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The danger in a freshly painted tractor


 
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murray moore
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:05 pm    Post subject: The danger in a freshly painted tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

After a few weeks of fixing this, repairing that,
replacing worn out bushings, bearings, seals,
transmission, rewiring, scrubbing 60 years of
grease, grinding and stripping the old paint, priming,
painting, and today finally reassembled, started and
drove the old Ford . The problem I am having is - it
looks too nice to use. Oh well, when I get into the
brush and start skidding logs and the like - the first
scratch will put it all back into perspective. After-all,
its a tractor - and its meant to work.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:45 am    Post subject: Re: The danger in a freshly painted tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Take it easy on the paint for now. It might be dry enough to drive around but the paint doesn't achieve it's full hardness for a month or so. A freshly painted tractor will scratch a lot easier.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:12 am    Post subject: Re: The danger in a freshly painted tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

you just need to park it and buy a different tractor to use,repaint it, buy another....
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:28 am    Post subject: Re: The danger in a freshly painted tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yep. I fell victim to that process ! lol.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:34 am    Post subject: Re: The danger in a freshly painted tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That is why I do a 20 foot paint job. Looks real good till your less then 20 feet from ti an the nyou see a run here or other such paint problem
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:59 pm    Post subject: Re: The danger in a freshly painted tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Runs? What?s that lol! They are the bane of a paint perfectionist.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: The danger in a freshly painted tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Been there done that before. It has been a few years since my last rebuild. Thats the key - wait til you forget about how much work it is - then do another one.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: The danger in a freshly painted tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Good idea - good to step away from it for a while then get back into the seat.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: The danger in a freshly painted tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I Always enjoy the work as a LABOr OF LOVE
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:46 pm    Post subject: Re: The danger in a freshly painted tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I agree. It is fun work. Projects like these seem to dictate their own agenda and time line. Rushing them or having expectations that it will be completed on a certain date or within a certain amount of time tends to buy trouble.
 
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