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I have an AC B-12, runs great and is in excellent condition but it needs paint. can anybody tell me the names of the colors on a B-12?

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Kent
Here's a link to all I know about the paint. You'll need to get it custom mixed for you, if you want it to match the original color with automotive or industrial paint -- the original paint is no longer available. http://www.simpletractors.com/parts/paint_codes.htm If you're looking to "make do" with something off the shelf in a spray can that may be "close enough" you can try a brand called American Accents (made by Rustoleum) in a color called "Brilliant Yellow." I've had good luck with it, and it actually gets a little more "golden" (instead of yellow) with age and exposure to light. You can see the results on my story of resurrecting a Big Ten at this link: http://www.simpletractors.com/parts/paint_codes.htm I also used it on "my HB-216" that you can see at this link: http://simpletractors.com/do_it/variable_to_hydro.htm You can notice on this tractor the shading difference between the rear fenders/seat pan and the rest of the tractor. I'd painted the rear fenders a couple of years earlier and you can see how it ages to a slightly different shade -- not quite as yellow.... [img]http://simpletractors.com/images/var_hydro/left_rear_small.jpg[/img] I work the heck out of my tractors, and they're always a "work in progress" so I wanted ready access to more paint for new parts, implements, etc. That's why I chose to go with an off-the-shelf answer.... For example, one of this winter's projects is to clean and repaint a 48" deck to go on the HB-216.

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RonT
I know that NAPA has a color chart with some implement colors on it that are very close. Here is a B-112 painted with a NAPA color.

Iused the PPG generic brand called OMNI on my 912H it was an exclent paint with a good price it seems to have some real good duriability also.

Good luck let me know if you have any questions.

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Kent
Coming back from his first tractor show at Brooklyn last year, my son Eli (then 9 years old) told me "Don't worry, Dad. When you die, I'll take good care of your tractors and take them to the club's shows..." After thinking for a few long moments, all I could say was "Thank you, but I don't plan to die any time soon...." God bless these tractors and those who love them!

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thanks for the ideas, I thought that might be the case with the off the shelf paint. I restored a 1950 WD and found the right paint but no success with the little guy. sorry for your loss Ron, but I'm sure he knows it's in good hands. My yard isn't really big enough to use the B-12 but it will make great transportation at the shows when I take the big one.

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