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My $.02.

International Harvester IH-50
Dupont 7410

Matches my 867 original paint perfectly.

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I used the Regal Red in my restoration too.  I started with the mowing deck last fall before it got cold out doors.  The tractor came next. The hood, seat pan and other removable panels got sanded and repainted in the shop that was heated.   By the time I got to the snow blower, it was already freezing outside.  What I couldn't unbolt, I had to paint in an unheated garage.   I know you're supposed to paint below 50 deg.  I painted it anyway.  I can sympathize with those that paint and can't wait to reassemble.  I was surprised, the next morning the paint was dry and I could start putting thing back together. Go figure.

    I'm not like some others.  I only own one Wheel Horse.  I didn't buy it to restore it.  And that's not a slam, guys.  I fell in love with '86 310 in the show room.  It's been well cared for from day one.  Pete  B)  

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What a great job it turned out to be on your 310   :thumbs:,,,   Very good ,

 

Retired laborer LIUNA

Rick

 

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Been working on painting my son's 61 suburban.  Used regal red and am very pleased with how it is turning out!  Sorry for the rotation, not sure how to change it:eusa-think:

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dells68,

 

Your photo links are broken.......might want to check that out.

 

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Yup, I had attached them from my phone and had to clear my attachments due to using up all of my available space:(. At least they have stayed here in the post!

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Sorry to disagree, but if you click on your links in your post (#130) in the thread, you will see they are broken and not viewable.

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Yup, you're right!  I became a supporter and fixed my pic problem:D. Here are the pics again.  Any idea how to rotate them?

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jackhammer,

Thanks for the  rotational adjustment.

I was getting a stiff neck looking sideways, and I found I could only maintain a head stand for 3 seconds looking at the completely upside down pic.  :lol:

i took two aspirin and am feeling much better now that you have edited the pics so contortions are not longer required to view the pics comfortably.  thumbup.gif.172c472a6d80aebbf6d853b3dc55

 

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Awesome!  Thank you jackhammer.  How did you rotate them?  I'm just a little technologically challenged:blink:!

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 laidbackroo.jpg    * Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia !

 

:ROTF::flags-australia:

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dells68,

By the way, great looking paint job!   thumbup.gif.760f2bedff17c2388361a63e7846

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Thanks!!  My son is not the most patient kid around.  I promised I'd have it finished in time for his birthday in March - he'll be 8B).

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I wanted to share what the body shop used on my Dad's 1983 GT-1142 Workhorse.

He paint matched the color to a Subaru Color "Warm Gray" 88N. He painted it in Base Coat, Clear Coat.

It looks dead on and better that the day it came off the show room floor back in May 1983.

 

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Simplistically stated: Stunning!

 

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I used Rustoleum Regal Red shot from a Harbor Freight HVLP gun with a 1.4 tip. This gun was not the bottom of the line gun, but the next one up, purple handle with pressure regulator attached. I liked the idea of being able to do some touch ups with the readily available bombs.  Used the valspar hardener and reduced with acetone. Sprayed easily and dried nicely (tends to do that in the Texas sun in August).  Primed with Rusto self etching primer bombs as well. Used the technique many describe here. Spray a light coat and let it flash for about 10-15 minutes and then applied another coat and sometimes two.  Took 3 times to get the hood where I wanted it. Couldn't seem to get the top and sides uniform the first two tries.

 

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On 12/29/2011 at 2:09 PM, TT said:

@Gary - there were at least four different "reds" used between 1946 and now - and that doesn't include formula variance, mixing error, application technique, and difference between brands/suppliers.

 

Modern aersol paints may be close, but none are an exact match to the actual paint used by Wheel Horse and/or Toro. (and that includes their own touch-up paint)

 

Choosing the "proper" red for a Wheel Horse is much like throwing a hand grenade...... all you need to do is get it close. :handgestures-thumbupright:

This makes me feel better! Well put thank you.

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Any updates on what color spray can to use on the wheels?  I googled the antique white colors you guys mentioned and seems the part numbers are all obsolete?  I cant seem to find a matching off white color at lowes or anywhere local.  Also everyone seems to want to run the off white color, I'm wondering if I should just spray them silver like they are now... is that original for a mid eighties 414?

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I believe they went to silver when they went to the 6" wheel. If you have 6" wheels they would be silver. 8" wheels were all the linen color. Personally, I think the white pops better than the linen, but thats just me. 

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On 08/07/2012 at 7:45 AM, Jake Kuhn said:

Thought I would add one more to the mix...

What I use when I paint my wheel horses is code pr4,my dad matched this to the nos hood that we found for the tractor,this paint would be a 03 crysler red. You can get it mixed at most any auto parts stores. Here is a pic of the 401 that was painted with it.

 

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That is beautiful!!

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On ‎2‎/‎12‎/‎2010 at 0:06 PM, nylyon said:

We have collected paint recommendations for Wheel Horse Tractors. The color changed in 1990.

 

1955-1989

Wheel Horse Red

- Valspar Restoration Series International Harvester Red (paint code: 3344)

- GM #81 matched at an auto paint store

- Rustoleum Regal Red (paint code: 7765-830)

- Krylon Cherry Red (paint code: 2101) available at Wal-Mart

- PPG Paint code

--- PPG Wheel Horse Red DAR 4021 ALT H

---- DMR 478 149.4

---- DMR 490 7.0

---- DMR 451 286.6

---- DMR 474 533.4

---- DMR 475 507.8

---- DXR 495 40.0

---- DMR 499 536.4

 

Wheel Horse Linen

- Duplicolor Wimbledon White (paint code: T205) (Autoparts stores)

- Valspar anti-rust Gloss almond (Paint code: 21935)

- Sherwin Williams - Controls Rust - Antique White (paint code 140-2486)

- Rustoleum gloss Ivory (paint code: 249110)

- PPG Wheel Horse Linen Beige DAR 8799

---- DMR 486 8.0

---- DMR 490 3.0

---- DMR 487 19.0

---- DMR 400 200.0

---- DXR 495 20.0

---- DMR 499 870.0

 

 

1990-2007

Wheel Horse Red

- Toro Red - New (eBay and Toro Dealers)

 

Wheel Horse Black

 

Wheel Horse Silver (Pewter)

Thanks Bob for the Post.

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