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#1 Rock farmer OFFLINE  

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Posted August 05, 2014 - 09:14 PM

I just got my first Bolens.
Two of them actually.
These tractors are powder coated from the factory.
I will need to do some repainting.
Any advise from people who have "been there, done that"?

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Posted August 05, 2014 - 10:54 PM

  Powder coat is great for something you'll never use. Just one little knick in it and once the rust gets started under it, it starts peeling off. I have no advice on refinishing except to sandblast. 

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Posted August 06, 2014 - 05:35 AM

Mike , if it's just a chip and all you wanted to do was a touch-up , is there anything that could be done with out a full blown , remove and repaint ?


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 05:46 AM

It sure is hard to remove without a sandblaster. If you can get by with touching up I'd try that first. What model Bolens did you get?


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 06:03 AM

It sure is hard to remove without a sandblaster. If you can get by with touching up I'd try that first. What model Bolens did you get?

I got an HT 20 and an HT 23.
I was thinking I won't be able to just paint over that stuff.
Looks like it would take forever to sandblast it off!
The hoods aren't so bad, but the seat pans really need to be refinished!

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Posted August 06, 2014 - 08:33 AM

You could try a rust converter, like RustOff!, to kill the rust and then apply primer & top coat.  Might delay the inevitable.


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 09:51 AM

Mike , if it's just a chip and all you wanted to do was a touch-up , is there anything that could be done with out a full blown , remove and repaint ?

  I have no love for powdercoat. As I said it's only good for something pretty that will never be used. Besides sandblasting a flap disc will work if it can get in the area needing sanding. Or maybe a dremel w/ a coarse stone. If you have lots of patience it can be feathered. I'll use Flood Penetrol as the primer and paint on any bare metal.

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Posted August 06, 2014 - 11:00 AM

I got an HT 20 and an HT 23.
I was thinking I won't be able to just paint over that stuff.
Looks like it would take forever to sandblast it off!
The hoods aren't so bad, but the seat pans really need to be refinished!

Thank,

Joe

Nice tractors. I'd try working on a small area to see how difficult it is to remove. Would a chemical stripper work? That can take a lot of the labor out of the job.


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 02:36 PM

 Joe , where's the pics???? sorry no help with the powder coat ?



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Posted August 07, 2014 - 08:33 AM

Joe , where's the pics???? sorry no help with the powder coat ?


Pictures of the tractors are over in the Bolens section under HT 23.
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