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Antique Tractor Paint and Bodywork

What to put on original paint to preserve?

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Jdtractorman123

04-05-2014 20:46:06
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I have this nice 430 standard that is as original I have ever owned. I bought from the man that bought it new and have all the paperwork. I want to keep the paint original and know that some people put a clear coat on there tractors. What would look the best for this tractor a flat clear or a satin or is there something else I should use to keep it from aging anymore?

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Brian Schmidt

04-24-2014 18:56:42
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Jdtractorman123, 04-05-2014 20:46:06  
Go to your Deere dealer and get Fluid Film. It is great stuff for preserving this kind of tractor.



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super trucker

04-26-2014 06:00:25
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Brian Schmidt, 04-24-2014 18:56:42  
This is my vote. I like fluid film for preserving the original look.



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super trucker

04-25-2014 17:13:36
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Brian Schmidt, 04-24-2014 18:56:42  
This is my vote. I like fluid film for preserving the original look.



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Ron Grother

04-23-2014 14:57:59
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Jdtractorman123, 04-05-2014 20:46:06  
put a coat of clear coat on it



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dr sportster

04-20-2014 09:34:27
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Jdtractorman123, 04-05-2014 20:46:06  
I see the company Eastwood [car rstoration supplies ] has a paint called Patina Preserver. Maybe that is what you want. Google Eastwood.



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gcnehring

04-11-2014 07:41:35
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Jdtractorman123, 04-05-2014 20:46:06  
Have you thought about Dakota Shine?



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Mike M

04-11-2014 04:55:59
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Jdtractorman123, 04-05-2014 20:46:06  
What about linseed oil ? doesn't the boiled type dry ?



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FBH44

04-11-2014 04:47:16
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Jdtractorman123, 04-05-2014 20:46:06  
I agree with leaving it alone. My opinion, if you spray on fuel, it'll look like what's under that gas cap right now.



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showcrop

04-11-2014 05:27:29
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to FBH44, 04-11-2014 04:47:16  
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I didn't suggest driving it closer to the pressure washer either??



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Notjustair

04-07-2014 07:51:57
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Jdtractorman123, 04-05-2014 20:46:06  
Rub it down once a year with kerosene or diesel. It will look sharp. The spots that have been covered with oil or grease for years look nice under the dirt - just do the whole thing. If it were me I would put it in a squirt bottle and squirt it down. Let it drip off in the driveway.



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rustyfarmall

04-07-2014 07:16:01
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Jdtractorman123, 04-05-2014 20:46:06  
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I would be tempted to give it a liberal coating of something like P.B.Blaster or maybe WD-40, and then wipe it down with some shop towels. A lot of that rust and dirt will come off on the rags, but whatever is left will have somewhat of a gloss to it. Might want to give it a good power washing first. Some of the dull appearance might be just dirt.

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B-maniac

04-06-2014 18:57:36
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Jdtractorman123, 04-05-2014 20:46:06  
just keep it inside and dry. Anything you put over it will either make it look "fake" or in the case of flat clear, will fall off. If you choose to keep it original then it won't look the way it does now after squirting it down with anything.



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showcrop

04-06-2014 18:16:08
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Jdtractorman123, 04-05-2014 20:46:06  
I agree that it is too far gone, but it would cost you only a buck or so to give it a coat of fuel and just try it for awhile and see how you like it.



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Stephen Newell

04-06-2014 16:43:10
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Jdtractorman123, 04-05-2014 20:46:06  
The problem is it's too late to keep the original paint. There is more rust than paint now. If you start clear coating what is left the metal will continue to rust under the paint and lift any clear coat you put on it. The best thing you could do for the tractor is to take it down to bare metal and repaint it to the color it once was when it was new. If you didn't want to do that I would thoroughly clean the tractor and frequently wax was is left.

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Jdtractorman123

04-06-2014 17:08:44
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Stephen Newell, 04-06-2014 16:43:10  
Thanks. I have seen some original tractors with something over the original paint that looks wet. I have also heard of people mixing some concoction of diesel fuel and spray it but I don't think that's the way I would go. These tractors bring as much and more than one repainted in a lot of cases.
Thanks,
Shawn



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Stephen Newell

04-09-2014 18:11:35
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Jdtractorman123, 04-06-2014 17:08:44  
If you really want to leave the original paint, all I would do is rub it down with rubbing compound and put an automotive wax on it. At least it wouldn't look fake or trap rusting metal under a clear.



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dr sportster

04-06-2014 05:49:23
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to Jdtractorman123, 04-05-2014 20:46:06  
It is called a new paint job.Patina is for bronze statues.



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dr sportster

04-06-2014 05:51:16
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 Re: What to put on original paint to preserve? in reply to dr sportster, 04-06-2014 05:49:23  
Yet if your tractor was at a show I would spend more time staring at it than a shiny one. Strange.



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