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Help with identifying correct shade of yellow!

Postby uoba » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:20 pm

Hello fellow Cubers and Cubetts!
I am in the process of repainting a 1966 IH Cub. PO had repainted it a light shade of yellow akin to Canary Yellow, which is all wrong. I would of course like to go with the correct shade or Yellow. From reading this Forum and others, I assumed the correct shade would be Federal Yellow. As I continue cleaning and prepping the tractor, I now notice that the original paint seems to be a darker, more tannish shade of Yellow. It looks to be the same color as the attached picture of this 1964 model which seems to be good bit darker than most Federal Yellow examples I've seen. Can someone help me understand what color this is and why it would have been painted this darker color by the factory? Maybe they ran out of Federal Yellow and used an Industrial Yellow that day?
Image Disclaimer: This is not my tractor. I borrowed this picture to show what color my tractor was originally painted at the factory.
Thanks for looking and responding to my request!
Jim

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Re: Help with identifying correct shade of yellow!

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:56 pm

Some paint colors and shades fade with age and sunlight, some darken with age. The original factory paint on your tractor and the one in the photo would have been Federal Yellow.
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Re: Help with identifying correct shade of yellow!

Postby uoba » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:42 pm

Thanks Don! That's what I'll go with.
Cheers!
Jim

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Re: Help with identifying correct shade of yellow!

Postby Rob in NH » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:57 pm

when i ordered the paint for mine they didn't have a formula for federal yellow so they called the paint company and figure out a formula in urethane paint. this is what they came out with . i think they were pretty close.

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Re: Help with identifying correct shade of yellow!

Postby gitractorman » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:18 pm

Wow Rob. That looks great!!!

You have to watch paints called "Federal Yellow" and especially "Cub Cadet Yellow". Every company made "Federal Yellow" paint, and they all look just a little different next to each other. There are at least 4 different "Cub Cadet Yellow" colors that were actually used by IH and CCC/MTD, so you're not even safe there. If you go to a Case/IH dealer, or a Cub Cadet dealer that knows anything, and you tell them you're painting a 1960s yellow Farmall Cub, they'll get you the right color. I highly recommend the Case/IH Iron Guard paint. It does a great job, is easy to use, and is VERY durable!

Here are pics of my 66 Cub painted with Case/IH Ironguard Federal Yellow.

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Re: Help with identifying correct shade of yellow!

Postby twotone » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:26 pm

Beautiful Cub!
Know Your Cub, And Your Cub Will Know You.

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Re: Help with identifying correct shade of yellow!

Postby Rob in NH » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:39 pm

nice job on the cub, iron guard is nice paint but the urethane is much more durable and long lasting. i might use the iron guard on my 47, looks like you get nice results from it.
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