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I'm slowly getting my '53 Farmall Super "C" ready to repaint and was looking for a descent paint to cover it with and was checking out this "Majik" IH Red paint that tractor supply and AG Supply sells with hardener and reducer and was wondering if anyone has experience with it. I'm not looking to put the tractor in any shows and probably won't even put new decals on it and i will be painting it outside under a woodshed roof. I Have pretty fair painting skills and have even repainted a '86 Rolls-Royce. Thanks guys
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Well since nobody wants to reply i guess i'll talk to myself.
I found a deal on Van sickles Tractor,equipment enamel paint for $9.00 a gallon and bought 2 gallons. The salesman told me it doesn't require hardener/catalyst but after looking at their website it shows two kinds being available. so now i'll have to find who sells it online because the paint was on a closeout sale and they don't have anything to go with it.
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Default Re: My Super C paint question

I have used that brand of paint as it is what is sold at Tractor Supply and Rural King around here and it is affordable. You need to use the hardener to help it last a bit better and reduce the fading of the pigment. The hardener should be available thru those outlets as well. It won't come up to the gloss level of those expensive automotive quality paints, but if your not trying to win top trophies at the high society car shows, it will serve well enough. It is after all a better grade of paint than the factory used when new.
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Are all hardeners alike? Can you use a different brand? Curious.
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I Wouldn't try it. I imagine their chemistry is tuned to the paint. I've even had trouble in the past using another brands primer. It was like oil and water. I'll find some today.
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I’ve used tic majic,with hardner. I think it very good for farm tractor that’s worked. The only grip it s not to goo around the leaky Farmall super fuel tank cap the gas spill stains it.
I don’t think this red I’d right for early ihc red. But good enough .
I would like to try tallmans ag specialties out of Iowa , I got it from them for the Fordson ,I like it it is thick and heavy but I’ve brushed it and thought it not good but come back in an hour and it looks great .smooths as all get out. No brush marks great for stuff like steering gear or parts that waste paint when spray.
http://www.agspecialty.com/indclrs.htm

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Default Re: My Super C paint question

I used the tractor paint on my pontoon, wetsanded buffed then waxed twice a year. Used the harder in it. Two years so far and is still shiny.
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I have used mis-matched hardener with 2pak paints with no issue. Also threw some into ordinary high gloss enal to help send it off with a good result in cool weather.
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The Majic paint is a linseed oil based alkyd coating and this type of coating is a very good choice for all types of machinery. Majic offers a hardener which effectively speeds the drying process. All linseed based coatings take a long time to get really hard because of the linseed oil itself. Raw linseed oil won't harden at all so paint manufacturers first boil the linseed oil just so it will harden at some point down the road. The hardener just helps that process along. If your machinery sits outdoors, I strongly suggest a good coat or two of carnauba wax every so often. Allow your new paint to harden for at least 30 days before applying the wax.
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