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I use IH red from Tractor Supply in both the rattle cans and wet spray and they both look right. With the wet spray, I use hardener. I haven't tried clear coating

these, but would probably get a better shine.

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Just put a coat on my dad's old cart from either the late 70's or early 80's.  IH red from TSC....brand was "Majic".  Has anyone used this brand yet? 

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Yes. And it all came back off. Never hardened.

 

Search "Majic" in this forum and see what others have said about it.

 

Hope you have better luck.

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If you use a spray gun and hardener the Magic produces a good looking paint job for the money. Without the hardener it isn't too good. An auto finishing supply house can sell you much better products and don't cost much more. Be sure to use products that are compatible and from the same supplier from bare metal to the final top coat. No unpleasant surprises.

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Mods feel free to move this into it's own topic but I figured it would fit to just expand this thread with more info.  I read several places that Valspar IH red is decent, and after waiting a week (can says 15 days before adding clear coat so maybe one more week will help?) I've decided I can tell the cart I painted with majic's IH red is going to be a little less durable due to the "soft" feel it seems to have.  It also has a bit of a haze to it....not sure if just a good wax/buff job would remove that or not?  Anyways, I'm leaning towards Valspar IH red in a regular can so I can mix in their hardener as well for my tractor. 

 

My main question right now is for surface prep: since the paint/panels are all in decent shape (just faded and light scratches here and there) do I have to get down to bare metal or can I just lightly hand sand it add new paint to that surface?  

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On 6/5/2017 at 3:19 PM, BigRed84 said:

Mods feel free to move this into it's own topic but I figured it would fit to just expand this thread with more info.  I read several places that Valspar IH red is decent, and after waiting a week (can says 15 days before adding clear coat so maybe one more week will help?) I've decided I can tell the cart I painted with majic's IH red is going to be a little less durable due to the "soft" feel it seems to have.  It also has a bit of a haze to it....not sure if just a good wax/buff job would remove that or not?  Anyways, I'm leaning towards Valspar IH red in a regular can so I can mix in their hardener as well for my tractor. 

 

My main question right now is for surface prep: since the paint/panels are all in decent shape (just faded and light scratches here and there) do I have to get down to bare metal or can I just lightly hand sand it add new paint to that surface?  

If your paint surface is in good condition, not flaking or chalky, then wet sanding with some 400 and then 600, should yield a better base than going bare and repriming.

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Thank you.  I'll be tackling paint in the next couple of weeks, so I appreciate the response. 

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On ‎2016‎-‎09‎-‎27 at 10:37 AM, Texas Todd said:

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. 

My 1988 414-8 is original with 8" front wheels and they are silver.

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All of my 520's came with silver wheels.

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1 hour ago, Rob XC700 said:

My 1988 414-8 is original with 8" front wheels and they are silver.

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So noted.

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 What is the closest match to the new Toro red spray paint? The touch up paint in the can is crazy expensive and I was wondering if there something else out there that matched. 

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On ‎8‎/‎19‎/‎2017 at 10:58 PM, cschannuth said:

 What is the closest match to the new Toro red spray paint? The touch up paint in the can is crazy expensive and I was wondering if there something else out there that matched. 

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I have a couple of questions to the paint aficionados :-)

 

The black on the black hood edition? It has been asked repeatedly in this tread, but I have not seen an answer. Maybe it's just my eyes getting old, but I too really would like to know.

 

And

 

Fillers, Primer fillers. I have a few places with some surface rust, and when blasted, there is small pittings. What is the best spray on filler to use to even this kind of smaller imperfections out?

 

Thanks :-)

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This is the best sprayable filler on the market. Be sure to follow ALL the instructions and have a proper respirator and full protective clothing.

http://www.eastwood.com/featherfill-g2-gray-gallon.html?SRCCODE=TXT00020&adpos=1t3&creative=93232707180&device=c&matchtype=b&network=g&gclid=CjwKCAjw0qLOBRBUEiwAMG5xM

As far as the Black paint is concerned, I don't have a Blackhood, but if I did it would be satin black.    :twocents-02cents:

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Gents, according to my local paint supplier the PPG number listed at the beginning of this thread for the earlier models is no longer valid.

 

Does anyone have the correct, current PPG number for the red?

 

Thanks, the guy doing the sandblast prime and paint on that old dump cart of ours is holding off until I can get him the paint.

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