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Old 05-21-2011, 04:20:28 PM
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Default Color of paint 1935 F12

I can't find the paint code for the grey farmall. I went to McCormick website and got the formula imron color went to the paint store and they can't make it. What color grey is it. I have seen so many shades on farmalls. I'm trying to find the right one. Any help thanks
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:50:30 AM
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Default Re: color of paint 1935 f12

Welcome to SmokStak and welcome to the maddening world of what color grey were early IHC tractors. My local automotive paint place and my best in-town paint store can match anything, IF I bring them a chip.
There is someone on-line who will sell you the Imron formula for $25 or $35 dollars. I don't think we want to use Imron on my 10-20 so all he would be giving me for that price is a quart of paint that I could use to make a chip that I could take to one of my local paint guys.
The IHC grey is a medium dark grey that (I think) has a touch of blue in it.
If anybody has a correct grey chip, would you mail me a chip to Naked 10-20, 2201 N. Sangre Rd, Stillwater, OK 74075.
I will make sure that falconry63 gets a sample too.
Thnx....Sam
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Default Re: color of paint 1935 f12

The McCormick-Deering dot com guys got their hands on an unopened gallon of tractor gray and had a formula created from a radiator tank they painted with it. That's probably the closest we'll ever get to "original". Everything painted that color will be original as to THAT particular run of paint from whatever vendor IHC was buying from at THAT particular period of production. I've stated before that I read somewhere that IHC bought surplus battleship paint early on and Lord knows how many different shades they got got when buying from the government. I took a 1935 F-12 all the way down and found traces of bleached out gray that had a lot of blue in it. A few years later I did a 1927 Regular that the hidden spots had more black in the gray. So, find someone that can mix or cross the Imron and you can say you are "original".
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thanks for the info
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Hi Guys,
We have struggled with this issue as well. We ended up purchasing the formula from Mark Stephenson from McCormick-Deering.com. It is a very dark grey. We were able to have it mixed in Centari, which seemed to cover well and we are satisfied with the finish and durability. I've attached a picture of our customer and his uncle with the 22-36 that we painted with this paint. As part of the purchase agreement for the formula, I signed a form saying that I would not disburse the formula to others, so I would not be comfortable sending a chip. I recommend that you pay the $25.00 and support Mark and his research to get us this color.

My understanding is that the paint came to IH in "cakes". Those were dissolved in large drums of solvent, probably turpentine or something. With that type of system, it is not hard to imagine how there could be 10 different shades of IH Gray that you could argue to be "original". I'm sure that over the years, the chemicals changed, which affected the color, too, so that by the time they switched to red in the late '30's, it was a different shade than those tractors that were painted in the '20's.
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Default Re: Color of paint 1935 F12

you can get that formula for free now. i download from that site in imron and centri. my paint jobber can't make it. fordson house has a color i will try. It's a bluy grey thanks
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Default Re: Color of paint 1935 F12

IHC blue
Dupont 24160 blue

IHC gray
Dupont 98620 or 6923 gray

IHC green
Dupont 93-84155 Adirondack Green

IHC green (for Mogul)
Dulux 93-29609-H Olive Green

IHC green for "M" engine
Dupont 7498D green

IHC red
Dupont #674
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i found a guy that makes centri dupont paint he made up some it's a dark blue i will paint a chip and send it to you
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