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Old 12-28-2018, 09:21:43 PM
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Default amount of paint needed for a garden tractor

It appears I may have to use a spray gun to paint the Pennfield Garden tractor I am working on as I can not find light metallic blue in a spray can of quality or qauntity.
So if I were to go get paint mixed to paint this tractors frame,and seat and fenders, how much paint would I need? This is to much paint but appears to be everything I would need as far as correct chemicals and such.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Light-Blue-...frcectupt=true
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Default Re: amount of paint needed for a garden tractor

Can you get a quart? My guess is a pint is too little and a quart will be too much
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Default Re: amount of paint needed for a garden tractor

Actually i did find a quart of "Ice blue" and the chemicals for 59 bucks on ebay.I will check the local Napa about this to.
I was thinking a quart should be more than enough but I am thinking a second opionion is a good idea.
I guess I could have some other little item or 2 laying there ready for a coat of paint that the color didn't matter to use up the remainder on so it would not go to waste.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Gloss-...t/252518063003

A gallon can be had for 99 bucks! But sheesh,I aint got that much stuff I want light metallic blue!
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A good paint shop should be able to put your paint in rattle cans for you. A NAPA auto parts in Newton NJ does it with automotive paints, and a local paint stort (Paintin Place, Denville NJ) does it for Sherman Williams enamel paints they sell. I should think a quart should be more than enough - it should be enough to fill 6 rattle cans and have some left over. My FD did this for an American La-France fire truck they were restoring. If you spray it yourself, be sure to wear respitory protection, as vapors from paint can damage your lungs. A simple dust mask will NOT do
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Default Re: amount of paint needed for a garden tractor

The amount of paint needed depends on how you are going to go about painting your tractor. If you are going to disassemble it all, it will take more paint. When I painted our daughters Cub Cadet 102, it was disassembled to the bare frame, paint piece by piece, then reassembled. It took a little over a gallon of paint.

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