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Unread 07-22-2010, 07:02 PM   #1
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ok VALSPAR tractor and imp. paint? reviews/tips?

ok valspar tractor and implement paint tractor supply store like $30 a gallon whats the mix for thinning? im using the hardener as well. i know someone used this how did it do?

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Unread 07-24-2010, 11:02 PM   #2
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Unread 07-25-2010, 10:27 AM   #3
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i did it once a looong time ago. Painted a truck for a coworker this crazy glow in the dark green color. I had no clue what i was doing then and he didnt care at all so....

He got it at a tractor supply place, but I dont remember how we thinned it now (was 20 years ago). But it looked great!!!! We shoved it outside in the sun to help it cure, and when we came back to check it the paint all cracked like a broken window. So...... take what you will from that. Im sure people use it with fine results, otherwise they wouldnt make it.

I saw one that another guy did, and it looked pretty bad too. It was real dull and flaking off in places, but I dont know how it was prepped.

As far as mixing it now that I have been painting a while......... I still dont know what they use, but it will say on the can. And im sure you mix it to where it sprays out of the gun. A season to taste type thing. Probly cant go over 20% mix though.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 08:32 PM   #4
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I've had personal experience with Val-spar and it was crap. It did nothing more then chip, flake, crack and chip some more. My buddy acid dipped it to clean all of the crap back of my prerunner tube.

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Unread 07-26-2010, 10:27 PM   #5
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All cans say right on the side. It might be 4-1-1, But it will list it like that on the can of paint. If you have never sprayed it mix a cup/gun worth at a time, Depending on your weather and humidity that day might have to add here or there. Just regular enamel paint, But prepared to wear half of it unless spraying outside.
I have better luck adding a little more hardener in the mixture but thats the way i like it, And i put the first coat on real heavy to where it will almost run. But to avoid cracks, Well at least right away, Dont let the sun hit it for 36 to 48 hours. It will have different and more flash times than base/clear. Only my opinion, Take extra time in prep and you will more than likely have a better paint job. Good luck
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Unread 07-27-2010, 07:07 PM   #6
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Personally I would use Van Sickle if you can get it, it is a smaller paint company that specializes in implement paint and they are just as good as some automotive paints, when I get my chance, I am going to paint my jeep New Holland Red. with a roller.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 01:52 PM   #7
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Or how bout this stuff that is made for autos? And almost as cheap.... but has way nicer colors.
Acrylic Urethane Car Paint Kits: Automotive Paint, Auto Paint, Car Paint
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Or how bout this stuff that is made for autos? And almost as cheap.... but has way nicer colors.
Acrylic Urethane Car Paint Kits: Automotive Paint, Auto Paint, Car Paint
This is a much better option. I've recommended this to old biker dudes who can't believe they have been paying so much for simple black urethane. A one gallon single stage kit gives you about 1 3/8 gallon of sprayable material for right at $80 delivered.

There are quite a few stock colors to choose from.

Here are some examples of what I have used Paintforcars on.
Adding pearl to the first coat or two of clear is quite amazing (boat and bike tank)







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Unread 07-30-2010, 03:29 AM   #9
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thx for the comments nice pics,...kkiowatj-i was looking for the ratio on the can and it was spelled out 1gal to 8 oz of reducer and 8oz of hardener per gallon (not required) thx again
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This is a much better option. I've recommended this to old biker dudes who can't believe they have been paying so much for simple black urethane. A one gallon single stage kit gives you about 1 3/8 gallon of sprayable material for right at $80 delivered.

There are quite a few stock colors to choose from.

Here are some examples of what I have used Paintforcars on.
Adding pearl to the first coat or two of clear is quite amazing (boat and bike tank)







Hey!! Thanks for posting those!! I can never get a chance to try that stuff and i have been wondering how well it worked. Most of the restos I do are high end and the guys want a little better stuff. Looks great to me!! Im gunna try some on my own crap soon!
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