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#1 Karlos OFFLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2014 - 10:59 PM

Hi guys i just bought a lgt 145 now its in pretty rough shape i wanted to paint it. I dont have good ventilation or air to run a spray gun but i can rattlecan it do you have any suggestion for a good paint i can spray or like the ford blue enamel engine coat would that be durable? Thanks


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 11:21 PM

I've been using Tremclad Royal Blue. It's pretty close. Going by unweathered paint on my LGT145 and LT75

The Ford Blues on the shelf don't match as well.


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Posted May 03, 2014 - 05:58 AM

If you are going to rattle can paint it take your time and use a good primer. I find a good self etching primer or a filler primer on rough areas leads to a much more durable rattle can finish. I'd also wait until you get a nice warm low humidity day to do the painting. I've gotten mixed results with rattle cans when I've rushed the job or not prepped things properly. 


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Posted May 03, 2014 - 07:47 AM

Ok sounds good jd chopper has that tremclad held up to minor dimgs pretty good?


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Posted May 03, 2014 - 07:55 AM

As JDBrian said, a good etching primer will really increase the paint bond on steel.

 

Tremclad is a pretty decent paint, I've had good luck with it for the most part.



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Posted May 03, 2014 - 09:23 AM

Canadian Tire sells a " Rust Check" brand rattle can in "Ford Equipment Blue", which is a good match to the original paint(when it was new).


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Posted May 03, 2014 - 04:43 PM

Ok ill try that out thanks


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Posted May 03, 2014 - 05:39 PM

I made this steel battery cover and painted it with the Rust Check... looks pretty good from a distance...lol

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Posted May 03, 2014 - 06:14 PM

Lance i love the muffler did u do that yourself?


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Posted May 03, 2014 - 06:16 PM

This is my new project lolImageUploadedByTapatalk1399158950.769539.jpg


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Posted May 04, 2014 - 12:19 PM

The tractor had a home built stack on it when I got it, I dont care for those right in front of my face so I went to Canadian Tire and picked up some pre-bent tailpipe sections and welded them together adding them to the oem muffler. Should have been 6" longer so that it ends under the running board.. I think it would be quieter that way.

Looks like 145 spent a few years in that barn... need to get it washed up and show us some pics;)
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Posted May 04, 2014 - 06:44 PM

Lol ya since 2007 motor was rebuilt in 2005 so hopefully it turns out good the price was right and had a tiller too


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Posted May 05, 2014 - 05:50 PM

nice looking tractor, looks like it has a  rear pto, looks like a good wash in its future.

 I agree, prep and primer is key to getting a good rattle can finish.  warm but not hot day with low humidity too.

Good luck with the project , Tom



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Posted May 06, 2014 - 12:00 PM

TSC (tractor supply) sells both the "old" Ford and New Holland blue paint.......... It's held up well for me.

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 12:07 PM

I found this pic from when I painted it......

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