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KTNC
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Painting Bolts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When painting (farmall M) are there any bolts in particular that should not painted?

And on a painted bolt that must be re-attached to the tractor, how can you do it so that the fresh paint is not scuffed/removed?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Painting Bolts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I usually say an bolt in oil or coolant shouldn't be painted. As far as not scratching them not much you can do, try to be gentle and touch them up.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:22 am    Post subject: Re: Painting Bolts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No, the entire tractor was painted assembled so all bolts are red.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:54 am    Post subject: Re: Painting Bolts Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Try putting some plastic wrap over the head to protect it. You will still need to touch up with a brush. A lot of people like to have that contrast of all the shiny bolt heads, but it is not usually correct. But to each his own as they say.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Painting Bolts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

KTNC wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:32:11 02/27/13) When painting (farmall M) are there any bolts in particular that should not painted?

And on a painted bolt that must be re-attached to the tractor, how can you do it so that the fresh paint is not scuffed/removed?

thanks

I have had the best luck not painting them before assembly. I bead blast the hardware, assemble the item, wipe down the hardware with a degreaser and then paint them with a small detail brush.
When I painted them first they always chipped and then looked like heck if I painted over the chipped paint.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Painting Bolts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would agree with D Scott, have never had much luck pre painting bolts.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: Painting Bolts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would poke holes in cardboard boxes and stick the bolts in them for prepainting. Never had much problem with them getting buggered up upon assembly,BUT I don't use hardener either. Hardener will make your fresh paint pop right off.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Painting Bolts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Like DScott, I paint them after assembly. I have refinished 6 running gears and in each case I paint the lug bolt heads. First I rub the bolt heads against the wire wheel on my bench grinder, wipe them down, and wrench them on the wheels. Then I apply a coat of primer with a 1/4" detail brush and then 2 coats of finish paint with the same detail brush. Takes time but looks good.
 
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