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#1 dmorrill22 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 05:48 PM

Got tired of the rust and old paint on the SS12, so I bought $15 worth of paint at walmart. It is cheap paint, but I just want the thing to be one color. I'm not getting fancy with the paint job anyway, as this tractor is a worker.

Since the engine is out and I am awaiting the parts for it to arrive, I figured now would be the best time to take apart some of the tractor to paint it. Here's where I'm at thus far:
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Also took this opportunity to paint the front rims white, so they match the back wheels.
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 05:54 PM

Your GT will really look nice with the fresh paint.
Can't wait for the assembled pictures.
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 06:01 PM

Looks like it is coming along well! I as well am looking forward to seeing it all put together!
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 06:52 PM

Looks pretty good,it'll ready for work again when your done.
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 06:54 PM

That's a nice color scheme you've got going there. Is that Ford Blue?

What color(s) are you planning for the engine & hood?
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 07:06 PM

Looks really good so far. It looks like you took it all apart not just some of it! You are doing a pretty complete restoration by the looks of things!
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 07:39 PM

That's a nice color scheme you've got going there. Is that Ford Blue?

What color(s) are you planning for the engine & hood?


Not sure of the color name, very generic spray paint - doesn't even have a brand name! :confuse:

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White for rims, hood, and grill, blue for engine and frame.

Thanks!

Looks really good so far. It looks like you took it all apart not just some of it! You are doing a pretty complete restoration by the looks of things!


Thanks! Took some of it apart, but leaving the underneath as-is. Won't really be seen anyway. Not as torn apart as it should be for a repaint, but this will do.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 11:38 PM

Looking good. I've used that paint on several projects, holds up pretty good, especially with a clear coat on top. It will fade if left out in the weather for an extended period of time. But it sure beats that rust color.
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Posted August 02, 2012 - 05:55 AM

You won't have trouble picking that one out in a crowd. Any color beats rust! I'll be watching for more pics.

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 12:00 PM

I think it'll end up being a 10ft paint job, but I'm good with that :thumbs:

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 06:18 PM

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 12:48 PM

From yesterday afternoon and this morning:
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I really don't care for this paint. I know you get what you pay for, but it is very soft and I will definitely need to get some clear coat. Oh well, it's a worker, not a show queen!

Back rims will be repainted last.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 10:11 PM

Most of the paints anymore seem to be... You might want to try to find a Clear coat with a little oil/gas resistance to it. at least give a little protection.

Even if you don't care for the paint, I'm sure the 12 is enjoying the Makeover
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Posted August 03, 2012 - 10:41 PM

Most of the paints anymore seem to be... You might want to try to find a Clear coat with a little oil/gas resistance to it. at least give a little protection.

Even if you don't care for the paint, I'm sure the 12 is enjoying the Makeover


I think I will try and get some clear coat soon :thumbs:

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 09:41 PM

Looks good
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