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Posted May 07, 2012 - 10:22 AM

Looks great Lowell. I made the same decision on mine. Stripped it completely but it did not Zip along in any way. It took me many hours. What is Zip-Strip?

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Posted May 07, 2012 - 11:31 AM

Hi Lowell,


Looks like its coming along nice !! I have a question since I want to repaint my 332.

Are you using the Original formula Zip Strip or the Industrial formula and just how well does it work on the powder coat ??

Would you have any pictures as you went along in the striping process ?

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Mine was painted, not powder coat, came off pretty well, what was left came off with a coarse rag & lacquer thinner (my all round cleaner)!

Original Zip-Strip. Didn't think to take pictures of the process. Just painted the stripper on, let it bubble up, then scraped it off. Wiped what was left. ~~ Lowell

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Posted May 07, 2012 - 04:15 PM

Coated the underside of the fender-deck & inside of the engine side shields to day with Rustoleum "JD Green". Also primed the outsides with Rustoleum automotive light gray. Will use off the shelf JD Ag Green for the outside, may use a hardener if the weather lets me paint outside. Still need to prep the hood first though.

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Posted May 07, 2012 - 06:18 PM

Lowell, It is really going to look nice as all your projects do. Can't wait to see the completed tractor.

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 05:36 PM

Another ? Lowell,

What color primer did you use under the green?

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 09:16 PM

Another ? Lowell,

What color primer did you use under the green?

Thanks!
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Rustoleum automotive light gray. ~~ Lowell
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Posted May 10, 2012 - 08:07 AM

Have you ever tried the red primer? I have both and need to return one or the other.

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 10:18 AM

So Zip Strip is a chemical paint stripper. Seems that it would be way easier to use that then to strip it mechanically. Travis, I used Duplicolor dark grey primer on my fender deck. It seemed to work fine. I started out with a coat of Primer /filler then followed that with the dark grey. My fender deck was in much worse shape then Lowells and had some grinder marks where a PO had been at the paint. The primer/filler took care of a lot of the small marks.

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 06:34 PM

I use Rustoleum's "Rusty Metal" primer some on old iron, which is a red primer. Otherwise, I use the light gray almost exclusively. ~~ Lowell

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 08:09 PM

Looks good! That paint stripper looks like it works pretty good.

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Posted May 12, 2012 - 03:18 PM

Today was the day for wet sanding!

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The hood had two very small scratches to fill with primer:

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Then just a good de-glossing!

I'm sanding with 3M waffle pads, 320, then 400 grit:

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Hopefully, I can get these parts painted this week & get it put back together. First show June 3rd! ~~ Lowell

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Posted May 12, 2012 - 05:03 PM

That's looking good Lowell. I didn't paint my hood last year as it was the best part of the PO's awful paint job. It still needs to be done put since it can't rust I left it be. At some point it had been damaged on the front panel. From the inside it looks like a hole may have been patched and then roughly finished. There's a bit of a lump on the front panel. I'm not looking forward to trying to get that to look straight again. I've promised myself to wait for a well cared for tractor for my next purchase.

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Posted May 14, 2012 - 10:10 PM

How goes the next round of work, Lowell?

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 06:42 AM

How goes the next round of work, Lowell?


I plan to paint today, good temp, low wind! I'll be using off the shelf JD "Ag Green" w/ a hardener. ~~ Lowell

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 04:26 PM

Did my painting today! This was after the first of four coats of JD green w/hardener:

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