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Old 03-10-2018, 09:35 AM
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I want to re-paint a 48" GT deck that came with a tractor I bought last fall. It is pretty rusty - a few spots had large rust chunks coming off, but not enough that I think it's in danger of rotting through. My plan was to sand blast, put on rust converting primer, and paint the right cyclops yellow.

I was doing some reading on here and found a thread where someone explained that the cub paint is basically "industrial enamel" meant to be applied on bare metal and that if you spray it over primer, it will take weeks to months to harden.

What would be the best approach for my situation?
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:55 AM
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I am no painter! However, many who have painted these little trophies use the appropriate hardeners and reducers and have had good luck with quick drying and glossy results. Olds45512, aka Tim is the resident expert when it comes to painting. Maybe he will chime in and offer his expertise.
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Whoever told you you can't put CC paint over primer is fos. I'm not a fan of rust converter, and if you sandblast, it's irrelevant. No more rust to "convert". Shoot it with an epoxy primer, and the paint of your choice. I suggest DuPont, Nason, PPG.... whatever you want. Use hardener.
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If you sandblast it then there is no need for rust converter. Give it a good coat of quality epoxy primer and wait about 45 minutes then lay the paint to it.
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Whoever told you you can't put CC paint over primer is fos. I'm not a fan of rust converter, and if you sandblast, it's irrelevant. No more rust to "convert". Shoot it with an epoxy primer, and the paint of your choice. I suggest DuPont, Nason, PPG.... whatever you want. Use hardener.
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Thanks everybody for the advice! A quart of paint should be enough, right?
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Thanks everybody for the advice! A quart of paint should be enough, right?
I'd hope so. Depends on how many coats you use I suppose. Yellow sucks.
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I've used rust converter if they are really bad--too expensive and too much trouble to get one blasted around here. I've also just wire wheeled and sanded, primed an painted. Come to think of it, I did blast my 60" Haban. The Haban was shot with a qt of Cadet paint, no hardener, primed wither with lacquer or rattle can primer (same stuff). It is just fine after 8 yrs or so of using. The 128 deck was painted 20 years ago with the same stuff, but no sandblasting--still looks fine. My 1811 deck had to get the rust converter treatment, and then it got rattle can primer and paint---only been a year of use but so far so good.

I will say the 2284 has a 54" deck and that one scares me. Lots of flaking rust with a weird looking rust underneath. I may have to find a sandblaster for that job.
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Here are a few I did.
http://www.onlycubcadets.net/forum/s...ighlight=Haban

http://www.onlycubcadets.net/forum/s...ht=3240&page=3
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Well, I finally got started blasting my deck. My compressor puts out about 6 cfm @ 90 psi and it's just too small. I thought I could deal with it by taking frequent breaks but the POS Harbor Freight blaster I have takes so long to get unclogged and rolling that my air is already depleted and compressor kicked back on before I can get to actually blasting.

I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and take it in somewhere to get blasted. Anyone happen to be in central Iowa and have any suggestions?
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