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Old 10-06-2011, 10:28:18 AM
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Hi all the other day a can of paint stripper exploded in my shed covering my international and ruined the paint so iv decided to repaint it i want to paint it IHC red but i want it to be a really shiny finish but there are lots of pits in the casting how should i go about filling and smoothing them out
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Default Re: Repainting my IHC M

"M"s could be red originally, in case someone objects. This one even had the original decals. The black flywheels and head were painted later.

I've even seen a blue, Osborn "M" but don't know of the story behind that one.
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Does that original decal say McCormick or International on your red engine? Thanks for posting!
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The decal was McCormick-Deering. Seems like it was a 1932 engine but it's long gone and this is the only photo.
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Iv got the second coat of grey on it now i was thinking of doin 5 coats of grey them 6 or 7 coats of red then a clear coat
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oops i forgot the picture
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Iv just put the second coat of red on my International im going to put another four coats of red on then two coats of clear it should look good when im done
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Hi mate,

Great job with the paint on the M. Looks sensational! I have just bought a 1 1/2 M today which was badged as a McCormick Deering IHC and thus is still in its working clothes of green with red painted oil caps and a black painted head. Apparently that is how they were delivered over here. Can just still make out the original decals. In two minds as to whether to leave it as it is and coat it with hydraulic oil or do a "Hamilton" and do a Mickey mouse paint job. I'm leaning towards the new paint after seeing your efforts.
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What kind of primer, paint and clear coat are you using?

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hi if you really want it smooth spray it with surface primer and sand it down start with 80 grit spray it again and keep useing finer and repeat the process until its as smooth as glass eventuly you should use 400 grit it will really shine good luck
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What kind of primer, paint and clear coat are you using?

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I used dulux grey sanding primer and wattle KillRust delicious red

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Hi mate,

Great job with the paint on the M. Looks sensational! I have just bought a 1 1/2 M today which was badged as a McCormick Deering IHC and thus is still in its working clothes of green with red painted oil caps and a black painted head. Apparently that is how they were delivered over here. Can just still make out the original decals. In two minds as to whether to leave it as it is and coat it with hydraulic oil or do a "Hamilton" and do a Mickey mouse paint job. I'm leaning towards the new paint after seeing your efforts.
Thanks it has taken a while to get it just right i put about 6 coats of primer and 10 coats of red might i ask what is a hamilton
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Default Re: Repainting my IHC M

G'day Robert,
About twenty years ago I went all out on my 3hp M circa 1920.
I normally don't go to this much bother repainting a engine, but the finish came up like glass and even now it still looks good.
This photo was taken last year at the Tapanui rally in Southland.

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