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Posted July 19, 2016 - 06:20 PM

Looks good from here, Jamie. What brand of paint did you use?


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Posted July 19, 2016 - 07:09 PM

Looks good from here, Jamie. What brand of paint did you use?

Valspar.  I had never used it before, but picked it because it was far and away the closest colour match.  I was happy with the correct colour, and I think I touched up most of it, but there are still places where there are a few shades of green.  I had the same issue with Krylon paint awhile back on a different tractor.  I was hoping to find a close match with a brand that I've had good luck with, and was tempted to paint it Oliver green with one of those brands, but decided against it when I saw this colour.  Not sure if I did something wrong when using it.  I shook it far longer than what the can called for in an attempt to better mix it, but it made no difference.  Past that, I'm not sure what else to try doing to fix it.


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Posted July 20, 2016 - 06:19 AM

I wasn't impressed with Valspar when I tried it. Seemed like it was too thin. It seems like the fast drying paints, it flash dries too fast and the overspray from the next pass doesn't lay down and blend in. Krylon has a tough finish but I have better luck spraying it when the temps are in the 50s. It doesn't dry as fast and blends in better. It's hard to beat Rustoleum for rattle can spray.


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Posted July 20, 2016 - 07:26 PM

This is the best formula that I have found for Shaw green paint.  However the last time I bought a gallon I was told by the supplier that the pigments were being discontinued and I may not be able to get another.  It seems that everything that works good is bad for you.  Probably found bad by some klutz that never used it.

 

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 09:35 AM

Thanks, Cliff. If and when I sandblast this thing and do it up nice, or any other Shaw for that matter, that will come to handy. Here's another question: anyone here ever bought the rubber transmission shifter boot for the T96 that's on these things? I'd like to buy one for this machine, but not sure which one off eBay will fit, and wondered if anyone here has bought one before and could therefore offer some insight. Also looking for one for a Waterloo Bronco that uses the same transaxle as the Avery V tractor rear end. I have to post pictures of the Bronco yet. It's my father's.

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 07:40 PM

The best boot for the T-96 or T-84 is 33555-55011.  Order this part number from your local Toyota Dealer.  I think it was used on the Land Rover models.

 

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Posted August 24, 2016 - 03:50 PM

What size are those rear tires on that Shaw?



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Posted August 24, 2016 - 08:20 PM

R8 rear tire options were 6-24, 7-24, 8-24, and 7.50 X 16.  Front tire options were 3.00 X 12 and 4.00 X 12.

 

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 06:18 PM

The rear tires currently on there are 8.3x24, and the fronts are 4x12.
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Posted September 09, 2016 - 03:41 PM

About the same size as my CUB






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