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#1 Sawdust ONLINE  

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Posted June 04, 2013 - 01:19 PM

I'm redoing a MF12 & instead of using the factory metallic gray I'm thinking about using the Hammerite paint on the silver areas only. I know after blasting the rust it's going to leave some rust pits. I will be filling the rust pits on the red items but just can't imagine filling the frame areas. I have used this paint on other projects & I like the durability & the finish it leaves. Has any one used this on a MF or other tractor? Thanks for your comments.

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Posted June 04, 2013 - 01:54 PM

I haven't used it on one of my tractors yet but have seen a few at shows. I personally like the look of the hammered finish paints and plan on using it sooner or later. When used on a frame, I think it makes the main smoothed bodywork "pop" out at you better.

Of course it depends on whether you're doing a "restoration" and how much of a stickler you are about originality.

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Posted June 04, 2013 - 02:47 PM

Hey it's your tractor to do as you'd like.  The hammered finish is nice, and with pitting, it would camoflauge them.  If you're not worried about being OE with your paint, then I'm not either.    :thumbs:   I've used as dark gray hammered paint (close to the new dark gray Massey uses today) on an old metal desk lamp and it looks great, so I imagine the Massey would look good as well.

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Posted June 04, 2013 - 02:51 PM

I like the hammered Rustoleum other than the black, it has a gray sheen to it once it dries.

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Posted June 10, 2013 - 07:04 AM

Iv'e used it on an old wards tiller,,And can say it is very durable.. churnning up rocks and sticks and the finish is still like new..It hides imperfections well too

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Posted June 10, 2013 - 07:26 AM

Are the pits too big to be filled with sandable primer?

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Posted June 10, 2013 - 07:17 PM

The worse place I have is this area around the hood release lever where it meets the frame. I'm going to clean it up & see how bad it is. I might could fill this area. I also just like the looks of the Hammerite finish. I would stay with the factory Silver Mist & Red on their areas.





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Posted June 10, 2013 - 08:48 PM

This Massey was Painted with Tremclad Hammered Charcoal Grey, hides everything and is durable so far.

The Silver is Tremclad Aluminum and is not very good, not durable, some spots starting to rust on the rims.

The red is the proper Massey colour, shot with a spray gun and is very durable, so far.

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