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Old 07-18-2014, 06:29 PM
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How much time/painting old farm tractor!

Im painting my old farm tractor. My original plan was/is too do a rush job spending 8 to 10 hours.

So I got my paint yesterday and spent a little over 100$. Then today I want to the graphics shop to see if they can reproduce the stickers, they can for 40$ so I said make some up.

So Im going too be close to 200$ and Im thinking that it might be worth the effort to do a real nice job. Im figuring close too 30 hours.

SO is it worth the time? The money is already spent.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:53 PM
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Do you use the tractor? You can do a pretty quick job that looks good for a tractor that's used. Up here metal gets so pitted on old tractors its not worth doing a fancy job because it will never look great.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:08 PM
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Do you use the tractor? You can do a pretty quick job that looks good for a tractor that's used. Up here metal gets so pitted on old tractors its not worth doing a fancy job because it will never look great.
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I use it, and yes theres a lot of pits, the only way to do a first class job is to strip it down to bear metal and coat it with about 3 coats of primer, wet sand and paint. Its a strong tractor and if I didn't have so many projects right now I would do the real nice job.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:42 PM
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Ugh... I got about $500 worth of paint/primer in a '49 FA Cub I re-did a couple years ago, and about $650 in a '51 M.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:52 PM
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Ugh... I got about $500 worth of paint/primer in a '49 FA Cub I re-did a couple years ago, and about $650 in a '51 M.
This is what I got.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...-gal-ford-blue

I spent a little over 100$, got a quart of white, reducer and hardner.

Im only painting the sheet metal, engine and gear box can just be touched up.

Im leaning towards a fast job.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:12 PM
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I've always used Sherwin Williams.... I can get a good deal on the paint because we mow for a Federated Auto Parts store, but he can't give much of a discount on the hardener, reducer, primer, all that other "needed" crap.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:36 PM
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I've always used Sherwin Williams.... I can get a good deal on the paint because we mow for a Federated Auto Parts store, but he can't give much of a discount on the hardener, reducer, primer, all that other "needed" crap.
Im positive that would be a lot better, but I think SW industrial paint is
about 80$ a gallon. Our local Sherwin Williams doesn't know anything about paint.

I have bought a lot of automotive paint from paintforcars.com.

Back in the day I alaways went to NAPA and bought Martin Senor, it was good paint for the $$$$, but NAPAs around here don't mix paint anymore.

Im a little worried how well this 30$ paint is going to go throught the gun, I did buy extra reducer.

Oh well its a work machine and the biggest thing is to keep the rust off it.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:00 PM
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I use it, and yes theres a lot of pits, the only way to do a first class job is to strip it down to bear metal and coat it with about 3 coats of primer, wet sand and paint. Its a strong tractor and if I didn't have so many projects right now I would do the real nice job.
Bet this is where you end up going. Slippery slope,
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:08 PM
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I use it, and yes theres a lot of pits, the only way to do a first class job is to strip it down to bear metal and coat it with about 3 coats of primer, wet sand and paint. Its a strong tractor and if I didn't have so many projects right now I would do the real nice job.
Bet this is where you end up going. Slippery slope,
Reminds me of Yoda's advice to Luke about the dark side.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:12 PM
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Bet this is where you end up going. Slippery slope,
Reminds me of Yoda's advice to Luke about the dark side.
The Tractor is Blue man, Blue.
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