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Posted July 24, 2014 - 10:51 AM

So are you going to bring it to Somerset in Sept? I had mine there a couple years back.


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 08:34 AM

I may do that, I want to get the sickle bar mower on it and figure out a way to hook up a sulky I have to it and mite just ride it there (haha) Long ride and small gas tank, Might not work.


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 07:18 PM

Hey! I am excited.  Waiting and waiting for pics and I finally went by to see it. It looks BEAUTIFUL!   :thumbs:

Thanks Steve for showing it to me and thank you too Ben for doing that work.  :wave:


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Posted October 15, 2014 - 05:04 PM

So what was the paint code or secret mixture for the green and yellow paint? I have a 12bb I'm restoring and will take has much help and advice I can get.

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Posted October 15, 2014 - 05:15 PM

So what was the paint code or secret mixture for the green and yellow paint? I have a 12bb I'm restoring and will take has much help and advice I can get.

 

Below are the paint codes, can be mixed at a NAPA

Green: (Dont forget to add 12 Grams of CF108 at the end!)

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Yellow (Bolens Orange)

 

53D-10106



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Posted October 15, 2014 - 05:47 PM

What color is the cf108? Did you spray this? I noticed the sheet said not to. Damn EPA

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Posted October 15, 2014 - 05:53 PM

Thats a blue color that gets added to a NAPA stock color.

These are automotive paints that require reducer and hardener and are sprayed with a gun.

 

I went nuts this summer getting this paint figured out, below is an original sample in blue tape next to the custom blend.

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Posted October 15, 2014 - 07:30 PM

That color is beautiful. Great job. I'm new to the bolens restoration comunity. Any advice for restoring a walk behind? I just received my repro onwers manual. I was giving this project in pieces.
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Posted October 15, 2014 - 07:35 PM

Hope you didn't waste money buying a  copy on ebay!???

We have the manuals free here :thumbs:

http://gardentractor...01-and-12bb-01/



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Posted October 15, 2014 - 07:56 PM

Well to be honest I may have. I was unable to get the links to work for me before. I now have 17 dollars invested into this project. I'm doing ok. The previous owner attempted to restore this machine and painted it rattle can hunter green and didn't put it back together.

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Posted October 16, 2014 - 03:52 PM

Well to be honest I may have. I was unable to get the links to work for me before. I now have 17 dollars invested into this project. I'm doing ok. The previous owner attempted to restore this machine and painted it rattle can hunter green and didn't put it back together.

 

For some reason everyone always uses hunter green :wallbanging:

Are you going to try and get it back to factory condition?

Did the guy sanblast the parts or just paint over old paint?

Post some pictures if you can, you probably should start a new thread though.....






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