Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Hub Caps

rusty hubcaps

  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 MH81 OFFLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,269 Thanks
  • 28,607 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted February 20, 2012 - 12:43 AM

Last fall, i picked up a bunch of parts for a MF12. These in combination with the Scrap Massey should be enough to eventually put one together that looks a little better than ugly.

In the pile were a set of hub caps that looked like they were on the loser at the smash up derby & then put in a bucket of salt water. Nasty rust, pitted, chrome mostly gone. They were either going to be unsafe frisbees or an experiment or two.
Rusty Hubcaps.jpg Rusty Hubcaps2.jpg


I put them in the e-bath one at a time, sanded, primered, decided that i should at least beat out the worst of the dents. When it was all done, they are more grey than silver. The "Chrome" paint is more like aluminum and I can't seem to find a clear coat that won't turn it to junk. They were unprotected (following a recoat) and I decided that a little wax might be the answer... an hour later they are all metalic grey. Grrrr. Oh well, I had nothing to lose, they are at least passable. If I ever decide to try something different, The aluminum paint shouldn't come off to hard.

GEDC2179.JPG GEDC2181.JPG

#2 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

wvbuzzmaster

    Squeaky Wheel

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1792
  • 4,492 Thanks
  • 7,341 posts
  • Location: West Virginia

Posted February 20, 2012 - 12:47 AM

Wow Alan, those turned out great. Go put them on the Scrap Massey and see what they look like lol.
  • MH81 said thank you

#3 MH81 OFFLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,269 Thanks
  • 28,607 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted February 20, 2012 - 01:05 AM

Wow Alan, those turned out great. Go put them on the Scrap Massey and see what they look like lol.


Thanks, they are definitely better, but they have that "Far Away" look. As in the further you are from them, the better they look.

#4 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

wvbuzzmaster

    Squeaky Wheel

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1792
  • 4,492 Thanks
  • 7,341 posts
  • Location: West Virginia

Posted February 20, 2012 - 01:08 AM

I have whole tractors like that. :bigrofl: :bigrofl:

#5 chris m OFFLINE  

chris m

    Tractorholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8148
  • 3,277 Thanks
  • 4,033 posts
  • Location: Charlestown,Rhode Island

Posted February 20, 2012 - 01:54 AM

They did come out great though! huge improvement!
  • MH81 said thank you

#6 chris m OFFLINE  

chris m

    Tractorholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8148
  • 3,277 Thanks
  • 4,033 posts
  • Location: Charlestown,Rhode Island

Posted February 20, 2012 - 01:54 AM

I have whole tractors like that. :bigrofl: :bigrofl:

LOL Casey!!!

#7 mjodrey OFFLINE  

mjodrey

    Accumulator

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 92
  • 2,343 Thanks
  • 13,481 posts
  • Location: Upper Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted February 20, 2012 - 05:19 AM

Alan ,those look great. :thumbs: You can't tell from the photo that that is only chrome paint.
  • MH81 said thank you

#8 KennyP OFFLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,415 Thanks
  • 39,663 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted February 20, 2012 - 06:47 AM

They do look much better. Wonder if you could strip the paint and use this:
http://gardentractor...in-your-own-r63
Might turn out pretty good.
  • MH81 said thank you

#9 mac102004 ONLINE  

mac102004

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1420
  • 225 Thanks
  • 337 posts
  • Location: Cape Breton, NS

Posted February 20, 2012 - 07:07 AM

did anyone here grab the sets on ebay?

#10 MH81 OFFLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,269 Thanks
  • 28,607 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted February 20, 2012 - 07:59 AM

Kenny, I thought about it, but they are so pitted, I don't think it would've been worth the expense.

#11 tinner OFFLINE  

tinner

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 961
  • 502 Thanks
  • 1,561 posts
  • Location: 20 Miles East Of Ding Dong, Texas

Posted February 20, 2012 - 05:06 PM

Thanks, they are definitely better, but they have that "Far Away" look. As in the further you are from them, the better they look.


I know how they feel, the older I get the further away the beholder must be. Those do look good.
  • MH81 said thank you

#12 ckjakline OFFLINE  

ckjakline

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 6073
  • 1,080 Thanks
  • 1,093 posts
  • Location: Lititz,Pa

Posted February 20, 2012 - 06:14 PM

did anyone here grab the sets on ebay?


They were to rich for my blood

#13 caseguy OFFLINE  

caseguy

    Connoisseur of Rusty Junk

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 906
  • 1,624 Thanks
  • 5,600 posts
  • Location: Edinburg, PA

Posted February 20, 2012 - 06:40 PM

...If I ever decide to try something different, The aluminum paint shouldn't come off to hard.


Yeah, all you'll have to do is shoot some clear coat over them! :bigrofl:

Sorry, I had to do it. They look pretty good to me! Nice job!

You could always get one of those Nickel plating kits like Dan has too!
  • MH81 said thank you

#14 DH1 OFFLINE  

DH1

    Electric Tractors

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 62
  • 4,587 Thanks
  • 5,295 posts
  • Location: Markham Ontario Canada

Posted February 20, 2012 - 06:46 PM

MH81, Alan, I'd say they turned out good, they don't have to be perfect, remember there 40yrs old or so.

Edited by DH1, February 20, 2012 - 07:17 PM.

  • MH81 said thank you

#15 daytime dave OFFLINE  

daytime dave

    Live long and prosper

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 531
  • 4,485 Thanks
  • 6,353 posts
  • Location: Upstate NY

Posted February 20, 2012 - 06:47 PM

Alan, they are a huge improvement from where they were. They look good in the photos.
  • MH81 said thank you




Top