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#1 Jkrogers OFFLINE  

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 04:53 PM

Hey guys. Thought I would paint some of the tins on my 129 to see what combination of paint and primers work best. The tractor has pretty good paint but there are scratches to the metal that are rusty. What are the best steps to take to get a good looking paint job that will not peal in a couple of years? Also, my compressor is not big enough to use a sprayer so I will be using spray cans.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 07:14 PM

I use spray primer under all my paint, and never have had any paint peel. I used to use the cheap gray primer from Walmart for $1/can, but they discontinued it, so now I'm using this:

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 08:30 PM

Should I use a filler primer? Do I seal existing paint first then filler primer then primer followed by paint?

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 08:38 PM

I use spot putty in all scratches & pits. I get these spots sanded smooth, then block sand all the paint, followed by a complete cover of primer. Once cured, I wet sand with a scotchbrite fine pad. Then paint. This primer I showed is a sandable, filler type primer.
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Posted January 23, 2012 - 06:17 PM

I also use the same primer and finishing process olcowhand uses and works out great.

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Posted January 23, 2012 - 09:16 PM

I also use the same primer and finishing process olcowhand uses and works out great.


Thanks! Sand off rust-spot putty-sand smooth-primer-paint?

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Posted January 23, 2012 - 09:59 PM

Thanks! Sand off rust-spot putty-sand smooth-primer-paint?


Sand off rust,-spot putty,-sand smooth,-primer,-(scotchbrite smooth), then paint.
On final sandings I do "wet sanding" with water, on the last sandpaper sanding, and wet scotchbrite. The water keeps the sandpaper & scotchbrite from clogging, plus gives a much smoother scratch free finish.
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Posted January 23, 2012 - 10:09 PM

Thanks. I have it and look forward to giving it a try.




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