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Posted October 07, 2012 - 11:38 AM

Prairie International is a dead ringer!
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Posted October 07, 2012 - 12:11 PM

Here is another yellow comparison.

Did notice something on my red dump cart arm that concerns me a little. I laid it down in the grass last night an covered it with plastic. (I thought I had laid it in the plastic and wrapped it but in the dark did not see it was not wrapped)... Anyway there are grass marks impressions on the paint where it laid on the ground. It has probably been about 2 weeks since it was painted. I would have thought it would have "cured" by now??

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Edited by sacsr, October 07, 2012 - 12:13 PM.

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 03:56 PM

Hardener Scott!
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Posted October 07, 2012 - 04:06 PM

The paint guy offered/ suggested it when I was with him. Will make that purchase next week. Thanks!

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 07:33 PM

The paint guy offered/ suggested it when I was with him. Will make that purchase next week. Thanks!


That's twice you spurned his suggestions Scott! Sounds like you've found a good paint guy though!
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Posted October 07, 2012 - 08:05 PM

He is not local. His store is about 45 miles away. My local NAPA guy said this guy had pretty extensive training in paint and mixing. The reason hesitated using the hardener is because it is not suggested to be used with this paint, but he said it could be used with it. After seeing what the grass did to it I will definitely be adding the hardner next time.

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 08:11 PM

I use acrylic enamel hardener in straight enamel, and it does just fine. All my tractors are either straight enamel, or acrylic, and with all I used acrylic enamel hardener...the "wet look" type. First add the hardener to the paint & mix well, then add your reducer & mix well again. If not too cool, and or humid, you can handle your items sometimes within 1/2hr with acrylic enamel paints w/hardener, maybe an hour or so with straight enamel w/hardener.
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Posted October 08, 2012 - 07:44 PM

Rustoleums Sunrise Red I found looks pretty good and close to the red.
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 02:13 PM

Okay I picked up the yellow paint originally suggested by my paint guy. Tell me what you think. The smaller tire and rim is off the aerator, the other two are John Deere yellow and Ryder Yellow. You decide.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1350241994.169159.jpg

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 02:55 PM

John deere yellow is close, but has a hue of green or something in it. I'd go with the Ryder Yellow, with wet look hardener to improve the gloss.
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