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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted July 28, 2014 - 10:38 PM

I am currently cleaning up all the tinwork on a very nice original Bush Hog D4-10 and I want to clear coat the original paint to preserve it after I get done rubbing it all out. 1 question I have is what do I do to the paint surface to prep it for clear coat? Do I just wipe it down with a paint prep or scuff it with 600 grit sand paper? This is the factory paint from the mid 60's. I am going to get some paint matched to touch up a few little nicks before I do the clear coat.


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 01:55 AM

Brian, I suggested a product in one of Will's threads. I think it was Owatrol or onatrol that was a clear coating used in marine apps. There is also a product called penetrol but the reviews aren't quite as good. A lot of the hit and miss guys are using it as a protective coating to preserve original finishes. I think a product like that would work better than the clearcoat. Maybe do a search over on smokstak and you should find discussions about it.


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Doug, that stuff looks like it would be great for a mostly rusty machine that you wanted to preserve the way it is and from what I read you have to re apply it every once in awhile. I have really good paint and want to protect it without waxing it every 6 months.

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 09:27 PM

Has anyone clear coated over old enamel paint?






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