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Old 05-26-2011, 12:05 PM
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Default Repainting Cub Cadet 122- paint type questions

I'm going to be repainting a Cub Cadet 122 that someone painted red. I want to paint it in the original colors but I don't know what type of paint I should use. There is a key fob in the color of the tractor that says "BASF Inmont Automotive Paints". I'm not sure if this is an enamel or an acrylic or what else it could be.

Can I sand this paint down a bit and then spray on top of it or do I need to sand it down to bare metal? Also, what type of paint should I use? Cub Cadet sells the original enamel, but how does that perform compared to an entry level automotive paint such as PPG Omni?

Does anyone have any tips related to spraying?



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Old 05-26-2011, 12:28 PM
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I'm going to be repainting a Cub Cadet 122 that someone painted red. I want to paint it in the original colors but I don't know what type of paint I should use. There is a key fob in the color of the tractor that says "BASF Inmont Automotive Paints". I'm not sure if this is an enamel or an acrylic or what else it could be.

Can I sand this paint down a bit and then spray on top of it or do I need to sand it down to bare metal? Also, what type of paint should I use? Cub Cadet sells the original enamel, but how does that perform compared to an entry level automotive paint such as PPG Omni?

Does anyone have any tips related to spraying?



Thanks,
Marshall
Marshall here's the paint codes. They use the serial number of your tractor to get the correct paint colors. Once you get that info you can cross refrence the paint to diffrent paint makers.

http://www.onlycubcadets.net/forum/showthread.php?t=19

I'm not a painter so can't provide any tips but we have some real pro's here that can lay down the paint with the best of them.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:12 PM
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USUALLY,
If the base paint is in good shape, as in not peeling, chipping or areas of rust showing through, it can be scuffed and shot in the desired color/product.
When you have no clue as to what the paint/product is, then it is best to follow the manufactures advice of the paint you are shooting.
Some will advise to apply a sealer coat/primer, to prevent it from lifting the paint on there now.
If the paint on there is a quality product as in automotive/industrial, not a $1.99 hardware rattle can, the outcome most likely will be good.
If not, it would be best to strip everything and start from bare metal.
Sometimes a small test part/area can be painted with your intended paint and see how it turns out.
There is nothing more discouraging then shooting a beautiful paint and a job you are proud of, only to come back the next day to see it lifting & wrinkling because of incompatibility of products used.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:24 PM
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marshallj25 you do not have to get it down to bare metal if the paint is in good shape. just sand it and prime it then spary your paint. i recmond useing ppg paint. we used dupont centari paint on are 124 and 128.
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"Lifting" can also happen if you are waiting too long between coats of paint. I try not to wait more than 6 minuts between coats.
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