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Posted May 04, 2016 - 09:55 PM

Well, I decided to paint my simplicity 7016, mower deck and tiller. I got this whole set up free from my cousin a couple weeks ago, I was just going to use it the way it was till I realized how bad the rust was. The mower deck is terribly pitted and the tiller wasn't far behind. I figured since I'm painting the mower deck and tiller, I might as well paint the garden tractor while I'm at it.

 

I used a rust stop on everything, then primed and painted. I'm even using a paint gun not rattle cans. Although this isn't going to be a super nice restore paint job, this garden tractor is going to be used for all mowing and tilling. 

 

I already got the dash, fenders, tiller and mower painted. Hoping to do the frame and hood of the GT tomorrow morning.

 

After the pictures, I'm going to put new rings in the engine but that's after I get a little more cash up.

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Posted May 04, 2016 - 10:01 PM

Lookin really good!!!!  :)


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Posted May 04, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Looks great!!!I painted some on frakin tractor  today too...couldn't tell if the can was spying or not so I pointed it at Frakin(its the gray on the backhoe...Probably be upside down till an admin can fix it...I have tried all angels..none come out right.But we have great mods..they fix it right up(then send me hate mail...hehehe JK)

 

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Edited by KennyP, May 05, 2016 - 04:22 AM.
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Posted May 05, 2016 - 05:39 AM

That's coming very nice and will inspire others to try their hand with the spray gun.
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Posted May 05, 2016 - 06:00 AM

Looking good! That would be a sister to Alice!


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Posted May 05, 2016 - 06:06 AM

Great looking Job !

Question where did you get & what paint are you using? 


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Posted May 05, 2016 - 09:45 AM

Looking real good, like the orange on these. Like me I tore my grass cutter Bolens H16 down for a few repairs now I'm painting the whole tractor. Might even put a decal package on it...whooo who!
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Posted May 05, 2016 - 09:28 PM

Great looking Job !

Question where did you get & what paint are you using? 

 

Thanks, I just bought Rustoleum Allis Chalmers Orange, Rustoleum Glossy White, and Do-It Best spray can Black (wasn't enough black to use the paint gun).

I doubt these are the "correct" colors for Simplicity but it is what the local hardware store has and I don't have the money to go to a paint shop. I'm just wanting to stop the rust before I walk out in the morning and find 4 tires and a plastic steering wheel siting in a pile of dust :smilewink:


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Posted May 05, 2016 - 09:55 PM

Well, I just should of stayed home today and taken a day off.

The day started out with me pulling off the front wheels, it took me 30min just to get off one dust cap and skinned a fairly decent part off of my first finger. After the wheels were off, I tapped and covered the dash. Then I got the frame painted and all seemed to be going good. It took me a while to sand off the stickers on the hood with the angle grinder, finally got it all cleaned off, then primed/painted the hood. I got one small run in the hood so I grabbed a paper towel to dab at the run so I could repaint. With one light touch the hood leaps off it's saw horses does a full flip and lands upside down right in the middle of the sand driveway :wallbanging:  :mad2:.

I quickly grabbed the hood, set it back up on the saw horses and started washing off the paint with mineral spirits and cleaned all the paint/primer back off. Then I re primed/painted the hood and right when I finished my air hose was in a knot, so I kinda pulled and whipped the paint gun around to untangle the hose, mean while I forgot to put the lid on the paint gun and I dumped several cups of white paint on my shoulder, arm, chest, and I had paint dripping off of my fingers. I tossed the paint gun down and grabbed the jug of mineral spirits and the GoJo hand cleaner and ran to the spigot. I got most of the paint off and then I continued working so the paint would half way dry since I have a 10 minute car ride home.

 

But I guess I got about everything painted, I still need to paint the wheels, but first I need to find some tires. I'm going to put on the front wheels tomorrow and hopefully get some tilling done.

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Posted May 06, 2016 - 04:39 AM

Those big hoods are a pain to paint for sure! Looks much better! I'd get together and let it sit in the sun today! Let that paint cure a little before using it.


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 06:53 AM

Glad you got yourself together. In spite of your problems your efforts are already looking well worth it. It seems like if we have problems it's always with the hoods. One time I had a little beard hair fall right in the middle of my hood.

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Posted May 06, 2016 - 06:56 AM

Thanks, I'll roll it out of the shed this morning and use it this evening.

 

That hood wasn't as bad to paint as the hood on my VW bug lol


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 10:47 PM

Got it home today, I still need to mount the fuel tank, seat and clean the old spray paint off the headlight lenses.

I also need to get a muffler put on which shouldn't be to big of a deal.

 

It's not the best paint job in the world, but it sure is a lot better then the rust.

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Posted May 07, 2016 - 04:30 AM

Looks a lot better! Need some decals now!


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Posted May 07, 2016 - 06:13 AM

Looks like it's ready to work. Turned out nice.
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