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Mike, I'm using a different device with a seemingly better camera. I noticed too how much better the color turns out in these pictures.

Much of this project was done at night. Such as tonight I was out late working on it and am now typing this at 2:35 in the morning. But tonight I did my last touch up paint, finally uncovered the tires. I ran the engine for a while and then re torqued the head bolts. Finally, I applied the air cleaner decal to the filter cover.
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Yes, it shows up so much more. Nicely done. Not my cup of tea but it isn't meant to please me. Hope you can enjoy it for years to come.
 
Mike, I'm using a different device with a seemingly better camera. I noticed too how much better the color turns out in these pictures.

Much of this project was done at night. Such as tonight I was out late working on it and am now typing this at 2:35 in the morning. But tonight I did my last touch up paint, finally uncovered the tires. I ran the engine for a while and then re torqued the head bolts. Finally, I applied the air cleaner decal to the filter cover.
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she’s a beaut!
 
Just wondering why you didn't clean up the engine with all the other work you put in?
 
While that maybe isn't a color I would chose, I can tell by the gloss on the surface of the tractor you did an excellent job prepping for the paint. And how many yellow & white Cub Cadets must there be? COUPLE hundred thousand? There's probably another purple Cub out there somewhere, but I bet it doesn't look as nice as this one. GREAT JOB.
 
Just wondering why you didn't clean up the engine with all the other work you put in?

Time was not on my side with this one. I am okay with leaving it black for now. The engine I will pull back out and repaint at a later date. Also the clutch will need a teaser spring.
 
Joe,
I am no expert on painting, but I can tell you what I know. The rustoleum rusty metal primer does not work with Case IH Irongard paint. I am not sure of the ingredients, (haven't looked) but just know it don't work with Irongard paint. It will wrinkle up like a prune.
On the other hand, rustoleum automotive primer will work with Irongard paint. I still use it today, but I think it is getting hard to find.

Nice story Art! That was some history there.
I agree with you, except for rattle cans being a good source for painting. Maybe I am not doing it right, but I have rarely had success with rattle cans.
Most cans I have used either spit and sputter, or don't work at all. Some do this on the start, or soon after. The can I hate the most is the one that sprays like a dream, and about half way through the can spits out a glob, messing up the whole paint job.
I do use cans for primer, but I can sand off the globs and spatter.
I use an inexpensive finish spray gun from Lowes, and it works great. If I were to use cans to paint, I would have to buy about 100 to do one tractor. Case IH Irongard in the quart works great for me, and I can put it on as thick as I want. It takes about 2-3 quarts for me to do a tractor with a "thick" paint job.
Your are talking enamel 's Lacquer. Rustoleum in a Spray Can cannot be sprayed over Rustoleum in a can. It will Orange Peel
 
I realized I never finished off this thread. I was working on this machine to have it ready for the 2022 WNY gas and steam engine association's annual show. And that I did. It arrived Friday evening, and was there until Sunday afternoon. Always a lot of fun having something out at the show. During that time I got only one negative comment about the purple, and it was from someone who also happened to be a diehard Deere fan.
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