I was just referring to the tractor in the other pictures that you posted earlier though from when you mounted the deck to test it out originally before you disassembled it to paint it. That '57 Ride-A-Matic sure looks nice though. When did you restore that one?
And yes, that is very true about painting. All the prep work takes much longer than it takes to actually paint anything. Prepping the piece you want to paint (sandblasting or grinding/sanding, then cleaning off any dust or dirt), masking off areas you don't want to paint, mixing the paint, etc... Then painting itself takes like 20 minutes, and then you have to clean out the gun before the paint dries in it and get it all ready to paint the next color... If you need to do any body work that involves using body filler, that makes it even more involved and time consuming making everything all even and smooth before you paint it.
Edited by MailmAn, July 14, 2016 - 10:47 AM.