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Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« on: August 12, 2018, 03:30:57 PM »
I finally fixed my dozer and got my powerwasher moved down here to belben camp.. While its all apart id like to blast on a cheap coat of paint.  Its a komatsu but ita been painted already and i dont care about a perfect match.  A sub $100 brush on 40ft decent job is fine.  Dark machine gray rustoleum rattle can is a nice match for the gray portions (maybe what was used last time) but i need a yellow.  Majic's deere yellow is too bright.. Rustoleum safety yellow is way too bright, like a fluorescent highlighter.  Im looking for a thicker, tougher paint by the gallon thats a hair more orangey goldish, closer to cat/case.  

What ya suggest?  
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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 03:45:03 PM »
After hours of chipping and scraping





Then hours of power washing







The dash and the drippy top post are safety yellow.  Bottom of post is JD yellow but i dont care for either.  Too watery, phantom colors beneath it.
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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 05:32:36 PM »
Lowe's has an oil based tintable paint that is about $25/gallon they will make it in any color you want. I did my Franklin 170 skidder with one gallon. I stretched it pretty thin to make it work but that was probably 4 years ago and it still looks pretty good today.
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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 07:35:19 PM »
Do you remember the brand?  We have a lowes in town
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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 08:26:07 PM »
It's under their own brand of paint label, which I can't think of the name of off hand. 
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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 08:26:54 PM »
At the time it was right next to the Rust-Oleum gallons.
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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 09:49:05 PM »
If I was doing that much work, I'd get some machinery and implement paint from automotive paint supplier.  Single stage enamel, but made for the job.  Something that uses a hardener.  A good two-part epoxy primer to start.  NAPA carries some good automotive paint, or some go to some other local source of your choice.  They usually have knowledgeable staff that can put you on the right track.

With the amount of labor that goes into prepping and painting, it's worth a few extra bucks to get good paint.  

Tractor Supply sells some implement paint and the hardener that goes with it.  Most of the colors are standard machinery colors, but you won't find any good advice there usually.

Just my $.02

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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 09:50:57 PM »
Most of TSC help don't even have animals.
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 09:54:42 PM »
Couple weeks ago I went to TSC to buy a bush hog, my old was was just not worth fixing again, walked in, told the girl at the cash register I wanted one of their 6' bush hogs, blank stare, told her I wanted a 6' rotary cutter, more blank stare. She asked me to take her to it, which I did, she then asked what those "big things" are used for...  
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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 10:12:35 PM »
Mike... if you where making another run thru NY I would recommend "ponsenello" which is a big paint place in Albany, they will blend any color in marine quality paint pretty reasonable, what we have been using lately. 

 Southside- have you ever been to a "running's" ??? There is one in Gloversville, had about destroyed the local tractor supply, everything you could ever want under 1 roof... 

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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2018, 10:26:48 PM »
Nah no more trips eric.  Kids back in school so my cinderella license is over.  I made 3 runs with them and did get some important bits moved down.  I wasnt far from you when i ejected that trailer axle, be glad i didnt call!

Truthfully, im doing a little testing here to see if i want to start painting equipment for a brief summer gig now that i have some daylight without kids.  I got my hose maker and dies down, got the power washer, have a sandblaster up north, year or so ill have basic machine shop, have good hydraulics shops nearby to supply packings and such. Have the tools.  I could pick up and drop off medium sized equipment and we do have a few larger equipment auction joints toward nashville.  Maybe theres an old horse trader waiting for me to do the hard part.. I dunno. 

So old iron rehab is kinda up my alley and cleaning/painting rounds that package out pretty well.  You gotta pull everything apart to get at hoses and pins.  If you got a power washer its much more pleasant to work on a cleanish machine.  not that much further to paint.  So i wanted to just have an idea on time and water/electric cost to do a dozer, and if i do mine i will have some pics for an ad.  Gonna see what bottom of the barrel gets me.  Its a yard machine that im keeping, nothin fancy.   Ill do as nice a job as a customer wants to pay for.  

I do have to figure out a much longer pressure hose, a good and cheap degreaser and getting my heat coil rebuilt.  Cold spray just doesnt have the snot.  I want to melt stickers off, not scrape them.
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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2018, 07:14:56 AM »
I've done some higher quality restorations and also alot of fast and nasty quicky paint jobs. Paying a little more for quality paint is well worth the money. For equipment I have been using PPG's performance series industrial paint. They have hundreds of different colors to chose from and I'm sure you'll find something close. It covers excellent, sprays great and seems to really hold up. Most professional paint shops carry this series. It should be somewhere in the neighborhood of 75 a gallon.
 

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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2018, 08:04:11 AM »
 I walked into TSC went to the implement paint shelf and picked up a gallon of cat yellow. It goes on with a paint brush doesn't leave brush stroke lines.I don't remember what it cost but I know it was less than $100.


 

 This is after 4yrs.

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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2018, 09:27:28 AM »
Mike,there is a company out of New York called "magnet paint" that i have used for years. It will stick to anything,they have several styles of paint(both 2 part epoxy and single part) ,they will send it to your door,and they have a large selection of colors, and they are priced very reasonable.
 The only problem is it tends to fade after several years if left out in the  sun.
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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2018, 10:05:22 AM »
TSC has worked for us for years.  If you want it to be really durable add hardener.  I've heard that Magnet Paints are very good and have thought I'd try them on the next old tractor I paint.
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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2018, 10:50:41 AM »
Thanks for the info fellas.   

Now what to run through the pressure washer for a cheap degreaser?  Dawn was good on the loose oily stuff but some of it is closer to a baked on tar, chisel only type crud.  

I wish there was a way to inject an abrasive through it like salt or wash powder to hammer the trash off. 
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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2018, 11:09:21 AM »
They sell abrasive injectors for power washers.  I don't know how well they work, but may be worth a try.  I could use one myself.  Obviously if you're using abrasive you have to stay away from sensitive stuff.  Not sure if I have the discipline to do that.

I've experimented with a lot of different degreasers. Some of them are pretty harsh.  Choose wisely.  Seems like most times I need to dilute them to get the right mixture at the nozzle and not use them up too fast.  Simple Green isn't bad for lighter work.  I've also used something called "The Brown Stuff" that's good for hard to clean machinery.  It's got a long list of things to stay away from though.  Sometimes I pre-treat with Gunk foaming spray.  I haven't found a single easy solution to the problem.

Like you said, hot water would be better, but I don't have that in my tool box either.
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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2018, 11:44:25 AM »
The silver water fire extinguishers make great degreaser applicators. The stuff will foam like mad coming out under pressure and gets into all the nooks and crannies.
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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2018, 09:36:44 PM »
Welp, thats that.  EZ bake oven cleaner destroys the worst baked on tar grade grease and dirt goo.   Purple power had nothin on ez bake.  Just gotta be careful not to breath it or get splattered, nasty caustic stuff. 
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Re: Cheap implement/equipment paint?
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2018, 09:51:57 PM »
This engine was BLACK.  One coat of oven cleaner and one wash later






I think the original paint is real close to cat yellow, then someone put that fisher price highlighter coat on top.  



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