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After a couple of months of banging out dents, and welding things to look new, I decided to paint her this weekend, and completely screwed up the paint job. :mad: So, next weekend I'll do it again. :grin: :grin:

The worst part is it came out nice and smooth, just dull ah hell.

 

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What paint and mixing method did you do? I do this for a living so I can offer some advice but I need to know what process you used to get to that point and and like mentioned above you MAY be able to bring some shine to it by clearing over it. Get back to us ASAP
 

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I had read the spec sheet on mixing the paint the night before. On Saturday, I finished up odds and ends on prepping and got everything ready for paint on Sunday. Then, when Sunday rolled around, I mixed the paint wrong. I even said the paint looked a little thin. After a couple of coats there was absolutely no shine and the color didn't look as deep as it should. I went and checked the mixing specs., and it was over. I was mixing 1:1, it should've been 2:1. Live and learn. The other problem is I ran out of paint, so when I go to paint the deck, it's either paint it wrong to match, or respray the tractor.
 

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What paint reducer/hardener did you use? If I were you I would NOT rush this project. Just buy new paint and paint it again. You will be glad you did when its all done. I bought my Power Red paint from Messicks. If they do not have any in stock then try Salem Power Equipment but I think they drop ship from Messicks. I use NAPA hardener and reducer. I will get the part numbers after I get home from work.
 

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Picked the paint up from NAPA. Martin Senour. I just picked up some more tonight on the ride home. Will be wet sanding for the next couple of nights after work.

Should get it painted this weekend. Will post some more pics after the next spray session.
 

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I had no idea that you were 10 minutes away from me. I can stop in one day after work and see what you got going on there if you want. Did you see the restoration thread I made for my 220?
 

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No, but I will definitely check it out now that i know. If you want to stop by just let me know. I don't know where you work, I live on the far end of Somerset in the village, out by the Dighton line. It's about 10 north of the Brightman St. bridge.
 

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No, but I will definitely check it out now that i know. If you want to stop by just let me know. I don't know where you work, I live on the far end of Somerset in the village, out by the Dighton line. It's about 10 north of the Brightman St. bridge.
I work in fallriver in the industrial park. I can stop in after 6pm on the weekdays if you want . It's up to you. Take a look at the thread I made in the restoration section and see how I painted my tractor
 

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Make sure it is not really humid when you paint,a lot of dampness in the air can cause that. Also,if you paint it,and then it cools down quickly,like when night falls,that can sometimes do that too.




Maynard :canada:
 

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You do all your painting in the kitchen :sidelaugh: , or just your photography? :coolphotos:

It looks VERY nice. :thumbsup: :clap: :trink: :222: :446:
 
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