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post #1 of 8 Old 11-14-2021, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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"Farm and Impliment" tractor paint on a jeep.

Considering painting my jeep with some tractor paint, has anyone around here used that? I see it comes in white so would I be able to get it colored at a paint store? I assume I should add a hardener when spraying it?

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-15-2021, 03:27 PM
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No, you can't tint 'white' paint to get a different color. There are different base paints that get tinted for a different paint colors, they are not a true white that then get tinted. Yes you will want to add hardener if you are going to spray it, you will also want the correct thinner. There should be a spec on the can for what hardener and thinner to use to apply the implement paint. Assuming you are looking at Van Sickle paint, here is there pre-tinted paint color card.


https://www.vansicklepaint.com/docum...nd-color-guide

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Will go with Mausoleum because its easiest to get. Do they sell self etching primer in gallon cans?
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Assuming you mean Rust-Oleum paint.... I do not see where they offer self-etching in anything other than a rattle can.

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You can get a gallon of say self etching primer for bare metal shipped under $60 from say Summit racing bu that was just the first one that pop up in search.

To do a whole jeep would take a lot of cans, and you dont get the same coverage as say a spray gun or finish for sure. Hard to keep a wet line on larger stuff with a rattle can..

I would just get a single stage paint that has all the line of extras like( acrylic is the lowest cost of stuff, then you get into the epoxy type stuff can get expensive polyurethanes< but tough as nails too. it is what they tend to use on Farm and commercial stuff ; drying agent, reducers etc. single stage i have used before even had a high gloss agent as well. wont be 30 bucks for white cost i bet. Places on line or if local prices can at least come close. Issue is shipping this stuff has has mat charge, that primer i looked at said like 10 bucks for added shipping for that gallon but you dont know maybe a box of stuff is one charge?

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Rust opium is tintable at our Menards. Yes to adding a hardener.
Check out Kirker paint at Autobody tool mart. Reasonable cost and good quality
I’ve sprayed both and prefer the Kirker for the better results.
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Yea Rust-Oleum, auto correct got me again. The heck is "Mausoleum"?? I have a paint gun so spraying is no problem. The jeep was already primed by the previous owner I just need to touch up a few spots that got some surface rust, guess I should stick with regular primer then?
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Considering painting my jeep with some tractor paint, has anyone around here used that? I see it comes in white so would I be able to get it colored at a paint store? I assume I should add a hardener when spraying it?
You can probably get a reasonable paint in Home depot, they'll match whatever sample you want.

While it might seem easy to match a color adding tints, it will not work at all like you expect (unless you have years of paint mixing as an artist). Let their computer do the job.

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