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Hello,

I just want to verify the color of my 1987 Ingersoll 448 before I make my paint order. I looked at a Case paint chart on Messick's website and it listed Power Red until 1985. I am assuming that Ingersoll continued using Power Red?

This Spring, my plans are to paint all of the removable tins and do whatever touch up that the frame might need. I am sure that once I get into it, the bug will bite me and it will end up a full frame-off restoration. Until then, I want to order the correct paint, hardener and a really good primer for the 448 and my woodsplitter project. Maplehunter delivered me complete set of decals for Christmas, so it's time to gather the rest of the supplies.

Thanks in advance.
 

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That's the right color.

When it comes to paint , primer and hardener then it's a matter of choice. As long as the two are compatible

Then you are good to go.

I am going to use Epoxy primer and Case Power Red Enamel I got from the CaseIH Dealership .

Good luck on you project and I recommend a total Restore. Do it once. LOL

Stewart
 

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Power Red is the signature color of these tractors and to the best of my knowledge, that has not changed right up to the present. However, what has changed is the method of application due to environmental concerns. The old Ingersoll company went to powder coating sometime in the early 90's, so I am told. I do not have an exact year.

But all of that aside, it's really irrelevant because all paint fades. If you want your tractor to look factory, then you need to do what Pro painters do. They mix up enough paint to spray all the tin at one time and then do it. That way there is no variation in shade due to inconsistencies such as getting paint from two different manufacturers or even two different gallons from the same manufacturer.

The more items you paint from a single batch of prepared paint, the better.
 

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Powder coating was something I hadn't thought of. I know a snowmobile dealer that uses powder coating on all of his custom racing frames because of its durablility. Maybe I will look into that as an option.

Nutcase446 said:
I don't remember where you are in N.H. but Townline Equip in Plainfield keeps Power Red on the shelf. Gregg
I am in Alton, near the Lake Winnipesaukee. Plainfield is a couple hour drive, but probably a quick shipping turn around.

Thanks guys.
 

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Powder coating done right is.....well youll have sticker shock LOL

I would get some more southerpolyurethanes.com epoxy primer. And some Sherwin Williams auto acrylic enamel from pretty much any NAPA.
 

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I purchased Power Red Iron Gard paint from my local Case dealer and it was a spot on match for the paint on my 1986 446, when comparing it to original paint that had been protected from the elements.
 

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I dont even want to know the cost involved in having a complete tractor powdercoated. I had all my suspension parts on my camaro powdercoated and it is not cheap. If someone tells you they can do it for cheap money then you are going to get a shitty job.

For those of you that have the mechanical ability to take a tractor apart but dont have the ability to paint it then I suggest going to a local autobody shop and asking them if they wouldnt mind sparaying some parts for you. Dependng on how advanced the body shop is, they may be able to mix the paint on site and then use a basecoat/clearcoat procedure. It doenst hurt to ask around if you dont feel comfortable painting yourself. Just do as much of the prep work as possible to cut down on cost
 
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