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#1 ACmowerguy OFFLINE  

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Posted May 04, 2016 - 11:20 PM

I am going to finish up my MF16 this summer and I'm wondering what the correct color would be for the fuel tank?  It was repainted red when I acquired the tractor. Should it be the same "Flint Gray Metallic" as the chassis?   Also wondering, what have you guys been using for the "Silver Mist" on the grille?  I have so far used AGCO paint for the chassis but would like to procure something locally for the grille. Preferably something compatible with Rustoleum primers.  I have attached a few pics of some of the parts (and a few unrelated ones) in progress.

 

 

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Posted May 05, 2016 - 03:03 AM

The gas tank gets painted flint gray. As far as the silver mist I heard rust oleum wheel silver is a good match. I haven't tried it yet. If you look in the massey forum Jeff's 1855 restoration this gets discussed. It current so it'll be near top of the massey forum.
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Posted May 05, 2016 - 06:38 AM

I used Rustoleum wheel silver for grille and rims on my Massey MF 14

 

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Posted May 05, 2016 - 08:02 AM

I used Rustoleum wheel silver for grille and rims on my Massey MF 14

 

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Rustoleum Wheel Silver is nearly an exact match.  You'll be very happy with it.


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Posted May 05, 2016 - 09:19 AM

Tank is Flint Gray


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Posted May 05, 2016 - 05:03 PM

I"m real happy how it turned out  Used Universal Red equipment paint for the red, Went to the Massey dealer for the Flint grey and Lowes for the Wheel silver.

I painted engine, dash insert, steering column and drive shaft Semi-Gloss black. Grille and wheels I used wheel silver, Fenders, hood, dash, front bumper and running boards red and rest of tractor and parts Flint grey.


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Posted May 05, 2016 - 11:36 PM

Thanks guys!  I have a few cans of that wheel paint and had tried it on the MF12 rims a few years ago with poor results, but I may have had a bad can, or maybe it wasn't actually the silver, but maybe aluminum or some other similar color.



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Posted May 06, 2016 - 12:32 AM

Thanks guys!  I have a few cans of that wheel paint and had tried it on the MF12 rims a few years ago with poor results, but I may have had a bad can, or maybe it wasn't actually the silver, but maybe aluminum or some other similar color.

 

Just make sure it's Rustoleum Wheel Silver and you prep the surface VERY well because imperfections will show through when you paint the parts that silver color.  Do it right, spend the time, and you'll be very happy with the results.



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Posted May 06, 2016 - 06:39 AM

Lots of light coats with the wheel silver.

Mine did run abit but once they are dirty you dont notice


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Posted May 14, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Turns out the wheel paint I had was "steel wheel" rather than silver.  Will try to pick some up at an auto parts store.






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