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Good evening, I was looking to restore my 222 and I was wondering what paint to use. I don't know if there is some sort of paint code that I haven't been able to locate or how people have been able to get pretty much perfect paint matches for their restoration? If anyone could let me in on the secret for the proper paint color... that would great! -Thank you for your time Wheel Tractor Tire Vehicle Plant
 

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Go to your local Case IH dealership and get the real deal. They might have to order it in as not every dealership stocks the desert colors now, but it is damm nice paint to use on machinery. For an even nicer finish be sure to get the hardener that works with it. [Be sure to wear a charcoal mask if spraying indoors as it is really "buzzy" stuff.] As a bonus, any overspray over 3 feet away will be dry when it lands and easy to vacuum up!
 

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If you have a Case IH dealer close they sell Iron Guard paint, rattle cans and quarts. The colors you want are desert sunset and flambeau red I believe.

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THANK YOU! I don't have any dealerships that I know of near me that have much Case IH. I know one that sells a variety of brands but specializes in Case IH about an hour away. Do you think a place like this would be able to order in the paint needed or would I have to go to more of a straight Case IH dealership? Obviously I could give them a call and find out but I am tired of getting laughed at by the parts guys lol. Desert sunset and flambeau red are exactly what I am looking for thank you so much!
 

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Go to your local Case IH dealership and get the real deal. They might have to order it in as not every dealership stocks the desert colors now, but it is damm nice paint to use on machinery. For an even nicer finish be sure to get the hardener that works with it. [Be sure to wear a charcoal mask if spraying indoors as it is really "buzzy" stuff.] As a bonus, any overspray over 3 feet away will be dry when it lands and easy to vacuum up!
Thank you for the information! When you say "hardener that works with it," does that mean that there is a hardener that I would buy through Case or just a standard hardener? I have never used a spray gun for painting, but I would imagine it would cost a fortune to buy a bunch of rattle cans. Is there a thinner that I should use aswell? I have never mixed paint or anything. I usually spray paint everything I can, but again, I'm going to have to step out of my comfort zone to get the best paint job possible and save a lot doing it. About how much would paint cost do you think? Im not sure how much I'll need but I was planning on doing 3 coats and painting all the hard lines, tanks,TCV, and everything. Thank you for all your help! it means a lot!
 

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THANK YOU! I don't have any dealerships that I know of near me that have much Case IH. I know one that sells a variety of brands but specializes in Case IH about an hour away. Do you think a place like this would be able to order in the paint needed or would I have to go to more of a straight Case IH dealership? Obviously I could give them a call and find out but I am tired of getting laughed at by the parts guys lol. Desert sunset and flambeau red are exactly what I am looking for thank you so much!
I'd make the call, then go get it if in stock or order it.

Our trusted (member) dealers won't laugh at you, and have parts you won't find elsewhere. Note, I believe there are regs that make it impractical if not impossible for them to ship paint, being a flammable hazard.

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As to your lack of painting experience with a spray gun, I suggest some time on youtube. A lot of good info can be found there.

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I'd make the call, then go get it if in stock or order it.

Our trusted (member) dealers won't laugh at you, and have parts you won't find elsewhere. Note, I believe there are regs that make it impractical if not impossible for them to ship paint, being a flammable hazard.

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Cheers,
Gordy
alrighty then I'll call over there and see what they say. Thank you for all your help and have a great day!
 

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Diesel Dude, you probably already have this, but here is link for the Ohio Case IH ag dealers...I'm guessing you're in Ohio.
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Thank you for that! Unfortunately they are all about the same distance from me. My father buys a lot of parts from those guys. he works close to them. I might be able to pester him into picking them up for me some day after work or while he is there.
 

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The Case iron guard paint is great and for added hardness you can add the hardener to the paint. I love the gloss that this paint has. But be advised as mentioned, it’s smell is volatile. ✌Harry
 

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If you have a Case IH dealer close they sell Iron Guard paint, rattle cans and quarts. The colors you want are desert sunset and flambeau red I believe.

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I agree with Gordy 100%. I know my IH Dealer ships by mail, so if you don't have an IH Dealer close to you, search online to find a Dealer that ships. There paint is by far a great paint that covers & holds up, even their rattle cans, if you don't have the equipment to mix up & spray out of a quart can. It gets 2 thumbs up from me !!
 

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Good evening, I was looking to restore my 222 and I was wondering what paint to use. I don't know if there is some sort of paint code that I haven't been able to locate or how people have been able to get pretty much perfect paint matches for their restoration? If anyone could let me in on the secret for the proper paint color... that would great! -Thank you for your time View attachment 128466
As many have said the Case Ingersoll OEM paint is great. Use hardener as it makes all the difference. But do it out side and with proper respirator. Best way to ;learn is do, just before you "do" research and YouTube. We shoot many tractors ever year. Your local Case Ag or Construction dealer can get the paint. You want Desert Sunset and Power red colors. 85 percent of any paint job is good prep and body work and quality materials, the rest is the skill lo.l Here is a link to some that we have painted or restored. Projects | Case Ingersoll Tract Any questions shoot us a message on our website or email as we do not get here as often as we like,.
 

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Thank you for the information! When you say "hardener that works with it," does that mean that there is a hardener that I would buy through Case or just a standard hardener? I have never used a spray gun for painting, but I would imagine it would cost a fortune to buy a bunch of rattle cans. Is there a thinner that I should use aswell? I have never mixed paint or anything. I usually spray paint everything I can, but again, I'm going to have to step out of my comfort zone to get the best paint job possible and save a lot doing it. About how much would paint cost do you think? Im not sure how much I'll need but I was planning on doing 3 coats and painting all the hard lines, tanks,TCV, and everything. Thank you for all your help! it means a lot!
If you're like me, say, paint several pieces at a time,
with each piece painted individually including mixing paint in small batches, In other words, everything painted but done piece meal,
You'd likely require 1.5 gallons of paint to cover your tractor in one color. You'd require about the same amount, for the primer as well. Once you decide on a primer color, stick with it,, don't change that base color.

I'd posted this info in one of my builds, paint amount, mixing parts of hardener to parts of paint (Required in my mind) and thinner (although I don't recall the amount if any) Measuring cups,, absolutely mandatory.

You don't require a very expensive paint gun,, (all that means is, you'll spend a huge amount of time cleaning it) Get a cheaper one < $50 and chuck it after a whiles. It's not the gun that gives you a nice paint job,, it's the prep, the paint mix parts, and your learning ability. (It's not hard, but it does come with a bit of hard learnings, no big deal, let it dry, clean it up, and shoot again)

Case IH paints is a tough paint, and fairly decent to work with. (difficult to beat it)
 
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