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Painting/Restoration

Postby cub-oregon » Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:09 pm

I have two cubs, one of which I would like to restore. I already have the engine torn apart for rebuilding. While I am waiting for engine parts and machine work, I would like to get going cleaning up and painting the other parts. I have a few questions:

1) What is the best degreaser to use and how do you manage the waste from the process?

2) Do you use a sprayer to paint the parts or brush?

3) Is it best to assemble the cleaned up tractor and then paint it or paint the parts then assemble?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Painting/Restoration

Postby inairam » Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:50 am

It may be best to wait and make sure the other mechanicals ( besides the engine ) are addressed before painting. Once the engine is back together and your run the tractor more and look for leaks and the like.

The tractor was spray-painted assembled. If you look around the site you will find a picture of it.
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Re: Painting/Restoration

Postby Dusty B » Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:40 pm

I do it piecemeal! Not the most efficient I know but works like Johnny Cash's Cadillac! LOL! My surprise was Farm & Fleet quit carrying Valspar IH red. Bummer, had some parts already painted! tried several brands including Ace (too dark!) finally talked my IH dealer down to $9.75 a can for a 6 pack of IH 2150! Guess what label is on the carton? You guessed it- Valspar!!!!! Still waiting to hear from Valspar as to why their IH red is not available from any farm or hardware stores!
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Re: Painting/Restoration

Postby ntrenn » Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:12 pm

I actually called valspar...they exited the consumer paint business...not sure if it was related to them getting bought out.

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Re: Painting/Restoration

Postby tst » Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:37 pm

Valspar was bought up by Martin Seymour, you can buy gallon from IH from the dealer for about $60 here

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Re: Painting/Restoration

Postby goxu1 » Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:37 am

Sorry to high jack the thread , but what colour white is a '57 grille?
Can you still get it?
Cripes - I thought I'd never get one.

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Re: Painting/Restoration

Postby Clemsonfor » Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:28 am

Did valspar just exit the spray paint business cause I swear at Lowes this last week I still saw valspar house paint there?

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Re: Painting/Restoration

Postby Bill V in Md » Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:52 am

goxu1 wrote:Sorry to high jack the thread , but what colour white is a '57 grille?
Can you still get it?

Check out this post: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=103760&p=870914&hilit=901+white+grill+paint#p870914
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Re: Painting/Restoration

Postby ajhbike » Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:01 am

I use Majik and Rustoleum both spray and brush, but I am not looking to do anything other than preserving and dressing them up a little. After 4 years I haven't had any of the oft mentioned pigment changes...but they are stored inside.

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Re: Painting/Restoration

Postby tst » Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:37 am

Valspar, martin seymor, sherwin Williams are all one now

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Re: Painting/Restoration

Postby SONNY » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:10 am

Answer to original question.
1) steam cleaner here and it goes where ever it wants.
2) only use spray gun to paint. brush wont give a very good look PLUS you cant get paint into all them little place.
3) This is more of a personal pref. IF you paint first,----gotta be more careful with parts and you get finger prints and smudges on the painted parts. I would paint after assembly.

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Re: Painting/Restoration

Postby k hutchins » Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:59 pm

Painting after assembly also prevents having to go back and scrape paint for grounding purposes.
Others may disagree, but l believe they were painted after assembly at the factory. Whenever l've removed anything for repair, especially something that's never been removed before, there is bare metal underneath. Even under bolt heads, not just parts that need to be grounded.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Painting/Restoration

Postby Dusty B » Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:29 pm

Clemsonfor wrote:Did valspar just exit the spray paint business cause I swear at Lowes this last week I still saw valspar house paint there?

Last communication from Valspar "they are no longer making aerosol products!" shelf life of present cans is 5 years "if stored properly!" Some still available @ IH dealers!?!?? unstuck!
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Re: Painting/Restoration

Postby Glen » Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:25 am

Hi,
Some people on here have said they use Case IH paint in spray cans to paint a Cub.
TM Tractor at the bottom of the page sells it.
Below are their listings. You can look at the pics.
There are 4 colors in their listings. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/sp/sp_001.htm


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