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Taking the ugly out of a 738 Broadmoor


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#1 rickpilgrim OFFLINE  

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Posted March 07, 2017 - 09:45 PM

Spent the past few evenings taking the rusty old 738 ( more like a 5010 actually) and making it look better.
I used Rustoleum Chevy Red/Orange engine paint and Rustoleum 2X white plus Rustoleum 2X clear coat after a stiff wire brushing with an angle grinder. This red-orange is the closest match to what was under the seat pan than anything else I've tried except the red 1 orange 4 mix I used on the model L walking tractor.

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Posted March 07, 2017 - 10:34 PM

While restoring/painting tractors goes against my religion, im happy to see that you atleast used the right colors. Ive seen people paint them red, and even in some extreme cases, an allis big ten orange, instead of yellow



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Posted March 08, 2017 - 10:21 AM

I should have taken a before pic. I suspect this machine sat outside all its life and there was no paint on the hood top,sides of the seat pan and wheels.
Rustoleum Chevy Red/orange paint seems very close to the color used in the 1960's/70's simplicity machine but if you use it you must clear coat it for it to last




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