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JCB
Got my paint in the other day.( Simplicity) it says powder coat. ??????? Does anyone know the difference between it and enamel and lacquer? It seems to go on the primer fine. Will it take clear coat? The dealer said it took the place of the 1964 antique orange? Thanks JCB

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Al
Hi, He should have said it is Powder Orange, the color of the current powder coat used on new tractors. Powder coat is a dust like product. The items to be painted come down the line through several cleaning dips and drying to the paint area. They are they charged with a very high negative voltage. This static charge [like 50,000 volts] attracts the color particles. The paint gun just fogs out a dust it is attracted to the item and then it goes through an oven that heats it to melt the color particles which happens and it is painted. It has many advantages, the biggest being relatively little waste as the color goes to the item like a magnet. There are less environmental problems because there are no solvent vapors, the finish is very durable and retains color better, There are less health risks because there are not the solvents for people to breathe, amd colors can be changed very simply with out all the hassle of solvent cleaning paint guns. What little cleanup there is is just a matter of sweeping up a little dust instead of "washing off overspray, and it doesn't run. Finally the cutomer gets a Superior product. Good luck, Al

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Thanks for the reply Al It is powder orange # 1685589 You said it was the color of new tractors.But it matches the paint on the 63 perfect.I'm wondering if it was repainted? to the new color. But it doesn't look as dark as the new tractors???????? Thanks for all your help. JCB

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See if you can rub though the paint and see a different shade underneath. The originals were a redish orange that is NLA. Chevy engine orange/red is supposed to be a close match to the original.

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