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Well some of you may have seen the picture of my 717 frame that I posted the other day.I painted it with Ace Rust Stop paint with a hardener...I used my spray gun to do it. When I restored my Massey Ferguson MF12 I used about 1 quart of paint and about 2-3 gallons of gun cleaner.I don't have alot of space to lay out several peices to paint all at once so I ussually just do a couple at a time.... I was thinking when I did the MF12 that it was quite the hassle to paint one or two peices then spend the next 1/2hr.cleaning the spray gun ect... I am thinking about going the spray can route with the rest of this project....How many cans have you used to do a restoration on your tractors...I am trying to see how practical it is for me to do either one... I might invest into some material to build a rack to set up parts on so I can paint most of the tractor at once...

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It usually takes about 6 cans for me of Valspar brand. 8 cans if I coat the undersides of the hood and seat decks. This is for a Soveriegn style machine

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mowerman, It took 11 Cans of yellow rust o leum and two cans of sandable primer. It will take one can of clear laqure if you want to spray after its together. This was for a B10. The 717 I had powder coated. It cost 120.00 or that. 60 bucks per color and I must say they matched the paint perfectly. The B12 was also poder coated, but you really have to have everything sand blasted and sanded real good for that. I think from now on I'm going to go the spray can route as it does a pretty fair job.

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It's taken me about 8 cans of Orange and 4 cans of black but I have been doing more than one coat of paint plus all the undersides of the decks. Got to remember I have done my frame and front steering twice because of oil on the rag when I wiped it off after sanding. Even the oil off your hands will make it fisheye.

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