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Brockport Bill
1 hour ago, rjg854 said:

Rustoleum Almond in a spray can

thanks  - will do

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Greentored

day late and a dollar short, but this is Wimbledon white on wheels:

 

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WH1618speed

Does anyone know the ratios of hardener and reducer to put in the Toro Red Enamel paint? We have 2 gallons of it but it doesn't say anywhere on the cans what the ratios are?

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PetesPonies1

You would be good at 8:1. 

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WH1618speed
Posted (edited)

@PetesPonies1 Is that for the hardener, reducer, or for both?

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PetesPonies1

Hardener. Then reduce until it has the consistency to milk. Enamel and AE have changed over the years. The reducing has changed as well. But the consistency hasn't  :)  Think milk. 

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WH1618speed

Ok, thank you I will have to try that!

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Crazyredhorse

How you guys paint the little stuff like brackets and linkages.im thinking just getting a paint I can brush on.i have a gun but its overkill for painting a tractor and dont want to mess with reducers and hardners etc. keep cost down too.so I'm thinking rattlecan it and get matching paint to brush for the little stuff any paint you guys recommend.  

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AMC RULES

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Crazyredhorse

hmm does come in a brush on too.

 

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Jeff-C175
Posted (edited)
55 minutes ago, Crazyredhorse said:

its overkill for painting a tractor and dont want to mess with reducers and hardners etc.

 

For a protective surface on a WORKER, brush or roller would be fine.

 

I had an old pick up truck worker that I painted with a roller.  Looked fine for it's purpose but I wasn't winning any concours d'elegance with it!  In fact, I doubt that truck would have made the trip to Pebble Beach!:ychain:

 

For a 'show tractor' there's no substitute to spraying for getting a fine finish.

 

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Crazyredhorse

That's what I'm thinking. spending 200 on paint and supplies or a 50 dollar job I wont have to worrie about scratching it up.ill get a couple cans of clear go over hood n fenders for a little more protection I'd like to use a high temp gives a good hard finish but not alot of reds.

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Jeff-C175
14 minutes ago, Crazyredhorse said:

I'd like to use a high temp

 

Some (maybe all?) of the high temp paints NEED to be conditioned by bringing them up to temp in a couple cycles.

 

I've sprayed stuff that doesn't get HOT with high temp just because I happened to have some left over and it flaked right off.

 

Fair warning!  ;)

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Crazyredhorse

used some on my jugs for harley its held up good and still shines nice. it's been baked on good though I guess lol

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PetesPonies1

Being that I paint, there's no substitute for a catalyzed  paint. You can buy 2K clears in a spray can. About $25, but one you open the spray can, you need to use it all. Just means you plan your painting. 

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Jeff-C175
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32 minutes ago, PetesPonies1 said:

one you open the spray can, you need to use it all.

 

I saw one the other day that claimed you did not have to use the whole can in one session.  Damned if I can remember the name of now!  Some sort of patented tech, yadda yadda yadda...

 

Found it

 

https://car-rep.com/shop/car-rep-2k-polyurethane-clear-coat-high-gloss-11-oz-aerosol/

 

 

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