Re Painting and preparing a tractor
Posted March 13, 2011 - 08:33 PM
Posted March 13, 2011 - 09:31 PM
The best way to do it is to blast down to bare metal. But if you dont have a compressor use the wire wheel as youre doing then go over that with a random orbital and 80 grit paper. Spray your epoxy on heavy, 2-3 coats a couple hours apart. I like the southern polyurethanes epoxy, its cheap in relation to other products of the caliber, very durable, glossy, thick. Wait a day or two and block that down, spray another couple coats, block it. Lay down your base. Napa has some good paint they can mix for you. Its actually Sherwin Williams, but its under the Martin Senour brand. Not too bad about $45/qt. Youll be happy with the results. Make sure you get your gun dialed down. That will make a huge difference. And dont lay the coats down 10 minutes of each other LOL I had done that and its the Websters definition of Orange Peel
Now, Im no master painter by any means but just what ive seen.
- MH81 said thank you
Posted March 14, 2011 - 12:12 AM
good luck in whatever you decide
Posted March 14, 2011 - 05:20 AM
Edited by jollygreen, March 14, 2011 - 05:21 AM.
miss spelled word
Posted March 20, 2011 - 06:05 AM
Posted March 20, 2011 - 07:42 AM
They say the most important part of a good paint job is the prep work.
Posted March 20, 2011 - 07:59 AM
Posted March 20, 2011 - 08:01 AM
Posted March 20, 2011 - 08:18 AM
If you don't have a compressor, you won't have a paint gun. I have an older gun, just no compressor big enough to use it. So I have to go with spray cans.
True, no compressor = no spray gun. If you were closer I would give you my old craftsman, it was at least good enough for painting with an hvlp gun.
Posted March 20, 2011 - 11:47 AM
I wouldnt bother blocking down the frame or axle or what not. Like George said just the hood and seat pan. You will notice it.