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#1 Dpregs OFFLINE  

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Posted January 06, 2015 - 09:57 AM

Hey guys, 

 

Looking to touch up parts of the tractor, need to paint the grey and black.  I have tried searching the web for answers, but coming up blank. SO....

 

1.  What can I use that is close to the grey, or a match for it?  Buying from sears is not an option because it is SO expensive.

2.  Is the black gloss or flat or something else?  I want to touch up some of the parts after priming, and I will use rattle can, but not sure of finish.

 

 

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Posted January 06, 2015 - 10:23 AM

If you are referring to the color on the GT18 you have in this thread, I would say that is a Silver. But what rattle can will match it is beyond me. I have several  (4) tractors I would like to repaint, but haven't decided on just what Silver to use. We did redo one GT18 here, but it was a complete redo. We used Rustoleum Silver with a clear coat over it.


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Thanks Kenny.  Yeah, I am sure that any paint I get will not match due to the fading over the years, and only a full repaint would have uniform color.  I guess I am short term more interested in the black paint finish, I don't think it is gloss, but I could be wrong.  I have some auto black gloss in a spray can I might just use.  I have to paint up the drawbar I bought from Bob.



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Posted January 06, 2015 - 10:33 AM

We have auto paint supplier here in Traverse City Michigan called Thirlby's,  and they say if you bring in a color chip or something with the color you need they can match it. They can put it in rattle cans also. It isn't cheap but they can mix it with or without clearcoat in the spray can.  Just for your information.                              Roger



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Posted January 06, 2015 - 10:38 AM

I use semigloss on most all my black parts. Haven't had one with that good of paint on it to see if it was a full gloss.

 

Roger, there are lots of places that can do that. But, it is costly!


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 10:42 AM

Thanks guys, appreciate the input as always.  I don't think I will be doing the color match route.  If I am going to paint this thing, I am going to paint all of it and strip it down.  BUT, it is winter.....


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 10:50 AM

That it is! I'm in shut in mode right now! Too cold for me to do much out there!



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Posted January 06, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Check with your local body shop, they might be able to send you in the right direction as far as affordable paint. The black on the Craftsman almost looks like an eggshell black. Good luck


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 01:09 PM

Thank you for the input!  






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