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paint and fittings

Postby CPenn » Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:49 am

Two quick questions:

Can I use the same type of paint on the the exhaust manifold and exhaust pipe as what I use on the rest of the tractor, or is a special high temperature paint required?

Second, what type of fittings are used on the fuel line (carb and sediment bowl)? In replacing the fuel line, I cannot find the proper fitting at Lowes in the plumbing section. Not sure where to look. The folks at NAPA did not recognize it.

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Postby Bigdog » Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:19 am

You can use the same paint but it will burn and flake as will be obvious if you look at just about any restored or repainted tractor. You have a couple of options. You can use either high temperature paint or consider powder coating your manifold. I have seen several manifold painted with high temperature paint. Some of them hold up, some of them don't. I imagine that preparation has a lot to do with that. Some on the forum have powder coated their manifolds, perhaps they will tell us how they are holding up.
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Postby PAUL K. in N.H. » Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:24 am

Hi Chad

I believe the fittings needed on those are the fittings that come on a piece of 5/16 steel brake line from NAPA. I forget the thread size it is but someone else can jump in with more info. I am not sure on the paint questionn. Paul K. in NH
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Postby Ron L » Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:24 am

The carb gas line fitting thread size is "1/2 - 20". It is NOT a 1/4" NPT size. A lot of folks get this mixed up and ruin the carb threads.

I haven't painted mine but I think I would be more comfortable with a high temp paint. Those two items can get pretty hot. I think some here have just painted the whole tractor with the same paint...... Will have to wait for their experienced replies to be sure how well it lasted.
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:42 am

As BD said, the high temperature paints do pretty good if the preperation is done right, also a lot of how well they hold up depends on how hard the tractor actually works.
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Postby Harold R » Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:55 am

I applied several coats of a paint made for BBQ pitts. It's certainly high temp, I used it all and have forgotten the brand name. It was available at the hardware store. After approx. 100 hrs. of running, it still looked good. :D :D
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Postby johnbron » Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:02 am

For My manifold I used a spray-can of (Dupli-Color) brand High-Heat silver which has ceramic in it. It states on the can that it will withstand 1200° heat. I put 3 coats on and then baked it for an hour @ 400°s. Cant tell you the results yet as I haven`t started up the Cub since but I have read a lot of good results from those that have used it on exhaust headers.
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Postby CPenn » Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:07 pm

ya'll are great. Thanks again.
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Postby Mike Schmudlach » Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:37 pm

IH just painted them along with the carb, starter and rest of the tractor.
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:21 pm

Longest lasting finish to use on the manifold and exhaust is rust.
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