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#1 TerryD OFFLINE  

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Posted April 11, 2012 - 02:33 PM

I rebuilt the spindles on my H048G deck and decided to sand and paint it while I had the spindles out. I picked up Valspars JD Yellow while at the farm store since it was the only yellow they had. The first coat leads me to believe this may be a different shade of yellow. Does anyone know what matches the 1976 yellow?

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Posted April 11, 2012 - 02:42 PM

Terry,

I have read in numerous places that the key to getting the yellow requires two key parts:
1. Use the red oxide primer like Deere originally used on its decks.
2. Two or more coats of yellow.

From what I can tell the primer is the more important of the two.

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Posted April 11, 2012 - 02:52 PM

Thanks Travis. I'll keep going then. I used metal etching primer on the spindles which is a silver/gray color, and reddish brown rust stop primer on the deck.

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Posted April 11, 2012 - 03:16 PM

I did a quick repaint of the Model 38 deck on the '66 110 and it took three or four coats for it to look right. I ended up using two cans to get the right look. I was not sure if that was because of the primer choice or brand of paint. I think it is a bit of both.

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Posted April 11, 2012 - 04:04 PM

The Valspar "Restoration Series" is the correct yellow! I doubt that there is a lot of difference between it & the regular Valspr. ~~ Lowell
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Posted April 12, 2012 - 12:18 AM

Thanks fella's. The Valspars I have says "Tractor & Implement". When I applied the first couple coats I thought they looked too bright, but now that they have dried somewhat they are getting darker. I'll just plan on doing at least 4 coats. When I started into this I was just going to replace the bearings. Then, I was just going to touch up the decks rusty spots. Now I've sanded with the DA, applied Bondo to what looks like a wrinkle in the top of the discharge and filled in the chute extension holes since I don't use it.

My wife thinks I'm nuts, she just looks and shakes her head.
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Posted April 12, 2012 - 09:50 PM

using a white primer the first coat of yellow is lighter or brighter yellow
using a brown / rust color primer the first coat yellow will be a darker yellow
using a black primer the first coat of yellow is darkest yellow

if you could get a yellow primer than the finish coat would closet the the yellow you want

the more finish coats of yellow the more truer yellow color is what you want or like to have
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Posted April 13, 2012 - 08:16 AM

John Deere Buff Primer is a yellow colored primer.
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Posted April 13, 2012 - 09:32 AM

John Deere Buff Primer is a yellow colored primer.


Mav, got a part number on that primer?

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Posted April 13, 2012 - 09:39 PM

Spray cans are TY25314

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Posted April 14, 2012 - 06:47 AM

I saw that primer at my local JD dealer recently. It's good to know what to use it on . Thanks for the info.

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Posted April 20, 2012 - 07:24 AM

Here we are 1 1/2 weeks later and I'm discovering that rattle can paint can not be rushed. It's driving me crazy to wait 48 - 72 hrs for this stuff to dry. Lowell was so right.

In retrospect I would have used a small hvlp gun and automotive paint w hardener. Thanks Lowell, I'm working on my patience!

Edited by TerryD, April 20, 2012 - 07:42 AM.


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Posted April 20, 2012 - 09:56 AM

I've found that you can apply several thin coats within a few minutes of each other , depending on drying conditions of course, and be done with it. That's what i try to do because the wrinkling thing is real frustrating.




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