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Posted January 06, 2013 - 02:20 PM

Gonna take a 3rd coat, but I need to wait as long as I can.  If it isn't flashed well enough, the next coat thinned out again (slightly) at certain spots, especially sharp bends.  I'll wait as long as I can, but my time is limited by the pot life of the paint with hardener in it.  I likely have a couple hours at best.



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 04:04 PM

Finally.....last coat is on!  Came out good enough for me.  There will be white to spray later in the week IF time allows and I feel like it.  Right now I am caught up on painting to do me a while.

  Here's close ups of some main items.

 

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 04:07 PM

Man nothing beats the shine of fresh paint. :thumbs:


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 04:21 PM

Looks great Daniel! You sure are moving right along on this!

 

It has been so cold here I haven't even been able to get my block washed after getting it bored out. Everything is frozen solid out in my shop lol.



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 04:21 PM

That paint looks great! It is going to look great along with your other Bush Hogs!



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 04:32 PM

I can see the glow to the East, Daniel. Awesome shine!



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 05:02 PM

Just went out to look over the painted parts again, and realized I forgot to paint the 2 plates that connect the fenders to the foot boards!  :wallbanging:

  Oh well, no biggie.  When I go to paint the white parts, I'll mix a little dab of red & shoot them, then clean the gun & do the white.  The front axle beam could use another coat of red anyway, and possibly other parts could use another coat of red, so this will give me time to look closely at all the red parts.



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 05:11 PM

Man, that stuff is really looking good. I hope to get to doing some work on my Gt's. Can't wait to see it all back together. :thumbs:



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 06:12 PM

Looking fantastic!



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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:43 AM

Looks great Dan. Sure is nice and shiny. The headlight pots look great.

You'll probably find a few parts, that could use another coat, so it's not

a bad thing you missed those 2 parts. I always find a few areas that

need a redo.



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Posted January 07, 2013 - 09:28 AM

I am without the drilled mounting bolts for the headlights to bolt to the grill.  I will take a std bolt & turn the head down to the correct shape, then drill the center for the headlight wire to run through.  Little things like this really slow down a project when it comes to assembling.



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Posted January 07, 2013 - 06:30 PM

I am without the drilled mounting bolts for the headlights to bolt to the grill.  I will take a std bolt & turn the head down to the correct shape, then drill the center for the headlight wire to run through.  Little things like this really slow down a project when it comes to assembling.

I know what you mean!! But in your case your parts always come out better than the factory ones anyway :D :thumbs:



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Posted January 07, 2013 - 06:35 PM

The V4-6 project "may" get put on hold for a while, just not sure yet.  I just cleaned all my calf stalls today with the Massey w/FEL, and it'll be a while before needing the loader for sure again, so I may get into finally installing the diesel engine into it.  Too much farm work coming up this week for either project, so I have time to decide which direction to go.  Even if I do the diesel install, the V4-6 will get some attention, just not as much.  


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:09 PM

Which ever you work on, I'll be tuned in! Be sure to show us your fancy bolt, though.


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:11 PM

Good luck with all you have to do Daniel! Just don't over due it!


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