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Old 11-08-2018, 01:39 PM
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I sand my grills and wheel weights with a DA sander. Just took the really high peaks off.

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Old 11-08-2018, 02:31 PM
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:33 PM
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There are aluminum ones out there, and are smooooooth, just need to find one though...
we have a few here...
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:03 PM
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The casting has "texture", not pits, sheesh!!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:40 PM
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How is removing the casting texture on the grille the tractor came with "restoration"???? Sounds more like a modification to me...
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DoubleO7 View Post
The casting has "texture", not pits, sheesh!!!
What he said. Castings rarely "pit", just clean the rust off, slap some primer and paint on and go.

Here is one I did when I was 18. We used wire brushes (lots of them) to clean it.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:29 PM
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The lower casting is supposed to be rough... that's how cast iron parts are.. wire brush it, prime and paint!

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Old 11-18-2018, 03:27 PM
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Despite my better judgement I’ll chime in to this controversial subject: similar to painting a Cub Cadet - Green. What you can do is 2-4 coats of high build primer and / or a skim coat of 3M Premium Glaze or “Body Fill” also EverCoat Rage Ultra is some good quality filler. Do not buy USC or Bondo brands as they are a nightmare to sand. Spend a little extra, a quart will be more than enough. Start with 80 grit then work up to 320 or higher to avoid sand scratches showing in the final paint. It’s not for the average re-paint but if you want the best quality then you have to do what no one else does.
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