Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:41 am
It's time to do the rims on my Super A.
Once I get them cleaned up, what paint do you all recommend for them?
I am having a "pro" paint the rest of the tractor with Dupont Nasson 2K. I had thought about having him do it, but the rims aren't perfect--there's no rustout but the bead edges in a couple places are bent slightly because of encounters with stumps, etc. over the years. It's nothing to make it dangerous to mount a tire, and doesn't look bad unless you get down there with a magnifying glass. But down the line I might replace them with a better set and so I hate to spend big bucks to paint them now. However. I don't want to use crappy paint on the rims and spoil the restoration.
If I can find a good quality paint in a spray can, that is what I would really like to use. Would plain ol' argent silver from caseIH be just as good or is there something better?
Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:58 am
Here is one answer:
I used ZRC Cold Galv. on the rims first, then sprayed them with Dupli-Color Silver. Both paints were in rattle cans.
The manifold was painted with Premium Decor High Heat Spray #PD-1550 Aluminum, also in rattle can.
The other answer is the CaseIH Silver as CB said
Hope this helps
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Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:59 am
Case/IH Silver in the spray can is the most popular choice. It is what I have used on my two cubs and B Farmall.
Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:01 am
Bud also used it on Missy when he redid her fro me. Iliked it well enough I also used it on the wheels of my trailer I painted IH red for huling my cubs.
Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:00 am
I TOOK A BODY HAMMER AND DOLLY AND STRAIGHTENED THE RIM-EDGE ON MY CUB. YOU CAN'T TELL THERE WAS EVER A BEND IN IT. DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY, YOU MAY HAVE TO USE A LITTLE HEAT. AFTERWARDS, I USED MY 4-INCH ELECTRIC GRINDER WITH A ROPE-STEEL WIRE WHEEL AND VIRTUALLY REMOVED ALL RUST AND PAINT. BECAUSE OF THE AREA THAT NEEDED PAINT, ESPECIALLY THE REAR RIMS, I USED A SPRAY GUN WITH A SMALL COMPRESSOR. SINCE YOU HAVE INVESTED IN A PRO PAINTER, SEE HOW MUCH MORE HE WOULD CHARGE FOR THE RIMS IF YOU DID THE PREP WORK. I WOULD SUGGEST DO IT ONCE, DO IT RIGHT.
Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:11 pm
Hi Super A,
Have you thought about applying a good quality alminum with a foam
applicator? Looks to be to be more like the weathered galv than the
silver. Just my two cents worth.
Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:17 pm
I found a silver that I think emulates a galvanized look pretty well. It's a Silver acrylic enamel PPG Omni brand for the Cheverolet Camaro. I wet sand, then clear coat for shine and UV protection.
If anyone wants the code I can get it when I get home this weekend.
Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:38 pm
Frank,That sure is nice! I hate to put the rubber on that. I for sure would hack up that paint job. You should have seen me when I put my screws on my doglegs on my cub. Slip-----
Oh well! get the air brush out. Just call me Mister touch up. As I climb up and kick dirt on the floor pan.
Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:01 pm
I painted mine with the silver on a 2002 Cavalier. I also used the Dupont Nason . I my wheels get a lot of attention at the shows!! Go ahead and finish it while you are working on it as most of the time you will never go back to redo. Pup
Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:56 pm
Oh well! get the air brush out.
That is a great idea
The other day I was painting a few things with the sprayer. I cleaned everything up only to discover I missed the choke and starter rods. Was going to wait until I had some larger pieces to paint but thanks to you I'll go buy an air brush.
Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:36 pm
Donny, I know I'm getting carried away......I actually put Ned away filthy last weekend.I am really slipping.He's not going to like the chains I'm going to put on him soon. .......Hey ,How does the ag tires on the front of your cub ride on pavement?Hows the steering?
Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:45 pm
The steering is fine and the tires on the front are no problem. The tires on the rear on the other hand will bump bump bump your teeeeeeeeth loose
Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:56 pm
RedNed wrote:Donny, I know I'm getting carried away......I actually put Ned away filthy last weekend.I am really slipping.He's not going to like the chains I'm going to put on him soon. .......Hey ,How does the ag tires on the front of your cub ride on pavement?Hows the steering?
I would be more concerned with the Firestones on the rear. I haven't noticed anything different about ride or handling with any of the traction tires I have had on Scruffy's front axle, but the original '49 Firestone rears I have really shake the bejeebers out of things. I keep them on a Cub that never runs on pavement.
Right now, they're on my unfinished '57 plowing tractor.
Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:59 pm
the ones on Missy aren't firestones, but are also very old and a similiar tread design. There is no danger of going to sleep wehn driving them on a hard surface. I don't know if it's the tread pattern, of if it's the age of the rubber, or a combination.
Wed Nov 03, 2004 9:40 am
George Willer wrote: but the original '49 Firestone rears I have really shake the bejeebers out of things.
George. The old Firestones on my '48 are suppose to be original with the tractor (as per P.O.) If they're not, they sure look it. They work nice cutting grass as the tread is not deep enough to rut-up the lawn very much. Also, WHEN I get a set of snow chains, figure they will work nice with the worn tread..........
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