to Josh4520, 06-14-2013 12:27:18  
If its your first tractor paint job then for sure use the paint from your local JD dealer. It will be the correct match and is easy to use. I've painted several things over the years on the farm. The first tractor tear down and paint I did was a 1966 MF super 90 and man was it in rough shape when I started!!! I pressure washed.... degreased... presure washed and washed with varsol and so forth till I got it clean. It was terrible but it came out pretty good. Sheet metal I just sanded by hand, no sandblasting. I used MF paint from the dealer for the engine, pannels and rims. That loader was called robin so at the time I went to my local auto store and bought a quart of automotive paint that was a close match. I don't even remember what kind of paint it was anymore it likely was an acrylic enamel paint with out hardner. It sprayed on real nice I recall and I had just a mickey mouse spray gun at the time. That tractor I sold right after I painted it. I did a Case 970 paint job and that was a lot of work too. Its a working tractor and gets used on the farm still. Looks ok but I see lots of flaws in my paint job up closer!

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06-15-2013 20:34:33

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 Re: Can I paint over old paint? in reply to Chase_99, 06-14-2013 15:15:46  
Well Chase.....I must not be too picky because those look nice!! If my 4520 turns out that nice.....I'll be happy!! Thanks again!!

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