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#1 javahjoeo OFFLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 11:21 AM

For those with Power King/Econemy Jim Dandy, tractors, the paint question, comes up a lot. Just what was the paint colors they used.  Some use Chevy, Engine Orange, and some Allis Chalmers Orange. The paint choice for some is, J I Case Flambau Red. Why it's called red, I don't know. Those friends that are restoring PK's in my area, use the J I Case color. I'm one that believe  the J I Case paint is the right paint color. There are those out there, who know a lot more about this subject, then I do, and mostly, I'm  telling you what I have learned from others in the know. When using the J I Case paint, next to the original PK paint, It looks the same to me. Maybe G L Grumpy, would like to weigh in on this subject? javahjoeo, MIO, P K Junky, aka  Don

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 11:48 AM

For those with Power King/Econemy Jim Dandy, tractors, the paint question, comes up a lot. Just what was the paint colors they used.  Some use Chevy, Engine Orange, and some Allis Chalmers Orange. The paint choice for some is, J I Case Flambau Red. Why it's called red, I don't know. Those friends that are restoring PK's in my area, use the J I Case color. I'm one that believe  the J I Case paint is the right paint color. There are those out there, who know a lot more about this subject, then I do, and mostly, I'm  telling you what I have learned from others in the know. When using the J I Case paint, next to the original PK paint, It looks the same to me. Maybe G L Grumpy, would like to weigh in on this subject? javahjoeo, MIO, P K Junky, aka  Don

im glad this was posted

 

i need to paint the bracket i made for my plow    do you think mine was repainted with a pk color or do you think it was just a red color

 

i thought of repainting everything   international harvester red


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 12:00 PM

I have been using AC orange for my parts, and I really like it! I have not used other colors though.

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 12:39 PM

It is my understanding that the original PK orange paint contained lead and, as a result, cannot be duplicated without that ingredient.  That said. the original paint can still be got but it has to be purchased in large quantities.  I used to know where to get it and what the numbers are but, heck, I've forgotten more than I ever knew.  The Case flambau red is about the closest you can get in my opinion.  I've used that, Allis orange (too light) and Chevy engine orange 1620 (did a whole tractor in this and it wasn't too bad).  I now just use the Case red if I need a touch up.



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Posted February 04, 2013 - 03:03 PM

The chief engineer said flambau red was the only color used from 1963-1988 and he also said that there was a large variation of color from lot to lot.



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Posted February 04, 2013 - 03:30 PM

Now that I think of it, I might have a list of paint codes. I am not sure though; I will take a look.

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 03:40 PM

Well Don, I like the Chevy engine paint myself. Easy to spray from rattle cans and dries right now, holds up well.  Otherwise they should be MM Prairie Gold with Red wheels and implements!!! :smilewink: I like using black and whites w/silver on back wheels, which is not stock, but makes it step-out  when in a line of others at a show.  Later Plastic Kings were all black chassis and used white for wheels and in decals. Much more appealing to Me!



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Posted February 08, 2013 - 11:03 PM

This subject has been kicked around in all the other PK groups and I don't think there is any right answer. To me, as long as it is orange, people will recognise what it is. As for Bob's plow parts that need to be painted, I would look at all of the guys PKs and see which one looks closest to your color and ask what they used. I know mine is way off because I used that Valspar tractor impliment paint they used to carry at tractor supply. I used old kubota orange just cause I like that color orange.

 

Hey Don!! How are you my friend from about 8 states west of me? LOL!

 

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:14 PM

I'm redoing mine with th Allis Chalmers orange. When I pulled off some of the parts the original color was very close. Mine is a 1976. Besides, it's my tractor and I'm the one who has to look at it. Also when it starts to fade over the next 25 yrs of use it will look like it did when I got it.

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 01:50 PM

im glad this was posted

 

i need to paint the bracket i made for my plow    do you think mine was repainted with a pk color or do you think it was just a red color

 

i thought of repainting everything   international harvester red

Well............... I wouldn't paint it IH Red, but it's your tractor. Those around here would choke if they heard you say that you painted it, IH Red.  I may tell them you said that and watch what happens. I'm sure it will be funny. javahjoeo, MIO, P K Junky aka  Don



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 01:52 PM

I'm redoing mine with th Allis Chalmers orange. When I pulled off some of the parts the original color was very close. Mine is a 1976. Besides, it's my tractor and I'm the one who has to look at it. Also when it starts to fade over the next 25 yrs of use it will look like it did when I got it.

Go for it! It makes it  personal.  javahjoeo, MIO, P K Junky, aka  Don



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 01:57 PM

This subject has been kicked around in all the other PK groups and I don't think there is any right answer. To me, as long as it is orange, people will recognise what it is. As for Bob's plow parts that need to be painted, I would look at all of the guys PKs and see which one looks closest to your color and ask what they used. I know mine is way off because I used that Valspar tractor impliment paint they used to carry at tractor supply. I used old kubota orange just cause I like that color orange.

 

Hey Don!! How are you my friend from about 8 states west of me? LOL!

 

Steve

OH! Steve!  Kubota Orange! Shame on you!  Now don't tell anyone. I have a Kubota B 7100, 4x4 with loader, and tiller. Anyone who has a PK is my friend, no matter where they live. Well.... I'm still working on being G L Grumpy's friend.  javahjoeo, MIO, P K Junky, aka  Don



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 02:03 PM

Well Don, I like the Chevy engine paint myself. Easy to spray from rattle cans and dries right now, holds up well.  Otherwise they should be MM Prairie Gold with Red wheels and implements!!! :smilewink: I like using black and whites w/silver on back wheels, which is not stock, but makes it step-out  when in a line of others at a show.  Later Plastic Kings were all black chassis and used white for wheels and in decals. Much more appealing to Me!

Sorry to wake you!  I know you need your beauty rest. Hee Hee Hee!  I bought some J I Case Flambau, some time back, and did some touch on my PK. Then did some touch up on my Kubota with it and it was very close. javahjoeo, MIO, P K Junky, aka  Don 



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 02:53 PM

I'm going to paint my Wheel Horse pink for my granddaughter.

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 07:37 PM

JD two.jpg I think your idea of painting your tractor IH red is great if that is what you would like.  I did mine in JD green and love it that way.  I have had great fun having people look at it trying to figure out what it is.  About 90 percent think it is a John Deere of some kind.  It runs just as good in green as it would have in orange so suits me just fine.  If you do yours in IH follow through with IH decals, you won't regret it.  The suggestion of a Pink Wheel Horse is a  horse of a different color.  I am not so sure I could handle that as I would not want to be out along the road on a pink tractor and have to convince my friends that it was for a granddaughter..

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