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#1 cmn135 ONLINE  

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Posted May 08, 2014 - 09:48 AM

Hi guys (and gals),

 

I have a Case 444 I just bought that has a few surface rust spots but other than that the paint is pretty good. I do want to do a restore but realistically with my free time and a 2 year old it may be a year or two till I have time to pull it apart and professionally repaint the body.

In the meantime, what's the recommendation on the surface rust spots. Is it worthwhile to sand those and clean up the spots and rattle can them in the short term to help preserve the metal or should I just leave it until I can do a full repaint? Thanks!


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 10:09 AM

With a 2 year old, it will be a long time until you get to it. The touch up is a good idea. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 10:22 AM

You are probably right. I am always optimistic. Should I follow the standard practice? Sand to metal, prime, paint. Not sure about clear since i'm only touching up a few spots but i'm assuming yes.  Also with this old steel and knowing i'm going to rattle can should I go with a self etching primer?


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 10:25 AM

I would say yes, it's worth it. The problem is how much time to put into it. Self etch is a good idea on bare metal but I don't know if it's meant to go on over paint if you decide not to sand to bare metal.


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Good to know, thanks Brian. What's a good type of primer to use if you don't go to bare metal? Should I go with a rusty metal primer instead?


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Where in CT are you? I'm in Exeter over the boarder and can come down to help if you need it.


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Thanks TItus. We exchanged PM's the other day about a tractor just before I bought my Case but I had already pulled the trigger when I heard back. I'm just over the border in North Stonington.I'm probably 30-40 minutes from you.



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Posted May 08, 2014 - 11:54 AM

I know it's new and your excited, but who cares about a few little dings. You've got a 444! :dancingbanana: 

 

(Where's the picture???)


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 12:14 PM

I would clean the rust spots up and get all the flaking off.  Then use some rust restore, then prime and paint.  It should be good until you have time to really do it up right and with a 2 year old that maybe a while! :smilewink:


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Hi Bill, what product would be 'rust restore'? When I google it I get all kinds of results. Here are a few pics..no close ups of the rust on hand, i'll work on that.

 

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Posted May 08, 2014 - 01:44 PM

I've been using the Rustoulum (sp?) line and have been quite happy with it.


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 03:25 PM

That's a nice looking 444. Any chips or scratches can be feathered out and touched up.

I would be surprized if there ever was a clear coat on that. When I worked in the factory(72-85) painting farm equipment (Farmhand) we sprayed straigh ag enamel (early baked and later air dry). When they shut down the bake oven they eliminated my hot lunches. No more Dinty Moore Beef Stew?  :wallbanging:

  Ag enamels tend to fade/oxidze badly. You might be surprized at how much you can improve it's looks by just using a good automotive wax to remove the oxidization.


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 03:36 PM

Haha. I can see myself polishing and waxing my tractor the way I do my M3. My wife will really think I'm nuts then.
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Posted May 08, 2014 - 04:03 PM

Well I knew a Farmer who was a little fussy about his equipment. His tractors and even plows, discs etc were never put away at the end of the day before it had been washed. He always got top dollar when he traded them in for new because they were maintained and clean.


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 05:26 PM

Haha. I can see myself polishing and waxing my tractor the way I do my M3. My wife will really think I'm nuts then.

 

When I get ready to sell a tractor, it gets washed then out comes the buffer and polishing compound then the wax.  I usually get $75 to $100 more for it.






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