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pacodiablo
When I first picked up the MTD, it was covered in surface rust and some penetrating rust. Since then I have done a ton of body work and the tractor is almost ready for paint. However, I am not a very good painter. Does anyone have some good tips they have learned about painting? I want to do this right the first time. I plan to finish rust removal and getting the old paint off, then I will do 2 coats of primer and 2-3 coats of glossy gray.

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Drigon
I will to you suggesting trying it first once on an old piece sheet metal. The surfaces must be very very smooth and grease-free!

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skot71
I agree with Gerhard. I wet sanded after I had primed, then let it dry. I sprayed the paint with light coats, and it came out real good, at least for me! Good luck!

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jkmustang1
Are you using rattle cans to paint? If you are you can get a snap on handle with a trigger. Using one of those will give you better control. keep the can 8 to 10 inches or what it says on the can from the panel that you are painting. Start the spray before the panel and release after the panel Keeping a even distance from the panel through out the sweep. With a little practice as Drigon said you can get a real nice finsh. Two or three thin coats is better than one thick and runny one. Good Luck

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pacodiablo
Thanks!

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