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Posted April 27, 2016 - 06:12 PM

The seat support on my one 1050 has been a little weak for the last few years and last summer I picked up another one.  I finally got around to cleaning it up and painting it.  I gave it a coat of self etching primer and then I tried out the new Corral Cordovan Brown spray bomb I had gotten mixed up to see what it looked like.  It is a really fine metallic in it (looks nicer in real life than in a picture in my opinion) and it is easy to see why it just looked like a rusty brown after years of weather and sun had taken their toll.  My thanks to Brian (Bolens 1000) and Rick (blackjackjakexxix) for doing the research and getting us on track with the correct Brown.  I am hoping that when I put the seat support on my 1050 the rest of the brown paint that is on it will realize that this is the correct colour and change colour to match it - I only wish it was that easy.

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Posted April 27, 2016 - 06:18 PM

One of these days I'll get around to painting something that brown! Love how it looks!
Looks good by the way!
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Posted April 27, 2016 - 06:23 PM

Has a purple tint on my screen. Otherwise looks great!


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Posted April 27, 2016 - 06:23 PM

I wish we would have known all of this before most of us painted our machines ! :wallbanging:

 

At least we'll have the right colors for the future though. :D


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Posted April 27, 2016 - 06:35 PM

Has a purple tint on my screen. Otherwise looks great!

It could be my inexpensive Kodak or the mix may have been a little off - when they mix spray bombs they take a quart or pint formula and divide it to get a small quantity which usually results in fractions which can be hard to mix accurately on a paint scale.  It did look a appear to have a little purple tint on the first coat but after I sprayed a few more coats it appeared to be browner depending on which way the sunlight hit it - like I said it looks better in real life.


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Posted April 27, 2016 - 07:00 PM

OK..so you want it to look like surface rust?


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Posted April 27, 2016 - 07:01 PM

Looks very authentic. Might be a dumb question, but is the paint mix/code for the Cordovan Brown universal or is it just for the US/ Canada?
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Posted April 27, 2016 - 07:16 PM

OK..so you want it to look like surface rust?

No - the original paint had a very fine metallic in it.  Unfortunately the metallic is hard to see in the paint after being exposed to the elements for many years.  Attached are pictures of my second 1050 before I repainted it with what I believe was the original paint - hard to tell it had any metallic as it just looks like a rusty brown - as a result a lot of 1050's (including mine)  got painted the incorrect colour of brown. 

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Posted April 27, 2016 - 07:21 PM

Looks very authentic. Might be a dumb question, but is the paint mix/code for the Cordovan Brown universal or is it just for the US/ Canada?

I would think that it should be available world wide at an automotive store that sells paint - they may have to contact the paint supplier to get the mixing formula which is what the store I got it mixed at had to do as the original formula tinters have been outlawed in Canada due to VOC compliance. 


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Posted April 27, 2016 - 07:28 PM

Thanks Stew, that does make sense.

I see that Brian is going to coordinate all the paint codes for Bolens in the pinned Bolens Paint thread.

Cheers
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Posted April 27, 2016 - 07:33 PM

Looks very authentic. Might be a dumb question, but is the paint mix/code for the Cordovan Brown universal or is it just for the US/ Canada?

When having it mixed for my 1000,I took the paint numbers Brian provided and the Sherwin Willams paint supplier crossed the numbers,it came up as a 1965 AMC car match with the same name
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Posted April 27, 2016 - 07:39 PM

I wish we would have known all of this before most of us painted our machines

 

At least we'll have the right colors for the future though. :D

 

I see many years of restoration enjoyment in your future!!


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Posted April 27, 2016 - 07:47 PM

When having it mixed for my 1000,I took the paint numbers Brian provided and the Sherwin Willams paint supplier crossed the numbers,it came up as a 1965 AMC car match with the same name


Thanks Rick; very useful.
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Posted April 27, 2016 - 08:03 PM

Looks like a nice match to what Rick used. How many spay cans would you estimate it would take to paint the brown on a tubeframe?
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Posted April 27, 2016 - 08:14 PM

I would estimate about 7 to 10 if you are doing everything that was brown and it was all disassembled  - rear end, frame tubes, PTO, engine, front axle, centre support and driveshaft, front plate, clutch pedal, foot rests, drag link, steering column etc. - may take more or less depending on how many coats you spray and conditions.  I would suggest if you are painting the whole thing it would be less expensive to purchase a small touch up gun if you already have a compressor and buy a quart or two of paint and correct solvent to thin or reduce it with - what you do not use you could keep for the next tractor.


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