To paint or not to paint

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Re: To paint or not to paint

Postby Rob in NH » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:36 am

What Rick said.
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Re: To paint or not to paint

Postby Super A » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:50 am

inairam wrote:I would clean it very well and use some auto compound on it to remove the oxide layer on the paint and then see what you have. I personally would not paint that tractor if it was mine. You even have what looks like a dealer sticker on it so probably original paint


I would do the same thing.

On Classic Tractor Fever the other day, they were talking about a product called Flitz that is used to "revive" original paint. The results were impressive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZxHvtO6TDw

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Re: To paint or not to paint

Postby BQUICK » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:56 am

Original paint can often be revived and it was lead-based back in the day......better than the stuff we have now.
Only original once...…
I have a 67 Buick Riviera and opted to just polish engine compartment components rather than re-spraying. Sure if you do a perfect restoration it will look better but anything less is off IMO.

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Re: To paint or not to paint

Postby Mtnman1535 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:11 pm

inairam wrote:
Waif wrote:A bad paint job is worse (in my opinion) than poor original paint.
:Dito: :Dito: :Dito:

I have a couple to tractors with major parts pepto bismol pink from poor quality "red" paint poorly applied.


Me too never thought about it but pepto bismol pink is spot on :lol: :lol:


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