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    Veteran Member Hooked_on_HP's Avatar
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    Default What was I thinking

    A couple of months ago I got a new KK box blade. This weekend I final got arround to making the guage wheels for it. After all the grinding and welding was done it was time to paint it. I was at Big R(farm store) and they had rustolium tractor paint on sale. I picked Old Catipilar yellow. It looked close to the KK color. After I got home and opened it it was quite a bit brighter. Oh well, it's just a box blade.The color is more like the yellow JD uses on their const. equiptment. After I got done (took forever to dry) I took it out and put it with the rest of the atachments. I stood back and looked at everything. The box blade looked great, every thing else looked like crap. So now I have a RFM,Tiller,brush hog and landscape rake to paint.I should have gotten the right color for the BB and saved a lot of work. Does anyone know how to make Rustolium dry faster.

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    Default Re: What was I thinking

    After applying the paint. The only thing that will help is temperatures above 50 degrees and humidity lower than 85%. If your weather is similar to our here in southern MI the last week or so. It will be hard to achieve the temperature and humidity. Even in a heated shop.


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    Default Re: What was I thinking

    I use a movie light. If it is spray paint from a can I put it in a water bath that is around 100 degrees and let it stay in the hot water for several minutes. I use a 1000 watt movie light and pre heat the metal as much as I can. As I spray the paint I follow the spray with the hot lamp as I am spraying. The paint is almost dry by the time the light leaves the sprayed area. I have not done this while it is real humid but it may work. I usually do this almost every time I use spray can paint and have never had any problems with the painted surface, where I have had problems when I did not follow the above procedure. I just remodeled a kitchen and now have an electric stove with oven to pre heat my smaller metal parts prior to painting and do a little paint baking afterwords. Do not try this in your kitchen your significant other may object and it may taint the taste of any baking she does.
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    Default Re: What was I thinking

    HP,
    It sure is nice to repaint those attachments, makes them look brand new. But after a couple uses I found mine start to all look the same used again. I wouldn't worry too much about one implement sticking out from the others. You can only use one a t a time anyway, right? No one but you will know.
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    Veteran Member Hooked_on_HP's Avatar
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    Default Re: What was I thinking

    All the rest are regular KK color. I never did like the color,just the price. Nice bright yellow looks a hole lot better than faded dull yellow. I brought the RFM in tonight to start cleaning it up for paint. KK paint jobs are bad to begin with. A good coat of paint will help.

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