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#16 Coventry Plumber OFFLINE  

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Posted October 07, 2014 - 07:38 PM

I managed to get most of the white pieces that I will need to start assembly this winter sanded and primed. I am also restoring a Brinley plow to match the Cub colors at the same time. I just need to sneak in one more paint day before it gets to cold out.

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Posted October 07, 2014 - 08:03 PM

Nice work!
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Posted October 20, 2014 - 07:56 PM

Well I could of painted white this Sunday but I forgot that I was out of hardener for my paint so I ended up just prepping and priming the stuff that I'll be painting black. I think this Sunday might be my last chance of warm enough weather to paint. Wish me luck

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Posted October 25, 2014 - 07:02 PM

I got done at work early today so while the weather was warm I painted the white parts that had prepped .It went well until the end when I notice a fisheye spot on top of dash, the worst place it could be.I have to fix that spot next but I'm wondering if I should wait a week for the paint to cure or do it right away. Does anyone have experience will fisheye touch up? Suggestions appreciate .

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Posted December 09, 2014 - 09:49 PM

I wondered if I should wait a week and it's been two months almost and cold out. Where does the time go? Maybe I can get a 50 degree Sunday soon , unlikely but possible . Unfortunately I can't assemble until I get this paint problem done.Wish me luck.
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Posted December 10, 2014 - 09:51 PM

That looks really nice! Keep up the good work!



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Posted December 14, 2014 - 01:05 AM

Tom, have you found out any more info for a dash decal yet?


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 01:22 PM

Tom, have you found out any more info for a dash decal yet?


I checked out the site you gave me and it looks like they have just what I need and I will order soon. Thanks again Tom

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Posted December 14, 2014 - 01:31 PM

I finally got to repaint my two piece with the fish eye problem. I'm happy to say it went well. I had to paint in my friends heated shop, just to cold nowadays. Next step will be assembly .

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Posted December 14, 2014 - 07:20 PM

I finally got to repaint my two piece with the fish eye problem. I'm happy to say it went well. I had to paint in my friends heated shop, just to cold nowadays. Next step will be assembly .

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Posted December 14, 2014 - 08:28 PM

Fisheye is caused by oils from your compressor or silicon on the surface. Clean, clean and clean some more. Make sure you have a good filter on your compressor. If in doubt add an inline filter before your spray cup. Keep a dedicated hose for spraying. You can add fisheye eliminator to your paint before spraying. Keep armourall and silicon RTV far, far away from anything you are painting.

Good luck.
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Posted December 28, 2014 - 03:02 PM

I ran into a problem that I didn't see coming. Apparently when I welded new sheet metal to fix the rotted foot rests the heat or fabrication pulled up the foot rest angle. Now when I pushed them into position the corners developed stress cracks in the paint. Now I have to find the easiest and best way to fix it. Any thoughts on this would help?

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Posted December 28, 2014 - 05:17 PM

Sorry Plumber, that's a painful lesson to learn. If I do major repairs, I test fit the parts before final paint. Then adjustments can be made without creating other troubles. You need to relieve the stress first, most likely by making relief cuts, straightening your panels and rewelding. I would cover your frame with welding blankets and do this on the tractor. Use your tractor as your welding jig. After making the relief cuts grind the paint back to bare metal before welding. Spot weld, dress, prime and spot paint. You can probably blend in the new paint. If not, shoot the entire panel. Good luck.
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Posted December 28, 2014 - 06:09 PM

I finally got to repaint my two piece with the fish eye problem. I'm happy to say it went well. I had to paint in my friends heated shop, just to cold nowadays. Next step will be assembly .

Plummer, here's how my dash turned out . I had to repair the fiberglass first, then primer, sand, primer , sand and was finally satisfied enough that I put the top coat of paint on . Then the decal and assembled the whole thing onto the tractor ( 104 Cub ) . I used Appliance white spray paint and it's matching primer . The decal came from Maple Hunter decals in Texas .I purchased the whole set for the 104 from them . I still need to install a chrome plug in the cigarette lighter hole . I built R/C model airplanes for a number of years and I'm familiar with repairing fiberglass and have the necessary materials . There are pictures of before, during and after . Keep going on yours as it's really looking great . Can't wait to see it all done !

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Posted January 08, 2015 - 11:04 PM

128 is looking good!
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