About time to repaint my tractor- AGAIN!
I have done it both ways, with proper spray guns, and with rattle cans.
The last time I did it, I think I went crazy with rattle cans on blue parts and spray guns on white parts. The cans ended up "spitting" paint blobs on the final coat. No matter what I did, I could not keep the rattle can nozzles from puddling paint and throwing it. I also had some reaction between the primer layer and the final layer, so it dried into an unbecoming crackled finish.
I also did not paint the side panels because at the time I could not locate LGT side decals- I finally found some so side panels are now a priority.
The white rear seat/fender area was sandblasted about 5 years ago. It just needs light touch up. Perhaps I should just drop the side panels off at the machine shop for professional blasting.. hmmmm....
...So tonight I ask several important pressing questions in the garden tractor world.
1st. Can I get Ford LGT blue/white only at the dealership? or can any paint store enter a computer code and match it?
2nd. If I go with my spray guns ( I have a HVLP, and several traditional compressor fed guns)- what kind of paint do you recommend (accelerators/hardeners/and such) What is the best compromise between quality and value?
3rd. What kind of primer? so I don't get the reaction I had last time. (they were both acrylic)- look at the crackled blue pic...
4rth. I need to blast some rust off the side panels, What media is best? regular sandblasting sand? I can't get to my dad's sandblaster gun- I'm thinking of picking up a cheap HF pressurized blaster. Thoughts?
(editors note- I am in the getting ideas phase. The repaint might be later in the summer- please do not get your hopes up quite yet!)
Edited by dualresponse1731, May 23, 2016 - 06:17 PM.