working restoration using powder coating instead of paint
Posted July 03, 2010 - 09:58 PM
I purchased my MF-14 last night ,it came with a working tiller and 48" deck both are MF
its all there and solid ,bought from a guy who owned it since 83 and always maintained and stored indoors
has a recent motor rebuild and hydros were just gone threw and checked out fine by a massey dealer(not on my dime)
it has AG tires on the corners ,
ok heres the working restoration part of it I own an operate my own powder coating business and I will be redoing everything metal on it
but I find red and grey boring and plain ,
what would you fellow MF owners think of candy red with metal flake for the red with a chrome or silver sparkle base and
chrome/silver for the grey and gloss black on the misc pieces and parts ,
I will add some pics after the 4th ,and will slowly be taring it down and doing parts as I go and will update pics as I go it will be slow going til the weather changes in the fall but I will have plenty done by then
I restore ALOT of john deeres for my customers but I like to be different and why I didnt choose a 214 or something along those lines or a case 444 ,
Im sure this will be a great thread about 2 months from now LOL
thanks for the welcome messages I received and for having me on your message boards
Posted July 03, 2010 - 10:02 PM
Now for my opinion I think candy red would look great. For the grey I really like the flint metallic grey that they came factory with, what about adding a little more metallic flake to it along with candy red instead of the Massey red?
When it comes time to repaint my Masseys I am going to be doing base coat clear coat on all of it.
I am anxious to see how you make out and to see how your project comes along.
Posted July 04, 2010 - 12:51 AM
I am not committed to my color scheme and not that its for sale but everything has a price ,I would hate to hurt it to bad
after Im done coating it there will be no reason why this wont last another 50 yrs
while wet paint has its place ,properly applied powder will outlast it by 15-20x easily-
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Posted July 04, 2010 - 09:30 AM
The N.Y. Pageant of Steam in Canandaigua NY is featuring Massey Harris and Massey Ferguson next year(2011). I plan on bringing some of my GT's to show. It would be cool if you could bring your MF14 and a great place to advertise your business. I look forward to seeing your tractor and now I'm thinking about having you powder coat one of mine. I use it in the woods a lot dragging out fire wood and it's always getting scratched up.
Posted July 04, 2010 - 11:53 AM
I wont stray to far from the original colors ,the grill/bumper the rims in chrome (but its really a bright silver)
not sure if I want to use flake in the red ,but wouldnt it look sweet
no neons ,or blues or greens
just the stock colors kicked up a notch
broken2 anything you neeed shoot me a message
my JD guys do shows /parades so Im sure I will be talked into it --the hood will be 1st and should have it done in a few weeks
where can we get decals the powder job wont be worth a damn if I cant get these
Posted July 04, 2010 - 12:25 PM
heres candy red (no flake)
heres the chrome silver ,not the best pics Im a painter LOL
and the red is from a 61 cub cadet and the green is from a 216 or a 420
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Posted July 04, 2010 - 11:46 PM
WOW that looks nice.
VERY nice! Either red would look sharp! The silver is perfect.
heres a better pic of the red on the same part better show how the candy looks
It looks sharp. I might have to have you do some powder coating for me when it comes time to build my puller.
(for the people who dont know )
Thanks for the kind words ,I have more pics of other tractors but most of the time stuff goes out and no pic has been taken ,people want there parts I want my money LOL nature of the beast...
my powder colors are approved by the manufacture while I could OEM match all the factory colors no problem.. to me that is boring ,,I like to think what I am doing is stock kicked up a notch
if you guys have any questions or comments I look forward to them any powder coating you need done let me know I UPS daily
Edited by thecoater, July 04, 2010 - 11:55 PM.
adding a pic
Posted July 05, 2010 - 08:28 AM