Re: IH Silver?

Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:11 pm

gitractorman wrote:The amount of "hammered" look depends on how thick you apply the paint, but if you paint it in light coats, it will not look very hammered at all.

That's a fact. And I did light coats to avoid any runs. Nice color hammered or not so I couldn't miss. Highly recommend it.

Re: IH Silver?

Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:41 pm


Jim and Al are correct on this ... and I made the same darn mistake searching as I have time and time before because I forget that it has to be electro-galvanizing. You are lucky as there is a couple shops that serve your area of NY .. so it still is an option - electro-galvanizing company near altamont ny - Blast Cleaning Services Suppliers serving Upstate New York

If you just want to paint then I would suggest Case/IH Silver as Cecil recommends.

Re: IH Silver?

Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:36 am

I'm just finishing up a Farmall H my Dad bought new in 1943.I used PPG 8568 Urethane on the rims.I really like it.
Alot more work than a rattle cans.

Re: IH Silver?

Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:29 am

i use whatever silver i have in stock, once its done you can put with other cubs and you cant tell which is correct.

Re: IH Silver?

Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:04 am

Been watching your outstanding work and posted pictures. Great job!!
As others have said that the Rustoleum Hammered Silver will work real well and the price is right at Wal-Mart. I used on my 48 and it worked real and looks original!
Sam in central PA

Re: IH Silver?

Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:44 pm

I have always used Case/IH Silver.

Re: IH Silver?

Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:05 pm

I bought a lightly used set of rims that came off a cub used only for mowing. The inside of the rims looked nearly new. I found some paint that matched it almost perfectly. Here is the link...


Re: IH Silver?

Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:22 pm

Was going to use GM wheel silver, but the paint store guy said I would like Ford Argent Silver better. I'm sure it's not a match, but I like the color and the shine (Centari)!

Re: IH Silver?

Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:45 am

I brushed on the IronGard silver on the last set of rims I did and it came out nice.

Re: IH Silver?

Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:56 pm

Has anyone ever noticed the diversity of replies that exist for posts on paint? Man O'man - so many good posts and many with pix - What's a FCUB restorer to do? I guess, I'm going to need to see one in person at the NE CubFest and decide. It's damn near time I get Rex '48 on wheels.

Re: IH Silver?

Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:11 pm

I am with Rob, any silver paint will be fine, it is not rocket science!

Re: IH Silver?

Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:26 am

Seems like paint color and oil viscosity topics always get a lot of forum attention.

The following statements are the opinions of one individual and do not reflect upon the members of the forum.
Tractors with paint seem to rust slower. (regardless of color) EXCEPT GREEN
Engines seem to run longer with oil in them. (regardless of the viscosity)

Re: IH Silver?

Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:55 pm

Too bad you're not here in central IL - $125 gets all 4 wheels done! Red on front & disc, silver on the rear rims - scratches are going to be less on the powder coated than on a paint job and mine are working tractors! Dusty B

Re: IH Silver?

Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:01 pm

A true "restorer" only has one option. Recreate the original electro galvanized finish. Otherwise you are forever doomed to be a fix-er-upper.

:big give up:

Re: IH Silver?

Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:36 pm

I use a Rustoleum product called "cold galvanizing" found at Menards to touch up chain link fence posts. It comes in two "colors" both are silver but I think the "bright" matches better don't remember the other "color" name but it is a bit chalky looking.