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Painting bolster

Postby goxu1 » Mon Feb 28, 2022 3:59 am

When I paint my new/old bolster , should I mask both the main face where the radiator bolts down and the water fitting?
Both , one or the other or neither ?
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Re: Painting bolster

Postby inairam » Mon Feb 28, 2022 7:04 am

The machined and threaded surfaces should be masked. It was painted assembled to the tractor so those areas were covered by the parts and gaskets.

If it was sand-blasted insides you also may want to paint the inside with Gliptal paint to reduce corrosion. There may be other coatings now but that is what I used a few years ago. There are some posts on Gliptal and bolster restoration.
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Re: Painting bolster

Postby goxu1 » Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:01 am

Mine will be blasted and bare. As mentioned above , IH would have painted the bolster fully assembled.
Just wondering if I should paint it with the drain plug and filler plugs out , and paint them separate ?
Cripes - I thought I'd never get one.

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Re: Painting bolster

Postby Gary Dotson » Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:10 am

I would paint it with the plugs in place.

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Re: Painting bolster

Postby inairam » Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:06 am

I have a thing about paint in threads even pipe threads. I would mask and paint but that is me.
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Re: Painting bolster

Postby Barnyard » Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:48 am

I agree with covering the threads. I usually stick old bolts in the holes to protect the threads.
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Re: Painting bolster

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:48 am

I simply take pieces of paper towel and shove them into the holes with only enough sticking up to hook them & pull them out. As for the plugs, I clean the threads with a wire wheel, then wrap them with masking tape and prime and paint them. I also stick a piece of wire (or toothpick) into the vent hole on the fill plug so I don't block it.
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1950 with plow, 54 blade, mott mag 6v - Roxanne
1953 54 blade, c22, wood 42 6v
1957 6v - barn Queen
1965 lo-boy with c-3 mower 12 v - Loboy
1974 Horse II 12 v c-2
1975 with woods 42-6 12 v - Horse
1979 long strip 12 v stuck engine
130 with international 1000 loader 6 v
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Terramite T-6 4WD Backhoe Perkins diesel
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Re: Painting bolster

Postby inairam » Mon Feb 28, 2022 12:23 pm

Dale Finch wrote: vent hole on the fill plug so I don't block it.


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When you only have 9 horsepower you need to know the names of all of the ponies!


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