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My next project-Done

Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:48 am

My Super A needs some re-painting on the fuel tank, hood, and front end. The tank has original paint and whoever was in charge of fueling made sure 1 gal of gas on the tank before it went in the tank, hood is a repaint with orange peel, front end is original with some scratches down to bare metal. No rust and no dents so this should be a breeze. I wish I was a better painter, but I have to learn by doing.


Tom
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Re: My next project

Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:38 am

Tom:

They say that practice makes perfect ... and it sure looks like you been practicing a lot :applause: Nice paint job :big smile:

Re: My next project

Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:46 am

I haven't painted anything yet Rudi. I bought that tractor that clean with most of the paint original. I'm pretty confident on this job though. No body work, just prepare it properly for a show quality paint job!


Tom

Re: My next project

Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:58 am

Tom:

You haven't painted it yet :shock: :oops: Okay... then this is really gonna look good -- and you are right, the whole secret to a top notch job is preparation. Good prep = good top coat.

Re: My next project

Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:47 pm

I've got some close-ups that show why I want to repaint the tank, hood, and front end. I couldn't see taking pictures of orange peel, so no hood pics.
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Re: My next project

Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:38 am

I started painting this morning. I scuffed the backside and underside of the parts and primed them. No sense wasting time and supplies on something you wont see. Since it's fathers day and very humid today, I just stopped there, pulled down the big garage door and turned on the AC in the garage so I can putz around the rest of the day.


Tom
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Re: My next project

Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:55 am

Well, I painted this morning. I'm pretty happy with how it came out. 1 run you have to be on your hands and knees to see, 1 spot of fish eye, a couple insect trails. I can fix all that, but this is how it looks for now.
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Re: My next project

Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:33 pm

Aside from the decals, It's done!
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Re: My next project-Done

Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:35 pm

Tom:

Ok.. now it looks really good :D :!: :wink: Nice paint job.

Re: My next project-Done

Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:09 am

Thanks Rudi, It turned out good except for a few little bugs that went for a swim.


Tom

Re: My next project-Done

Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:28 am

Tom,
Rattle can or HVLP spray gun? What paint did you use. I sure wanna learn to do that.

Re: My next project-Done

Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:12 am

Roy, I used an HVLP gun, just a cheap one from Wal-Mart. I used a paint called Town & country by Majic. I also used their reducer and hardner. I bought it from a Big R store, like Farm & Fleet, a farm store. It goes on pretty good. This is the third time I've used it and I like it. It seems a hair lighter shade than the rest of the tractor, but I haven't looked at it in the sun yet.

Once it dries good and gets about 50 coats of wax like the rest of my tractors, it wont matter. I accomplished my mission. get the scratches out of the front section, get rid of the orange peel from the hood, get the gas staind paint off the tank.

Thanks for the compliment.


Tom

Re: My next project-Done

Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:04 pm

Ok, I am jealous! I've been wanting an A, now I really want one!!
KT

Re: My next project-Done

Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:14 pm

I feel like I lucked out when I got this Super A. It had excellent care all it's life. Now if my decals would get here-------


Tom

Re: My next project-Done

Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:49 pm

My wife and I traveled to South Bend, In over the memorial day holiday and seen a nice AI along highway 24. I think it was for sale, but wasn't sure. It had a new woods belly mower under it, and looked like it had been painted a few years ago.

KT
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