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Old 10-31-2009, 10:31 PM
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I have also used Rustoleum antique white,and on a total repaint looks good. havent tried it just to touchup,my stuff usually needs a complete resto. Woody
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:37 PM
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For the white, I have been using Rustoleum's Appliance Epoxy spray paint, (Almond) from the big orange home store. Unlike the OEM paint, it's got so much pigment, you almost have to try to make it run, so a can of it goes a long way. It leaves a real nice shine, stays soft for a while, but after a couple of weeks it gets real hard and very durable. As per the instructions on the can, don't use primer and don't repaint until after 2 weeks, as it will "lift" the undercoat. At approx 4 bucks a can, it's hard to beat.

Note the color of Rustoleum's Appliance Epoxy that's close to OEM is Almond, not their color designated "Biscuit".

Considering typical fading and that my tractors are workers, I can't tell the difference between it and OEM paint. No doubt not recommended for show tractors though.

The black color of this paint is great too for motors.

As a side note, many boaters (including myself) use Appliance Epoxy on outdrives and it seems to hold up better than any other rattle can paint, but not as good as a urethane.
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:44 AM
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I recently went to a local hardware store that sells valspar. He did a computer match but it was a little too bright. After taking it home and trying it I decided to do it again. The second try he nailed it. I took a belly plate with original paint. I figured this part sees the least sun. The paint is valspar anti-rust oil base enamel, nothing fancy and only $11 a quart. I use a small bit of penetrol, thin to spray and so far it has worked well.
I also use the rustoleum almond in a rattle can for the IH white. I use the enamel though and not the epoxy. I have found their almond to be a very close match.
These are a couple of things I've found to keep costs down.
I would also like to hear some feedback on clearcoating. I haven't done much other than rattle cans and would appreciate any tips. I've heard it can help with UV protection.
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To really do it right, it needs to be sprayed.
I haven't restored my 124 yet, but I will happen before spring.
The best paint to use for machines is Ditzler....beat it with a hammer and you'll damage the crap out the panel, but the paint barely be marked.
IMRON is also tough paint.....but they've changed the chemical makeup, and I haven't sprayed it in years.
And an additional point, you nee to be able to sand and buff imperfections....can't do that with rustoleum.
I'll post pics when I'm finished, including the formulas I go with.
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For the white, I have been using Rustoleum's Appliance Epoxy spray paint, (Almond) from the big orange home store. Unlike the OEM paint, it's got so much pigment, you almost have to try to make it run, so a can of it goes a long way. It leaves a real nice shine, stays soft for a while, but after a couple of weeks it gets real hard and very durable. As per the instructions on the can, don't use primer and don't repaint until after 2 weeks, as it will "lift" the undercoat. At approx 4 bucks a can, it's hard to beat.

Note the color of Rustoleum's Appliance Epoxy that's close to OEM is Almond, not their color designated "Biscuit".

Considering typical fading and that my tractors are workers, I can't tell the difference between it and OEM paint. No doubt not recommended for show tractors though.

The black color of this paint is great too for motors.

As a side note, many boaters (including myself) use Appliance Epoxy on outdrives and it seems to hold up better than any other rattle can paint, but not as good as a urethane.
Was wondering what color Rustoleum ( spray can ) you would recommend for the Federal yellow used on the early cc mine is a 123 , in need of some touch up
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Easy way to color match, https://youtu.be/KBZz866UUQM
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I have color matched paint using this technique. The spectrometer will give you a very close match. I take mine to the local auto paint shop that specializes in PPG products.
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I have color matched paint using this technique. The spectrometer will give you a very close match. I take mine to the local auto paint shop that specializes in PPG products.
Yeah, my Napa can do this and make a can of spray paint in the matched color. Not cheap, though.
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