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Re: Ideas on painting 494A packerwheels

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02-19-2013 17:44:31

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I restored a 494A not to long ago, you have two options, you can use blue painters tape for all the tire including the inside just use little strips and use a bare razor blade to trim along the edge. Or you can do want I did, tape the outside and carefully put plenty of rubber cement (craft/school supply type) on the inside part. Let the rubber cement dry, paint, when paint is dry just rub off the rubber cement, revealing the plain rubber underneath.

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John B.

02-19-2013 18:21:01

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 Re: Ideas on painting 494A packerwheels in reply to Oliver662011, 02-19-2013 17:44:31  
I have made many two rows out of the old JD 494A's & 694A Planters the last 6 years. I bought 14 planters one year and made them into two row planters. I never really worried about the rubber on the inside of the press wheels. I did rub off any over spray that may have gotten on the outer edge of the rubber.

If you're worried about the paint on the rubber you can use plumbers grease. It's easy to brush on and washes off with a water hose.

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02-19-2013 18:20:25

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 Re: Ideas on painting 494A packerwheels in reply to Oliver662011, 02-19-2013 17:44:31  
oh i never thought about rubber cement that might work i suppose walmart would have some ?

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