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Which Shade Of "ford Blue" Was Used On The Lgt Tractors?


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#1 Tennblue59 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 01:57 AM

Once I get started on the cleanup, I need to do some touchup and rust repair on the LGT165, so will be headed to the auto paint store ($$$) to pick up some paint.

As I have said before, I'm new to the world of Blue tractors! IIR, there were seveal different versions of "ford blue." (For example, there were at least 2 different John Deere green's over the years...). Does anybody know what the "official" color/shade was for these tractors?

I usually use Nason brand industrial 2 part paint for equipment, and they are pretty good at mixing to match factory specs, but I need to know which specs to use...

I don't want to use a rattle can paint. I like the durability of a paint with hardner added. Depending on the condition of the existing paint and damage, I may just respray the entire thing.

Thanks in advance!

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 02:24 AM

Ford #205 blue I am pretty sure this is accurate...let one of the gurus respond...

Edited by NutCASE, March 09, 2012 - 02:38 AM.


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Posted March 09, 2012 - 04:03 AM

I'm no guru on the paint. I just used Ford engine Blue, wasn't any decent paint left for matching to.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 05:08 AM

I could be wrong,but during the '70's,I think Ford only had one tractor blue.
I have a can of it at the shop.I'll go look for it after a bit.

Edited by mjodrey, March 09, 2012 - 05:10 AM.


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Posted March 09, 2012 - 08:19 AM

i use Ford Blue from Tractor Supply with hardener and am very pleased with the resilts.I have a big Ford tractor the I painted Red 5 years ago and it still look nice.

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 02:47 PM

I found some paperwork when the previous owner of our 195 had it painted. He used a "bermuda blue".

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 09:59 PM

I found some paperwork when the previous owner of our 195 had it painted. He used a "bermuda blue".


Michelle, how close is it to the Tractor Supply Blue, the thing with names is they end up with so many different formulations...

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Just a follow-up on this. Finally got to the paint store a few days ago with my faded paint sample in hand. As a reminder, I am looking for auto quality paint (with hardener) not a rattle can paint.

According to Dupont paints, "Ford Tractor" blue (they only list one) isn't the right color for us LGT fans. It is a much darker color. As I said, the piece I brought was a little faded, but it looks like the 205 (actually 5205 for Dopont's color charts) is the correct match. FYI, there are about 10 different "Ford blue" colors listed!

Weather permitting, I am gonna start cleaning the 165 up next week, and will post some pics as I go and as it gets painted...

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 05:42 PM

seems to me that the darker blue is New Holland blue.....I just use TremClad medium blue...but, I am not real fussy...probably cant get it down there,

This tractor is original paint, I painted the mower to match...its pretty close

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 05:48 PM

I didn't get fussy at all and used Ford Engine Blue in the cans for mine. Looked close enough for me!

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 10:55 AM

BTW Tractor supply also has Ford blue in quarts that you must add hardener to. Tractor supply does have 'rattle cans' but, that isn't all...

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Posted April 23, 2012 - 12:26 PM

The quarts that you can buy and use look good as I have my 100 painted with it, but the rattle can of Ford Blue does not come close to matching it. I have paint left over and mix and spray for touch up. The Ford Red & Gray rattle cans match ok.




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