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Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby JustJim » Tue May 17, 2022 4:32 pm

Hello gang-

I’m having a frustrating day, and you folks have been such an incredible resource, I thought to reach out to you for help.

My ‘49 Cub I’ve been working on for a year is perhaps 95% completed. But I have a few more things to paint including the hood/tank.

When I started this project, I brought home Rustoleum Farm Implement paint from my local TSC. I bought the IH red, as well as a can of Massey Ferguson red. I painted each of the “doglegs” in one of the colors, and both my sweet bride and I preferred the MH red.

TSC quit carrying the Rustoleum paint, but I have had no problem ordering it by the carton from Home Depot. Went to order today, and they showed out of stock. No problem says I, I’ll just get it from Amazon. Hmm, out of stock there too. So now I’ve spent a fruitless hour searching online, and I am not finding it. Some retailers are advising it is discontinued.

Thus I’m reaching out to my Cub family - do any of you have a possible source? At this point, I’m a bit frantic, and I would gladly drive 100 miles to get 6 or 10 cans to finish this job. I’m in north Georgia just 60 miles or so from the Tennessee border. If any of you are in TN, AL or GA and find this in stock at a local retailer, would you kindly shoot me a message?

Worst case, I presume a good automotive paint supplier could mix up a matching paint, and I could pay the local custom car shop to spray my hood after I prep it. But I still have small parts to paint, and I would really love to finish the whole thing myself.

So there’s my story. Thanks in advance for any hopeful leads!

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Re: Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby JustJim » Tue May 17, 2022 4:40 pm

BTW: the product number is 280134 in spray cans. If someone were to come across this in a quart (non spray can), I recon I'd snap that up as well.

Thanks... Jim

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Re: Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue May 17, 2022 4:47 pm

If you have to have some mixed, they can also load spray cans. Or you can buy special empty cans that you fill with paint and pressurize. What you have there looks real nice.
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Re: Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby JustJim » Tue May 17, 2022 4:54 pm

Thank you Bob. Well, my Cub family must have sent out some good vibrations. I just searched with a different engine and found a place that says they have it. Ordered two cartons. Was more expensive, but if it gets here, I'll be doing the old happy dance! :{_}:

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Re: Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby Clemsonfor » Tue May 17, 2022 8:46 pm

Yea I was going to say it's out there but you will probably pay more.

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Re: Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby ricky racer » Wed May 18, 2022 8:08 am

I was looking for some John Deere green paint locally too but could only find it in Majic paint and ended up buying it. I should have known better but used it anyway. Anyway, after using it, I had to sand it all off. :evil:
I was able to find some Rustoleum in a quart can. I bought it an sprayed it with a gun with much better results.
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Re: Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby Stanton » Wed May 18, 2022 11:50 am

Jim, glad to hear you found some. It’s weird how using a different search engine can open up other avenues—or how some limit your options. I’m not trying to open up a new conversation on that topic, just stating a fact.

Anyway, post some pics when you get it all painted!
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Re: Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby JustJim » Wed May 18, 2022 1:58 pm

Thanks all.

Stanton- If your ears were burning night before last, I'm responsible. I think it was you who posted a nice tutorial on reupholstering the Cub seat. Well goodness I'm ignorant! I thought they were all just simple pan seats, although I did wonder what I was seeing in the seam around the edges.

Well, thanks to you I had to start prying and hammering away at that crimped edge. Quite a pain, but now it's all open and the canvas remnants cleaned out. I ordered a piece of heavy sailcloth, and I'll do my best approximation of the "silvered" canvas as originally fitted.

Gee whiz, this project never ends. When they lay me down in the old pine box, I'll probably throw the lid open and say, "Wait, I gotta' do one more thing to the Cub!" :lol:

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Re: Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby Dale Finch » Wed May 18, 2022 2:07 pm

Hey, JustJim! After you figure YOUR seat out, I have a few that have pulled out from under the crimped edge that I'll bet you could fix up!!! :lol:
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Re: Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby JustJim » Thu May 19, 2022 1:11 am

Dale Finch wrote:Hey, JustJim! After you figure YOUR seat out, I have a few that have pulled out from under the crimped edge that I'll bet you could fix up!!! :lol:


Dale- I'll bet that might be a challenge. May have to wet the material to make it willing to stretch and permit you to drive the rolled edge back in place before securing. Would be fun to try!

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Re: Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby Pap » Thu May 19, 2022 7:46 am

You the man Jim.
I don't think I would be able to do that.
Good Luck. I am looking forward to seeing it.

PS. I still love that shifter nob. :D
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Re: Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby Clemsonfor » Fri May 20, 2022 7:10 am

Pap wrote:You the man Jim.
I don't think I would be able to do that.
Good Luck. I am looking forward to seeing it.

PS. I still love that shifter nob. :D

Wow nice catch!

Unless it's been polished I would think that end would be awfully rough on the hand.

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Re: Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby Pap » Fri May 20, 2022 7:32 am

Clemsonfor wrote:
Pap wrote:You the man Jim.
I don't think I would be able to do that.
Good Luck. I am looking forward to seeing it.

PS. I still love that shifter nob. :D

Wow nice catch!

Unless it's been polished I would think that end would be awfully rough on the hand.


Yeah that elk will polish up real good.
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Re: Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby phill_mi » Sat May 21, 2022 7:36 pm

I was having trouble finding the IH red at TSC, but I found my local ACE hardware has a great supply.

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Re: Mayday, Mayday, paint crisis!

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat May 21, 2022 9:06 pm

You're probably aware that the different brands will have slightly different IH red colors.
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