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Postby jimpt » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:23 am

I have masked everything, will someone tell me what should not be painted in the engine compartment(dist cap, wires etc ) is there anything else I am forgetting? also do you have the dimensions of the hood extensions ??thanks guys

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Re: paint

Postby NJ Farmer » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:28 pm

I wouldn't bother painting the carburetor since paint never seems to stay on. Painting any part of a Cub is like "dealers" choice because it your eye that is going to see it all the time and you may like some items in different colors.
Personally I like the starters painted black. Why black I have no Idea but I like the starter painted black like it came off a 53 Chevrolet. So unless your showing in the next tractor show it your call. I would suggest a higher temperature paint on the Exhaust/ Intake manifold but eventually the heat will burn off the paint on the exhaust side.

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Re: paint

Postby dgrapes59 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:21 pm

When new they sprayed it all, I believe the metal starter tag may have been the only thing masked off. As mentioned, I wouldn't paint the carb or any wiring you can avoid, it becomes a matter of personal preference. If you unhook/remove wiring, be sure to have bright, shiny contacts (no paint) when you hook it back up. :wink:

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Re: paint

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:33 pm

dgrapes59 wrote:When new they sprayed it all, I believe the metal starter tag may have been the only thing masked off.

Ammeter face, oil pressure gauge face, generator tag, light lenses

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Re: paint

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:16 pm

Don McCombs wrote:
dgrapes59 wrote:When new they sprayed it all, I believe the metal starter tag may have been the only thing masked off.

Ammeter face, oil pressure gauge face, generator tag, light lenses

Generator, starter and serial tags. Connectors at ends of wires, entire magneto or distributor cap, gauge face(s). Fuel strainer. Steering wheel rim, seat cushion. Some of those items were installed after the tractor was painted and kept the finish they already had, including rear rims, probably the steering wheel, seat.

Later on, some parts were painted before installation so they could have 2 colors (e.g. grille, hood/tank, deluxe seat frame, rear wheel disks).


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