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Restoration paint

Postby Pdurdon » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:39 pm

Hey folks,

Looking for some recommendations for choosing paint for my restoration. I’d like a nice finish on both the tin work and cast iron parts but don’t want to break the bank either.

So I was wondering what brand/type of primer/ paint you have used and your thoughts. Right now I’m leaning towards an epoxy primer with a urethane topcoat. Probably Napa Brand stuff.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thanks.

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Re: Restoration paint

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:45 pm

Do you intend to do the painting yourself, or have it done professionally?
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Re: Restoration paint

Postby Pdurdon » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:28 pm

I’ll be painting it. I have a compressor and gun.

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Re: Restoration paint

Postby tst » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:34 pm

a gallon from the ih dealer is about $65, good paint, use hardner with it

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Re: Restoration paint

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:21 pm

Regardless of which paint system you choose, if you use a hardener, the appropriate PPE must be used. For hardener, that means a full protective suit and supplied air breathing apparatus. Don't take my word for it. Research it on the internet.
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Re: Restoration paint

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:38 pm

Pdurdon wrote:I’ll be painting it. I have a compressor and gun.

You also have a space suit and supplied air for breathing? If not, forget about urethane or any other paint with hardener.

If you question why, read this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=39149&p=323077

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Re: Restoration paint

Postby brewzalot » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:28 pm

Along with Jim's suggested thread, the safety forum on this sight has a lot of eye opening threads on painting (and other topics) that I suggest be read routinely by everyone.

Side note-My 70 year old cousin who was a mechanic/restorer his entire life literally cannot walk a straight line anymore. The doctors concluded he inhaled too much gas, oil, paint etc. fumes over the years. And they do not have a pill to cure that.

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Re: Restoration paint

Postby Coventry plumber » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:05 am

I used the Tallmans paint package from Farmallparts.com . Kit comes with one gallon urethane red , one gallon red primer , hardener and two cans of spray paint for $100 plus shipping . It claims its enough to paint a cub but I did need more top coat paint . I can’t post pics but it looks great . I also stress painting safety . It is easier to get into trouble painting healthwise than people realize . Good luck
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Re: Restoration paint

Postby Pdurdon » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:31 pm

Thanks Everyone for the feedback and warnings. I’ve decided to go with Napa Acrylic Enamel (Crossfire). We’ll see how it goes.

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Re: Restoration paint

Postby lawnmowerman1960 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:19 am

I'm going to paint my 49 in the near future. I've used Napa acrylic enamel before. Can you use it with a gravity gun? If not what kind of paint can you use?

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Re: Restoration paint

Postby Rob in NH » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:18 am

Yes it can be sprayed in a gravity gun. i usually add an extra 10 percent of reducer in the paint, it flows out a bit more that way.
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