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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:35 pm    Post subject: 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have been restoring a 1948 8n and the medium gray seems to have a brown tint but the old paint is gray. Is this normal?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:32 am    Post subject: Re: 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote



That depends on what you mean by "medium gray", "gray" and "brown tint". The correct color for an 8N is medium gray, and a lot of people say that it has a slight brown tint to it. 9Ns were a much darker gray. the "100s" up until '58 were medium gray as well. In '58 the X01s came out with a gray that has a little more of a yellow tan tint to it.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I used the to tp-240 medium gray but the old paint on it
looks like a light gray. I was almost wondering if it was just a
primer gray but I cant post a pic to show the difference.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:30 am    Post subject: Re: 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Blane W wrote:
(quoted from post at 17:36:47 09/12/22) I used the to tp-240 medium gray but the old paint on it
looks like a light gray. I was almost wondering if it was just a
primer gray but I cant post a pic to show the difference.




Following the XX1 tractor models that came out in 1958, Ford came out with the X000 models starting in 1962. They were painted blue and "off-white". It is not unusual for this off white to be used on repaints of older tractors.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 4:00 am    Post subject: Re: 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote


This looks like correct color for 8N to me.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

thanks for the info. It s kind of important to us because my grandad owned this tractor new. He worked at a shop that rebuilt them. He sold it years later and it came back to the family and still has his stamp when he rebuilt it in 3/12/59 and I started working on a 2n that I purchased and I have gone threw it and then they wanted me to bring it back to original colors and paint wasn t my strong point so I have been doing a lot of research on it so that pic really help fill in the blanks.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:12 am    Post subject: Re: 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Blane W wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:16:53 09/13/22) thanks for the info. It s kind of important to us because my grandad owned this tractor new. He worked at a shop that rebuilt them. He sold it years later and it came back to the family and still has his stamp when he rebuilt it in 3/12/59 and I started working on a 2n that I purchased and I have gone threw it and then they wanted me to bring it back to original colors and paint wasn t my strong point so I have been doing a lot of research on it so that pic really help fill in the blanks.



I agree with the gray in Duner's pic. Also be sure you paint the starter and genny red as in that pic.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2022 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That shouldn't be normal. If it has a brown tint to it then there must be the color red in the paint. Black and red make brown. Gray should be just black and
white. If you have some compatible green paint you might be able to add a little to the paint you are using and cancel the red in it. It might be easier to
replace the paint. If you doctored the paint, touch up latter would be very difficult.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:34 am    Post subject: Re: 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Stephen Newell wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:16:53 09/15/22) That shouldn't be normal. If it has a brown tint to it then there must be the color red in the paint. Black and red make brown. Gray should be just black and
white. If you have some compatible green paint you might be able to add a little to the paint you are using and cancel the red in it. It might be easier to
replace the paint. If you doctored the paint, touch up latter would be very difficult.



Most likely if the paint appears to have a brown tint to it, it is because the formula for that particular shade of gray calls for some red pigment to achieve the desired shade.
 
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