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2 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

Is this a new tool / toy for you or do you have some experience painting?


I have experience but still a new toy. Nothing crazy. It’s a Wagner 3000 airless sprayer. Works great with latex or oil. Planned on getting it for the house anyway. 
 

ive never used this majic brand but they have a primer, paint and clear as well as a catalyst.  

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Salbreth1

Well it took an acetylene torch a breaker bar and the entire family, but I got the hubs off. The black one slid off easily, must of been replaced recently. But the red one wouldn't pop until the bitter end. I had to dead load it to the ceiling joist. Little Sal had a blast though. 
 

 

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953 nut
On 7/21/2020 at 9:02 PM, ebinmaine said:

hubs can be a bear to remove.

Here is an idea that works well for hub removal. Once you have the hub under tension a few hard blows along the axle part of the hub (not the flange) can be helpful.

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Salbreth1

Bottle jack would have been nice. The issue was not having an immovable object to anchor the rear to. Nevertheless their off. New seals should be here next week. 

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Redneckdavis
On 7/24/2020 at 8:38 PM, Salbreth1 said:


 

ive never used this majic brand but they have a primer, paint and clear as well as a catalyst.  

I have some experience with majic brand,never through an airless though. Just El cheapo $50 regular gun. I painted a tractor and a truck. Used generic paint thinner and then majic clear over the top. Not so great. Worked decent on tractor, honestly if it was my truck I had painted I'd redo it. But my buddy was happy with it.

 I learned some things and the last project I did I used majic again. But with the matching harderner and thinner and primer. Directions to a tee. No clear coat

 Very impressed, considering I'm not a paint guy.

I also brushed the back wheels and the paint was very forgiving in case you need to touch up or miss a piece.

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Redneckdavis
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Painting tip, use thin coat of vasoline on the tires you didn't dismount. Forget the tape.

And without that harderner, the majic stuff will fade if left parked outside. Even with all the clear that first tractor and buddy's truck are not what they were. 

Those colors are Ford red/safety red. And Light Ford grey( not very grey)

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Salbreth1

That looks nice! The Majic looks like a PITA. 24hrs between coats or big problems. I read a lot of threads where things went bad but looks like mostly user error. This stuff should lay flat and cure hard as a rock so I’ll be patient. I bought the reducer and hardener. Also got the primer for the rest of the parts. Hopefully their isn’t an issue spraying the parts already primed with rustoleum. 

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Redneckdavis

Should stick fine to the Rust-Oleum.

I waited about an hour between coats. Then let dry overnight and wetsanded. I drug it out and tried to take my time. One weekend of primer and one or 2 of color

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Salbreth1
2 minutes ago, Redneckdavis said:One weekend of primer and one or 2 of color


Yea, looks like a lot of time. I’m going to build a makeshift booth an hang everything. Try to stage and prep as efficiently as possible. Wish I knew a powder coater who worked for free :lol:

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Redneckdavis

I'm too far to help. But my neighbor has a booth. Told me to buy the paint and help. So that's as close to free as you get. I have not done anything yet tho. 

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953 nut
7 hours ago, Redneckdavis said:

the last project I did I used majic again. But with the matching harderner and thinner and primer.

:text-yeahthat:    I have had very good results when using their hardener and thinner. Without the hardener it takes a week to dry and has a lot less gloss.

7 hours ago, Redneckdavis said:

Painting tip, use thin coat of vasoline on the tires you didn't dismount. Forget the tape.

Good tip but you left out one step, the tires should be laying flat on the floor when sprayed. If they are standing up the Vaseline will tend to make any overspray run back down onto the rim.

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Redneckdavis
3 minutes ago, 953 nut said:

Good tip but you left out one step, the tires should be laying flat on the floor when sprayed. If they are standing up the Vaseline will tend to make any overspray run back down onto the rim.

I haven't tried them standing up. Interesting... 

Oh and be easy on that stuff. After I used half jar on front tires, guy who told me that said he did 4 semitruck tires and had leftover . 

As much as I used was a royal pain. I think..think I got the last residue off last weekend with purple power,a yr later

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Salbreth1

Well I got the axle seals from wheelhorsepartsandmore. They are half the width of the originals. I contacted them about it and they said they will work fine. They probably will but I thought I’d check with you guys. 
 

 

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ebinmaine

I have confidence in Lowell's knowledge.

 

I can see that as being an advantage if it didn't sit in the same groove as the other seal. You'd have a fresh sealing axle surface.

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953 nut
8 hours ago, Salbreth1 said:

They are half the width of the originals.

Here is a source for the wider ones.  Lowell's seals will probably be fine but this is what I have used.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TORO-Wheelhorse-Axle-Seals-6449-Set-of-2pc-FREE-SHIPPING/142042768245

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jay bee

I had a pretty worn axle, put one on and it still leaked.  Doubled them up and it cured that problem.  

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Salbreth1

Well, thanks to the previous owner I got a great deal on the original motor with all the sheet metal, wiring harness and gauges. There is 1500 hours on the meter. I havent had a minute lately but I’m anxious to bench start it! Not exactly sure how to do that either. Nevertheless I’m stoked!

 

 

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