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Posted December 04, 2012 - 03:23 PM

I am starting on the Bolens G152 work. The factory (Iseki) tiller will get done first. 42", pto driven tiller that was sold for the Bolens G152-154 series.
Condition it was in when I got it:
Bolens 013.jpg

I have used the tiller for about 3 hours or so, and it had a very small leak on the oil-bathed chain on the left side. Wee bit of RTV to fix that. There were a few spots where the tin was dinged up, but nothing that required getting fancy with the sledgehammer. 2 pounder worked just fine.

Here's where we're at now:
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When it dries, I'll start sanding. I still have not bought a spray gun, but I might just yet get one. I am going for the original color on this, which is slightly lighter than Ford Blue. I'll just see what I can come up with.
Iseki_Blue_Hunter_22_MFWD.jpg

And yes, that's going to look really neat behind the white, red, and black of the Bolens........ :wallbanging:

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 10:26 PM

That looks like a real interesting project. I sure would not worry about painting iit blue. My tarter tiller is gray and i run it on a blue Ford.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 02:06 PM

First coat of primer on all the parts today. First time using a HVLP gun. Impression was I was wasting a lot of $$ with spray cans.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 09:27 AM

Those spray guns are the way to go for sure.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 09:50 AM

With those colors I'd stick with the original scheme also. They are a sharp looking tractor.
Iseki is a brand that I have not owned yet but if one came along at the right price I'd sure snap it up.
Good luck with your project.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 10:31 AM

I have decided to use Ford Blue. It will be slightly darker than the original color. This pic shows the difference well. (tractor vs the implement behind it)
Iseki_Blue_Hunter_22_MFWD.jpg

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 10:36 AM

I have decided to use Ford Blue. It will be slightly darker than the original color. This pic shows the difference well. (tractor vs the implement behind it)
Iseki_Blue_Hunter_22_MFWD.jpg


Well I had been biting my tongue, and not suggesting Ford Blue. But I think it is wise, The tiller is going to need an ocasional touch up and the Ford Blue will be easy to find and match.
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 11:09 AM

And since I have another tractor here (the Homelite) that is also Ford Blue.......I gave in. Practicality over precision. :wallbanging:

Don't worry though, I'll use the correct colors on the tractor! Not like I'm going to use just a general gloss black for the frame, or IH white for the hood and fenders. :angel: Nope, not me.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 04:43 PM

Primer is done, I'll block sand tomorrow night or Sunday, and start throwing blue on there on Monday.
tiller 5 001.jpg tiller 5 002.jpg

Goodness, look at that mess. Hey, kids! How many yellow things can you spot?

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 09:52 PM

Blue is done. Re-assembly on Thursday. Try to buff it out in a couple of weeks.
tiller 5.2 001.jpg tiller 5.2 002.jpg
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Posted December 18, 2012 - 09:55 PM

Looks Good
Looking forward to seeing more :thumbs:
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Posted December 18, 2012 - 10:08 PM

Looking great Cat. I've never buffed any paint jobs I've done. Using wet look hardener, it's just not needed.
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Posted December 18, 2012 - 10:12 PM

This is my first job with a gun versus always using spray cans before. I did use a hardener on the last coat, and every time I go out to the garage it looks shinier than the previous. Hopefully I can skip the buffing.

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 10:15 PM

Best to use hardener on all coats, as it helps prevent paint lift on subsequent coats. But then I've never really had lift problems when not using hardener, as when I paint a plain piece of farm equipment.
HVLP guns are the way to go!
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Posted December 18, 2012 - 10:49 PM

That's looking very nice. Please post more photos when you have it back together.
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