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post #16 of 39 Old 04-04-2011, 11:19 AM
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I left my mower handle to be powder coated and was wondering if the magnesium deck could be powder coated? (Is this the right place to ask this?) Thanks--
Yes Magnesium decks can be powder coated, all of my Magnesium decks have been powder coated. They should have the correct green color also, I think it's just called "Yellow green".
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Yes Magnesium decks can be powder coated, all of my Magnesium decks have been powder coated. They should have the correct green color also, I think it's just called "Yellow green".
They probably will have the correct color for your 7022, but not the old 60's mint green,
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Y'all can rest easy. I found a powder coat color that matches my 7022 EXACTLY! The color is RAL 6018. If you want more info, go to Walk Behind-"7022 to powder coater". Powder coating is durable and magnesium decks CAN be done. My coater will sell enough to do your mower(s) which is a huge help. Y'all let me know if you need more info or help with questions for Mario. Later--
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Re: Lawnboy Paint Matches

I tried the Duplicolor Candy Apple Green which was close enough for full area jobs...you might take your machine to an auto paint shop and have them scan and mix a custom color for your touch-up work...a little expensive but they can provide you with both a spray and touch up versioin of your LB color.

BTW....how much would I expect to pay to have LB's stripped and powder coated?
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I tried the Duplicolor Candy Apple Green which was close enough for full area jobs...you might take your machine to an auto paint shop and have them scan and mix a custom color for your touch-up work...a little expensive but they can provide you with both a spray and touch up versioin of your LB color.

BTW....how much would I expect to pay to have LB's stripped and powder coated?
Mario's preliminary estimate was about $60 for all the pieces that were green originally. That's a "light blast" as he called it and then the powder coating. I'll let you know for sure when I get it back.
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Thanks..I'll be looking for that one...

I did make a mistake and mis-identified the Duplicolor brand color...it is an engine enamel and is called Grabber Green...seems to be a good match for the Toro Lawn Boys...I still would go with the custom paint match (I think they could do it as a clearcoat.) It would be closer to the original OMC LB Green.
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They probably will have the correct color for your 7022, but not the old 60's mint green,
That seems right. I have noticed that some of the photos of other LBs don't seem to have the same color as mine. I hope nobody is lead astray, but the match for mine was exact, so I got all heated up that a lot of people on here might find what they wanted.
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Another discovery for y'all! I took one of my wheel adjust assemblies to the powder coater today, this time BEFORE I used the wire wheel to buff it off--and showed him the finish in a protected place. He pulled out a sample metal that had the code RAL 9006 marked on it. He held it up to the assembly and it looked just right. Didn't match exactly, mind you, but DID look like it was the original finish--you know how the new looks right when compared to the original that's been in service for nearly 40 years. So, there you have it--a virtual match for the tin/zinc finish as well as a perfect match for the green. I'm really anxious to see it all done.

If y'all send stuff to Mario for coating, mention that you heard about him from me.
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I restored a 1970 1015 edger and used Rustoleum Engine Enamel in grabber green. My profile pic is the final product. I have more pics on this restoration. If you want to see them I can post them in my gallery.

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For the Toro Paint I found that New Holland Red worked out great. It was like 8 Bucks a can at my dealer. But it is right on the same color.
Is that a match for the New Red, or the Old Red? I need the old red.

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Another discovery for y'all! So, there you have it--a virtual match for the tin/zinc
Hasd anyone tried the Cold Galvanized finish?
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I have touched up a couple of Lawn Boys, but I did not go for a close match color. I spend the extra money and got Lawn Boy Leaf Green.

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Does anyone know of a commercially available rattle can color green for the mid-50s Iron Horses? I've been looking around, haven't found anything, and am about ready to go have some custom-matched. But thought I'd shout out here first in case I'm missing something...

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Does anyone know of a commercially available rattle can color green for the mid-50s Iron Horses? I've been looking around, haven't found anything, and am about ready to go have some custom-matched. But thought I'd shout out here first in case I'm missing something...
I'm doing the same thing right now. I've done tons of searching and the only one I've come up with is Rustoleum Moss Green.
Now I'm trying to find out what a close match would be for the red shroud color. If anyone knows could they please post it here.

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Hello Vintage Brick-Top Owners
I recently discovered Two green's that come close to the earlier Lighter pale Lawn-Boy Brick-Top color. One is Krylon's Hot-Rod Green, the other is Dupl-color Detroit Diesel Green. I hope this helps, Hammerdown




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Dupli-Color DE1620 Ceramic Chevrolet Orange is a perfect match for Ariens machines.



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