Re: Valspar Tractor & Implement Enamel
I've not used Valspar,but nearly ALL silver or "aluminum" paints like Rustoleum will rub off on skin and clothes after it's dry..the "chrome" spray paints do this as well..just the nature of the beast,it has so much mettallic dust in it's pigment,it kind of "chalks" like house paint does..
I like using Aluminum Rustoleum on rusted steel you cant do a great job of prepping,or dont care too,like on fence posts and chain link fence--it will repel new rust better than any other color or paint,period..I have slathered it on with a brush on rusty pipes I used for fence posts,without even sanding them at all,and it has taken 15 years for the rust to come back through!..
It also works great for an undercoat on plywood or boards on a building,campers,etc..seals the pores and wont let water intrude..
I notice where I used some on my garage endwall it has not peeled or lifted at all,but all the white paint is hanging off and flaking badly where I didn't use Aluminum paint under the topcoat...I might just paint it all with Aluminum and LEAVE it aluminum,but I'll have to be careful not to brush up against the garage or I'll have silver clothes..
I used to mix automotive paints,Dupont had a clear coat for straight enamel,as well as hardener,but I suppose they have banned it by now or no longer make it..Dulux was the name for their "allklyd enamel" back then (1980's and 90's)--I think the clear was #900S,and the hardener was #77S....but since I've been out of that buissness,they have outlawed laquer completely,and have also eliminated or changed many of the other paints as well..
Acrylic Enamel like Centari was the state of the art back then--now they have polyurethane,and some paints are more like resin than paint,like Glasurit and some of the new basecoat clearcoats..some are water base too,have been for nearly 20 years!..the "farm store" is about the only place that sells regular enamel pretty much around here now,or hardware stores..
Rustoleum is the best seller here,I have seen Valspar in Lowes and other discount stores,but not the tractor enamel,just regular house hold paints..