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1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use?


 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:20 pm    Post subject: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This combine has sat in my dads barn sense 1964 , i got it running and all it needs is a good wax job and I was wondering what would be the best way to do that? What kind of wax, buffer? IDK help lol
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Would like to see a picture of it. First combine I ever run was 1954 JD 55 combine. As a 17 year old kid I was king of the hill when running that thing.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:26 pm    Post subject: Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've found a hand sprayer with diesel fuel and a little motor oil will brighten an old combine as well or better than wax with a lot less effort. With so many nooks and crannies on a combine a wax job gets monotonous in a hurry. Mike
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I waxed a combine once. nuff said bout that.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Buffed out my 55 this fall. I used Malco Rejuvenator and a foam pad on an electric buffer for the big areas and by hand on the spots the buffer wouldn't go. Rejuvenator is excellent for oxidized paint. I highly recommend it.

http://www.amazon.com/Malco-Rejuvenator-Step-Paint-Restoration/dp/B001UOMDZU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355858717&sr=8-1&keywords=malco+rejuvenator


 


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:11 pm    Post subject: Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mike, My uncle from Hindman Kentucky taught me that trick about 40 years ago, I still call it Kentucky wax and it works great.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Jon, Any reason not to wax a combine? I was thinking about waxing the sheet metal on my 4420 until I saw your comment. Al
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Compare the number of square feet that is on a combine to say a car, then figure in that it has probly never been waxed since new. I did a 7700 jd once. Took me and my 5 kids more than a day, but it was oxidized badly and hard to wax.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: 1956 55 combine needs waxed, whats best to use? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No reason not to, just a huge amount of work.
 
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