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400 series yellow paint

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#1 casualhero OFFLINE  

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 01:15 AM

Hey y'all. Just picked up my first Gravely rider today. She's a 1971 432 Commercial that runs great and just needs a light resto. It seems like you can find paint codes for everything EXCEPT the yellow used on the commercial series. Somebody painted over the original with some shade of cub cadet yellow with a brush that looks horrible. Can anyone help out with a paint code or a manufacturer that produces a close approximation of that shade of yellow? You can still see some original paint peeking out from underneath.

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 04:31 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! That's something I would like to know as I have a 450.


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Posted July 08, 2016 - 05:12 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !  Was only the 400s series yellow ? 


Edited by Alc, July 08, 2016 - 05:12 AM.

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 05:14 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !  Was only the 400s series yellow ? 

I think so.


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Posted July 08, 2016 - 07:40 AM

If they painted it with a brush, they probably didn't disassemble it first. Pull some parts and look for original paint underneath. Take that to a good paint shop and they can match it.

If that doesn't work, I'd start removing the brushed on paint with lacquer thinner until I got to original paint then go to the paint supply house.

Good luck.
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Posted July 08, 2016 - 07:46 AM

:welcometogttalk: Nice!



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Posted July 08, 2016 - 07:48 AM

Morning. Nice machine, congrats :thumbs: Old Cub Cadet Yellow (#759-3258-spray can, #759-3263-quart) is pretty much what folks use on the Commercial riders. Very, very close to original. I actually had the opportunity to put two vintage paint samples side by side once to illustrate this. The vertical piece is off a '67 Gravely 430 Commercial, the horizontal is off a '71 IH LoBoy.

 

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 12:22 PM

And some day soon, Ellis will be throwing down some of that yellow.
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Posted July 08, 2016 - 02:13 PM

And some day soon, Ellis will be throwing down some of that yellow.

 

If the Red Sea could be parted, there's always hope for me, Scott.



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Posted July 08, 2016 - 03:16 PM

If the Red Sea could be parted, there's always hope for me, Scott.


And those boots probably still look like new, I'm guessing.
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Posted July 08, 2016 - 03:27 PM

Here's a pic of my 450 for you to look at.

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 04:11 PM

And some day soon, Ellis will be throwing down some of that yellow.

He might be waiting for you to come east and show him how.

Edited by shorty, July 08, 2016 - 04:11 PM.

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Posted July 10, 2016 - 10:32 PM

Wow! I really appreciate all the responses!
As far as I know (please correct me if I'm wrong ) all the commercial series were painted white and yellow between '67-'71, and I think that covers both riders and walk-behinds. I have discovered that the white is Dodge paint code DT1417 but dang if that stuff isn't pricy by the quart!
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Posted July 10, 2016 - 10:34 PM

Also, anyone here going to the mow-in this year? Was thinking of going and bringing the 432 and possibly my 5240.
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Posted July 11, 2016 - 01:19 AM

I bought a spray can of Old Cub Cadet Yellow (#759-3258-spray can) - pricey. I sprayed a 2" square of aluminum and had my local Ace Hardware match it in their Rust-Stop metal enamel for the same cost as a standard quart.

I'm going to the Mow-In but I won't be bringing any tractors, only an empty SUV and $$.
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