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Repainting a John Deere
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OW    Posted 03-01-2002 at 19:11:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got an old B John Deere and it's looking pretty shabby - runs okay tho. i don't expect a new one but would like to hear from anybody who's slapped another coat on. How elaborate do i need to get to have it look good?


RayP(MI)    Posted 03-05-2002 at 06:57:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just remember, they didn't take the time to finish them in the factories, like today's fine cars. Some of them looked pretty rugged when brand new!


Richard    Posted 03-03-2002 at 05:55:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here is a straight foward answer without opinion. I first remove any rust. Reframe from sand blasting sheet metal, do that on the cast parts. Sand tesheet metal. Any blemish in the sheet metal, you can fill with putty and sand again. Two coats of primer, sand again after the first. Two coats of JD paint. Use hardener in the last coat. Use directions that come with the paint. This is what I did on two JD tractors. Others will do differently. But this works to look nice and ought to last a long time.


Dreamweaver    Posted 03-02-2002 at 16:30:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
You need to switch your color to red.


magpie    Posted 03-03-2002 at 16:58:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now, DW I think you would have a change of heart if you could just hear that ole B pullin a heavy load.


Ole Cuss-OOPS SORRY OW    Posted 03-02-2002 at 05:21:21       [Reply]  [No Email]

The dental comment was not intended for you, OW, but the PAINT-RUST commentator.


Paint was intended to prevent rust.    Posted 03-02-2002 at 03:42:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
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Ole Cuss    Posted 03-02-2002 at 05:19:35       [Reply]  [No Email]

So bite me


Ole Cuss    Posted 03-02-2002 at 03:17:06       [Reply]  [No Email]

Appearance is nothing, performance is everything. All we farm with is antique tractors and machinery, and they range in looks from pretty fair to pretty rough. I see too many good old tractors painted up like tarts (and even chromed where God never intended chrome) so if you got to paint it, don't over do it. Pretty doesn't turn the furrow.


mike    Posted 03-02-2002 at 18:49:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
That might be true,but people with junky
equipment usually have junky houses,barns,
lives,etc.It you don't take care of your tractors,
you won't take care of anything else.


Ole Cuss    Posted 03-03-2002 at 02:31:45       [Reply]  [No Email]

Oh, gee, does that mean I'm not invited to your tea parties? I am so sad.


mike    Posted 03-03-2002 at 09:45:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, your invited,bring your "Tin cup" and come
on over.


Ole Cuss    Posted 03-04-2002 at 13:24:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

Naw, I'll just drink out the toilet like I do at home.


Burrhead    Posted 03-01-2002 at 19:52:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
The key to purty paint is the prep work. Just remember that ever blemish you don't find before you paint, your eyes will be drawn to like a magnet when it's shinny.


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