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i found this old grain wagon at an old farm. it has 3 bad tires. the paint has rusted off but the metal is in GREAT shape. i would like to paint it john deere green and yellow. how much paint and supplys do i need? i have an air paint sprayer.


Brand: Sears and Roebuck(sp?)


pics coming soon.


thats the inside. there is some wire. for tomatoes or pole beans. soggy broken up hay, and some boards.



thats teh back of the wagon. there is a little door in the back. the whole back bolts out of there and comes out like a little garden wagon does.



thats the side.
 

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It's kind of difficult to judge the size of the wagon from your pictures.

The materials are relative to how big of an area you will have to prep and paint. I'm guessing at least a gallon of green and two quarts of yellow. IMO (and I usually paint everything with a gun), you may be better suited to roll or brush the wood areas for deeper and better penetration.

This looks like an excellent project that should come out beautiful!

Mark
 

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If that's red, and you want to cover it with green, you probably want to get a gallon of primer too. No point in painting if the paint doesn't stick or the red shows through.
 

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They sell around here with good tires from 15 buck to 150 bucks. 100 is a little on the high side but not out of reason. For tires go to the tire shop and ask for some of there better throwaway tires. Around here they'll just give them to you. If you aren't planning on using it on the road the tires could last a very long time.

T.C.
 

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If that's red, and you want to cover it with green, you probably want to get a gallon of primer too. No point in painting if the paint doesn't stick or the red shows through.
you cant tell that it was red. its just rusted off. the metal is still all in tact. if the paint is rusted do i still need to get primer.
 

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If you want it to look good, you need to sand it down to the metal, removing all the rust, and patch any rust through with new metal. Smooth out any pits with JB Weld or marine epoxy and sand smooth.

Next use a rust inhibiting primer suited to the color of your top coat.

Top coat and finish With a clear coat if you want to get fancy.
 

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If you want it to look good, you need to sand it down to the metal, removing all the rust, and patch any rust through with new metal. Smooth out any pits with JB Weld or marine epoxy and sand smooth.

Next use a rust inhibiting primer suited to the color of your top coat.

Top coat and finish With a clear coat if you want to get fancy.
alright, thanks!
 

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Ken, I'd forget the price, if you like it then it's worth it. If it was mine, I'd bead blast it, fix the dents and holes, then prime it with the approved primer for the paint brand you want to use. Stay away from the exotic paints and fillers. I restore classic British sports cars for show as a hobby and the exotic stuff can and will be very expensive. Your restoring a piece of farm machinery, not a $50,000 sports car. You want it JD green and yellow, paint it that way, I think it'll look great. The paint will be a little costly, but I go to a JD dealer to buy it and you know it's the right color green. Probably a quart of yellow for the wheels and a gallon of green for the body. It's yours, do it your way. It'll look cool! Have fun.
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Ken, I'd forget the price, if you like it then it's worth it. If it was mine, I'd bead blast it, fix the dents and holes, then prime it with the approved primer for the paint brand you want to use. Stay away from the exotic paints and fillers. I restore classic British sports cars for show as a hobby and the exotic stuff can and will be very expensive. Your restoring a piece of farm machinery, not a $50,000 sports car. You want it JD green and yellow, paint it that way, I think it'll look great. The paint will be a little costly, but I go to a JD dealer to buy it and you know it's the right color green. Probably a quart of yellow for the wheels and a gallon of green for the body. It's yours, do it your way. It'll look cool! Have fun.
PJ
thanks!

and thanks for all the help guys.
 

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hey guys, i have one more question. i was looking at the local Tractor Supply Co. and the paint isnt the expensive thing it was the primer. but i was just wandering what is enamel? is that a paint or a primer or what?
 
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