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#1 Coventry Plumber OFFLINE  

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Posted August 03, 2014 - 12:50 PM

I started break down on my
Cub 128 about a year ago and
although it's goin slowly I'm at paint and
assembly stage. Just looking for
any tips that might help me avoid
mistakes during this process .

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Posted August 03, 2014 - 03:40 PM

What type of paint are you using? My advice is to give everything the proper cure time so it doesn't scratch easy. Also, if something turned out that you're not happy with, fix it now or live with it forever.
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Posted August 03, 2014 - 04:06 PM

I'm using 3rd Dimension acrylic enamel from a Sherwin Williams auto paint store, they crossed referenced paint code with the IH # I gave them.I also spent lots of time welding foot rest body rot but I think it was time well spent.

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 02:17 PM

paint in an area with no dust or stuff floating around in the air.  it makes the paint look horrible


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 05:39 PM

Update- here's a pic of the frame painted and the new
tires with rims painted. Things are going to slow back
down due to busy summer week ends . I'm pleased so
far with results. I'll

Thanks for the advice.

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Posted August 06, 2014 - 05:42 PM

Update- here's a pic of the frame painted and the new
tires with rims painted. Things are going to slow back
down due to busy summer weekends. I'm pleased so
far with results. I

Thanks for the advice.

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Posted August 06, 2014 - 05:56 PM

That looks really good. I'd love to have that overhead hoist.
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Posted August 06, 2014 - 07:56 PM

Thanks David that hoist is just a double pulley rope hoist that locks hanging from center beam in garage.
I think I got it at Tractor supply . I use it a lot, worth buying one for sure. With that I was able to get the
Cub on that table by myself. And it lifts the motor out easily too.

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Posted August 07, 2014 - 05:46 PM

Have you considered powder coating ? Here's some pics of my 72 and 124 , both are powder coated except for the engine and transmission cases as well as the gas tank . I have about $400 invested in the sandblasting and powder coating . The hoods, rims and 72 seat are powder coated white and the grille screens are done in silver . Foot rests are done in gloss black . Getting ready to start on my 104 next . It will outlast paint, but doesn't conduct electricity so that has to be dealt with when wiring you tractor . Just another option to consider . Good luck and your tractor looks great so far .

Mike

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Posted August 07, 2014 - 07:27 PM

Thanks Mike. I don't know to much about powder coating.
I think I'll stick to paint on this one because I have it already
but I definitely will consider it on the next restoration .That will
give me time to research it a little. Any suggestions on where
I could read up on it? BTW your fleet looks great.
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Posted August 07, 2014 - 10:39 PM

Thanks Mike. I don't know to much about powder coating.
I think I'll stick to paint on this one because I have it already
but I definitely will consider it on the next restoration .That will
give me time to research it a little. Any suggestions on where
I could read up on it? BTW your fleet looks great.

You might start by contacting a local powder-coater and ask for names of customers who restore garden tractors . I'm sure they would be glad to give you advice .


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Posted August 13, 2014 - 08:55 PM

I have a couple of smaller projects underway that could be the first powder coat test for me.
Thanks for the advice Mike. I'd like to hear some pros and cons from paint and powder coating
If anyone has any to share.

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Posted September 07, 2014 - 12:05 PM

I finally got the rest of the yellow parts primed. Hopefully I can paint them before the
Weather gets to cold. Amazing how fast the good times go by isn't it.image.jpg image.jpg
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Posted September 10, 2014 - 08:41 AM

looking good   keep the pics coming. 


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Posted September 28, 2014 - 12:22 PM

I managed to get the yellow painted today, perfect weather for it seventys and calm.
Hopefully I can get the main white pieces done while the weather it still warm.i figure about a month of paintable weather left. I was looking at my dash tin today it look good ,no dents but some black is warn off .
I'm wondering if I should leave well enough alone or does anyone have any tip on dressing it up a little?

Tom

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