Tractor and Implement Paint (2024)

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Has any one used it on there boat?It's a single stage enamel.My cousin has a tractor that was painted roughly 30 years ago and it sits in the weather.When he cleans it up for parades,it looks really good.Not perfect but still has an even color with little to no fading.He painted it with a brush and there are no brush marks either.The reason I ask,my friend owns an auto parts store and they are clearing it out for inventory purposes.Plus it don't sell well any more.I can get a gallon of primer and a gallon of paint for $30.Color selection is limited tho.John Deer green,Allis Chamblers yellow,Ford blue,school buss yellow,and Massey Ferguson red.I'm thinking Ford blue or John Deer green.Maybe paint the hull John Deer green and paint the decks Allis Chamblers yellow.I got it!Paint the hull Ford blue and the decks and interior Massey Ferguson red.Ahhhhhh!So many color combos,it's hard to decide. #-o

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I have heard of people using it as a high durability paint on trailers, if the absolute perfect look obtained by powder coating isn't wanted, but the durability and longevity is to maintain a neat look, and to protect the steel.

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  • Oct 14, 2008
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i recomend it, especially for the price. We thin'd our paint out and spray'd it on an old ford tractor we restored acouple years ago, and the paint still shines like new after a bath, its sturdy stuff. ill be painting my boat w/ the leftovers somtime..... :roll:

  • Oct 14, 2008
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It's a very durable paint. Just remember that it will dry to the 'touch' in a few hours but it will take two or three weeks to completely "cure". It will be soft and scratch easily until fully cured but once cured it is a great paint. Back in the day before acrylic enamel I had my '60 Chevy painted, went to the DQ to show it off. I wasn't paying attention and a buddy sat on the fender for a few minutes, the imprint of his Levi's was there until I wrecked it and had it painted again.

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  • Oct 15, 2008
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I used tractor paint on my Mirrocraft and it came out pretty good. I just used a foam roller to roll it on in thin coats. It took about 3 coats, in a 2 day period and then sat untouched for a week to cure. The paint is now rock hard and pretty indestructable for the most part.

It isn't a perfect finish, with some bumps and wavyness in it, but it will work.

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  • Oct 16, 2008
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I have used it on stuff around here, I sprayed my rock rails on my jeep and it has held up very well the only places it has came off is were I have hit rocks real hard with them.

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  • Oct 16, 2008
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Dang, if it ever gets to where I need to re-paint the boat, I'll keep that stuff in mind. We have our share of tractor/implement places around here that probably carry it. Tractor and Implement Paint (11)

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Bass Bro said:

Tractor Supply carries it,i bought some for my 10 foot jon! Tractor and Implement Paint (14)

Do you happen to remember the price per gallon?

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ben2go said:

Bass Bro said:

Tractor Supply carries it,i bought some for my 10 foot jon! Tractor and Implement Paint (15)

Do you happen to remember the price per gallon?

Yea about 28 bucks

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Bass Bro said:

ben2go said:

Bass Bro said:

Tractor Supply carries it,i bought some for my 10 foot jon! Tractor and Implement Paint (17)

Do you happen to remember the price per gallon?

Yea about 28 bucks

$28 is not a bad price if it holds up to wear real well on the boat. Heck a gallon of deck stain or interior house paint runs around $25 :shock:

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  • Oct 19, 2008
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i paintet my first boat 15 years ago..a 14 ft mirro craft w a 33 hp evinrude the original ugly blue was more then i could take.

anyways i painted it with a implement paint from a store by me called fleet farm it was called battleship gray and it was tough as could be and stuck to the boat for the 4 years i kept it.

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I have painted 3 trailers with tractor paint and love it. Wont use anything else for trailers or stuff that doesnt need that awesome factory spray on look but it works. The last trailer I painted I put about 4 coats on with a brush and made it really thick. It took forever to dry but this thing is awesome and totally rust free. Even the front of the trailer where the road dirt and rocks hit it is still like day one. It's well worth it and if you can get a deal on it buy it up. Good for anything outdoors.

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  • Oct 27, 2008
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I have used duponts nason implement paint many times on boats and have never had a problem. I do add a enamel hardner called "wet Look" it makes the paint dry faster and harder and also gives it a glossy look similar to a clear coat.

Tractor and Implement Paint (2024)

FAQs

How to paint with implement paint? ›

Use a paint roller, paint pad, a high-quality paint brush or a sprayer to apply the enamel to the surface of the truck or tractor. Never use a low-quality applicator, since that can leave behind unsightly lines in the paint. Apply the enamel in a thin layer using long, consistent strokes.

