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Old 02-26-2017, 10:09 AM
finsruskw finsruskw is online now
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I jus shot my 104 the other day, OUTSIDE, in IOWA, in the middle of FEB!! w/iron guard. Turned out super.
Can't wait to get started on reassembly!

Another really close match for the yellow is Rustoleum #280145 Transport Yellow, hard to find around here though.
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:05 PM
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I'm restoring a 102. The "majic paint" from TSC in quarts isn't horrible if you use reducer and hardener. It takes 2 or three coats and 24hrs between coats. Their rattle cans are horrible all the way around. No coverage and no pressure coming out. Gonna try urethane enamel next and see how that works. Just my two cents
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by finsruskw View Post
I jus shot my 104 the other day, OUTSIDE, in IOWA, in the middle of FEB!! w/iron guard. Turned out super.
Can't wait to get started on reassembly!

Another really close match for the yellow is Rustoleum #280145 Transport Yellow, hard to find around here though.
You even painted your hat.
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:33 PM
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I am re-doing my Cub 149 and used Magic rattle can Cub Yellow from Tractor Supply on my frame. I absolutely will not use it again. Paint is too soft and takes forever to dry. I bought a can of rust-oleum Gloss Marigold and sprayed my Hydro Pump and Cylinder with it. Went on well and dried fast. Pretty sure it will be a hard finish. Looked a little lighter in color than the Magic paint. Has any one used it on their Tractor? Also saw a Rust-oleum Yellow Eq. Catipaller rattle can spray paint. Any one used this and if so, how does it compare color wise to the Cub Yellow spray can from a Cub Cadet dealer? Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance for your help. Have a great day.
I have used rust-oleum farm & implement transport yellow--nice paint matches newer cub--also Valspar tractor & implement #5339=25 cub cadet yellow--is lighter color--looked good
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:54 PM
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Folks have posted in this thread and elsewhere that Dupli-Color (Duplicolor) School Bus Yellow is a good match for the old cadet yellow. Its not, or not anymore. I had my carb and tank off to rebuild and clean and seeing that the Dupli-Color was a good match, ran to Pep Boys to pick up a can to shoot the tank, air cover, and some other parts. The cap looks close but the actual paint is way off. See photo. I thought this can must be a bad batch to be so far off from the cap color, so picked up a second can from a different store (O'Reilly) with different packaging and got the same way off pale yellow color. Maybe they changed their formula but I definitely do not recommend. What a waste of time and effort.
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:47 AM
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This is an old thread and there are a ton of paint threads here. I would suggest next time or any time your using rattle can and trying to match a color. Spray a small test piece first. I have returned rattle cans at home depot already for lack of pressure, wrong color etc. But they can't refund your time.
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Old 04-01-2020, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by freestonerivers View Post
I agree Rust-oleum is the ticket. At less than 4 bucks a can you can do the whole tractor for 25 bucks. I just picked up the almond also need to see if it matches the white (off white). not the best pic but this is the 107 I have been working on this winter. First facelift and had a blast, beginning and under construction
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Freestonerivers, I will validate the Rustoleum Almond color. I used it to repaint the front wheels on my 1978 Quietline 1100. You can see the results in my photo album. The rest of the tractor had its original paint. It turned out great. The Almond is an excellent cost-effective solution for the 1970's era quietline tractors off-white color.
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Old 04-15-2020, 07:24 PM
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Default TSC Paint

I refinished both of these cubs with majic paint from TSC in the rattle cans. No problems issues or drying. covered great and colors match perfectly. Not sure what the problem is????
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Old 07-20-2021, 08:12 AM
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I see a lot of complaints about drying time on the Magic yellow paint sold at Tractor Supply. Keeping in mind, drying time depends on the temperature and humidity makes all the difference in the paint curing time. Also make sure at the time of purchase that the paint you are buying has not been subject to freezing temperatures.....
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