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Chris727
I was wondering if anyone here knows if a quart would be enough paint to repaint an entire early B10? I would imagine it would be plently for most later machines which have black transmissions and engines but since I'm basically painting everything with the exception of the wheels, center PTO, and dash, I didn't know if I would need 2 quarts. I went to the paint store today and they told me it would be $80 [:0] for two quarts of what I needed (Du Pont Satari?) That was the only paint that looked close. Thanks. Chris

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D-17_Dave
I'm not familiar w/ Du Pount paint but if you have to add thiner as other paints of this style you'll end up w/ about 2 quarts of spray from 1 quart of bought product. Either way 1 should be a plenty. It's not the amount of paint on it that counts. It's the prep work and it sticking good that holds it tough.

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KenK
I've painted 6 of the old B's and the 1st one I painted had thin paint(could have used 2 more coats).I generally buy paint by the gallon for 2 reasons.#1 I don't want to run short while painting a tractor.#2 whatever is left I can use for painting an implement or two.I think 2 qts. would do the tractor though.

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Chris727
Thanks for the tips guys. I will likely buy 2 quarts. I have been looking at PPG's Omni paint. I believe it was around $40 for the 2 quarts. The Dupont store told me I could only get my color in Centari which cost $80 for two quarts. Thats pretty far out of my league so I'm leaning towards the PPG. Delstar is the higher quaility if I'm not mistaken, not sure about its price. Has anyone used OMNI? I would like a paint that will be durable enough to have some gasoline resistance. Also the guy at the PPG store recomended epoxy primer because supposedly it adheres better. I was also thinking of looking into Sherwin Williams products. Has anyone used those for a tractor? Thanks in advance. Chris

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BrianP
When you take into account the thinner you'll be adding, 2 quarts is what I'd run with. This should give you plenty to work with as well as some left for touch-ups or attachments. I've only ever used DuPont products, and had great sucess with their Centari acrylic enamel when I painted cars back in the 1980's. Back then, I used 1 gallon for the early 1970's vintage intermediate cars I was working on. Proper preparation is the key to a good paint job. About 90% of your efforts will be in the prep work. Actual painting only takes up about 10% of your time/effort. Sanding and primer are key factors as is wiping your tractor with PrepSol prior to the top coat to remove the inevitable fingerprints. One last tip, make sure you pick a day with the right kind of weather. A temperature of 70-75 is good but you must have low humidity for the best results. I seem to recall having to add hardener to the enamel depending upon the weather. Your paint dealer should be able to help you on this score. Best of luck.

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dhardin
One will do if your good and dont spill any or to much over spray. Get all the parts ready, primed if need and taped off, remember a clean clean serface. allso set up a place to hang the smaller parts you have removed. One quart will do it all with a little left. Buying to much paint i have found, by the next time you need it its has set up some and seperated or i have to think has it been froze, and I am afraid to use it. If you use a hardner and you should, NEVER pour mixed paint back in the can. Best yet is to paint the hole tractor at one time, you loose a lot in the bottom of the can and over mixing, and clean ups. My best tip is to not over thin the paint. Use only enough thinner to make the gun spry smooth, some guns need more thiner pain than other. The paint instruction are a adverage and to help in the complete mixing of thinners and hardner, so if you use less thinner its harder to get it mixed well so lots of sturing is needed. The paint will not run as easlly and it will "wateron" better and lay flat. I blame all my bad paint jobs on old paint. lol

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Chris727
I took a panel off the tractor to an auto parts store and they computer matched it. I will likely buy 2 quarts of their paint. It is OMNI (acrylic enamel) by PPG. I will also use hardener. As for metal preparation this tractor is going to be sanded or sanblasted to bare metal, then I plan on using an etching chemical. My Dad has painted cars before so he can show me how to get things mixed and use the spray gun. This tractor is getting pretty expensive, will likely have $500-$600 in it but it should be about as good as new. Engine is going .20 over and getting a new undersized rod and piston, just got it back from the machinist. Will keep posted. Thanks. Chris

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Chris727
I have now bought 2 quarts of PPG's Omni Acrylic Enamel. It cost $40.50 for the 2 quarts. The autoparts store computer matched it, color in the can looks about right, will let you know how it turns out. Still have to do most of my prep work. Hopefully I'll get to painting within a month. Will post pics when I get some painting done. Thanks. Chris

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