What ratio do you mix Majic implement paint? ›

Use Majic Tractor, Truck, & Implement Enamel. Add 1/2 pint of Majic Catalyst Hardener to each gallon of paint (16:1). Mix thoroughly. Allow it to sit approximately 20 minutes before using.

How do I get my tractor ready to paint? ›

Prep the surface by removing dents, dings and rusty patches. You may need to replace these areas by welding pieces of new sheet metal. After welding, sand every surface you're going to paint. In addition, remove emblems and decals.

How long does it take for implement paint to cure? ›

Paint doesn't cure, or reach maximum hardness, until days after the paint is dry. How long it takes to cure depends on the type of paint: Oil-based paints - about 7 days. Latex paints - about 30 days.

Do you need primer for farm implement paint? ›

We strongly suggest that a primer is applied before painting, this will create a sealed barrier to the material and also provide a smoother finish. Simply giving you another layer of protection. Our Carboxide metal primer is a perfect solution alongside our tractor paint.

Does implement paint need clear coat? ›

Once the paint dries, it's then time to apply one to three coats of clear coat. Clear paint will ensure that your paint job lasts for as long as possible.

What is a substitute for Majic Reducer? ›

If Majic Reducer is not available, you can add up to 10% Naphtha, but it may put the product over the VOC limit allowed and increase the dry time. Majic Tractor, Truck, & Implement Enamel has a lower VOC limit than most enamels. The higher solids, cause the paint to be thicker and cover more area.

Can you buff Majic tractor paint? ›

Let dry a minimum of 24 hours between coats. It is dry when a fingernail can't penetrate the coating. Do not sand or use any compounds on the surface sprayed with Majic Clear Coat High Gloss Lacquer. Do not buff the surface.

How to mix Krylon farm and implement paint? ›

Krylon reducer can be added up to 20% per gallon. Krylon hardener can be added up to 1/2 pint per gallon. This product can be used on metal but priming is suggested for the best protection.

How much thinner do I add to tractor paint? ›

When thinning Van Sickle Enamel, as recommended on the label, we suggest starting at 8 parts paint to 1 part thinner (approximately 10%). Use either our R-05 VOC exempt reducer, VM&P Naphtha or Mineral Spirits.

Why are tractors painted yellow? ›

The main reason behind this color choice is safety. Yellow is a bright, attention-grabbing color. Of the seven colors on the visible light spectrum, yellow is the most visible at a distance and in the dark. Because it is easy to see even in challenging conditions, this vivid hue makes an excellent warning color.

How many coats of primer on a tractor? ›

Primer: All areas that have been sanded to bare metal, need at least 2 light coats of primer. Let each coat of primer dry 24 hours. Sand the entire body with 350 grit sandpaper and a sanding block before applying the topcoat.

Does implement paint stop rust? ›

Rust-Oleum® Farm & Implement paint provides superior rust protection for tractors, trailers, lawn mowers and other machinery. Offers excellent coverage, chip resistance and color retention. This complete assortment matches original equipment colors. Apply to metal or wood.

At what temperature does paint stop curing? ›

When the temperature drops below 55°F, it affects the speed at which the paint cures and will require a paint rated for lower temperatures. When the paint takes longer to dry, the surface stays wet longer, attracting insects, dirt, grime, and other debris.

How long does it take for Majic tractor paint to dry? ›

Allow 24 hours to dry between coats. For greater hardness and corrosion resistance, higher gloss and a faster cure time, add ½ pint of Majic Catalyst/ Hardener 8-0950 per 1 gallon of Majic Town & Country Tractor, Truck & Implement Enamel, in strict accordance to package directions.

What is the mix ratio for a paint sprayer? ›

To thin down emulsion ready for spraying, the best ratio is 70/30. That is 70% of paint and 30% water. Some painters prefer an 80/20 ratio, but this greatly depends on the paint you are using and how thick it was, to begin with.

What is the mixing ratio for primer paint? ›

Primer consists of two Packs, one is Base which is 4 Liter packing & another called Hardener in 1 Liter Packing. 3. Mix the desired quantity of Base & hardener (Mixing Ratio is 4: 1 Base to Hardener by volume).

What is the mixing ratio for tractor paint? ›

The label directs you to thin it 8 parts paint to 1 part VM&P Naphtha, as a starting point for air spray application, but most people like how it sprays better at a mixing ratio of 5 parts paint to 1 part VM&P Naphtha.

What ratio do you mix interior paint? ›

For water-based paint, dilute the paint with 5- 10% by volume and mix thoroughly. For solvent-based paint, mixing with 5% or 10% thinner is recommended for spraying tasks. For mixing base paint with hardener, follow the ratio specified on the package.

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