Hey Guys, I have been looking for a sleeve hitch for my 1669L XL series tractor for a while with no luck. I decided to fabricate one from the parts drawings on the forum. Then I happened to be PMing Paulgo and he mentioned he had a sleeve hitch for sale that would fit my 1669L tractor. I purchased it from Paulgo and received it in the mail about a month ago.
Today I had a chance to begin to clean the sleeve hitch up and to paint the brackets.
Here are the before pictures.
Setting up and started preparing the brackets for paint.
Cleaned the brackets with lacquer thinner and applied 3 light coats of self etching primer waiting 2 minutes in between coats.
You have to wait 30 minutes for the self etching primer to dry before applying the dark hunter green gloss enamel. Applied three light coats of dark hunter green gloss enamel waiting 2 minutes between coats.
The clear coat can be applied 2 minutes after the last coat of dark hunter green is applied. Applied 3 light coats of gloss clear coat enamel.
Here is the finished bracket.