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A bit of a painting project I've started (3rd UPDATE) Answered

Me and my gf have decided to tackle a project recently out of curiosity and boredom. My Ariens YT12 could use a new painting. I had took the angle grinder to the a$$ end of the tractor and cleaned up the rusted parts and scraped up the painted areas. I had a fight with the angle grinder for a brief few seconds and messed up my arm a bit, so I decided not to do any more grinding with the wire cup.

I've since put on a couple coats of black spray enamel paint, and I've even painted over other areas too not just the rust spots, I tried to wipe down the machine with a wet cloth the best that I could. I've given it a few coats but I might have to go around yet and touch up some other spots, I DO plan on doing more painting to the frame soon, but maybe when it's nicer out and not so windy.

Heres the kicker, when my gf gets home, we've already cut out some really neat looking stencils and we plan on spray-painting the hood of the tractor, I'm not sure if I should rough up the surface first or just leave it be and clean it with a wet cloth before painting. It's going to be the coolest looking hood ever (I hope if it turns out how I'm hoping).

Stay tuned I'll upload MOAR pictures soon!

Update!!!! I've added some more pictures I just took them after peeling the stencil off my tractor's hood. I got more paint splatter than I would have liked, but overall I'm pleased with how it came out. I have MORE pictures to come as I finish the black stripe.

2nd Update:

I just peeled the painters tape off and I like how clean-cut the stripe looks, however there was some seepage and I need to touch it up. 'Should still make the neighbors jealous though.

3rd Update:

I've put the hood back ON the tractor, and I think it looks pretty damn snazzy if you ask me! Check out the last picture in the list to see what I'm talking about!

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago

This should be good, I'd lightly abrade the existing paint with fine paper before applying a new job.
Picture of your arm?

L

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

 I did scratch the surface with a light grade piece of sandpaper. I must say it came out pretty damn good. The only question is, how do I get rid of the splatter/spray that landed on un-wanted areas, more orange paint?

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

I like that! You could touch it up with orange, but "rough around the edges" isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Get some real horns on it!

L

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

 Well now I'm not that redneck to go as far as mounting real horns on it, that's just insane.

I suppose it's not nessesarily a bad thing, but I'm upset that it didn't come out as "clean" as I had hoped. I also plan on spray painting a skeleton hand on either side of the hood aswell.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

That would be cool. Any name for the machine?

L

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

 Yeah! It's an Areins YT12 *facepalm*

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

I meant your own custom name to go with the paint job.

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

 Ok if you think it looked cool before, check it out now, I just peeled the painters tape off it today and put it in the sun.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Yea, I like the stripe.

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

 Lol.. my father just got home off work and seen the hood sitting out front, he wasn't pissed, but the first thing out of his mouth is "Yes I seen it, What the hell did you do that for?!"

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

I can offer a "ha" to that, but you need your own place I think?
Little love-shack with your woman, do your own stuff etc.?

L

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

 Sigh yes... I also need a queen size bed, sharing my twin size mattress with my gf is AT TIMES a little cramped.

I has money flowing into her account though (her bank has wayy better interest rates) and soon enough I'll be out on my own, preferably an old beater farm house, where if I happen to blow something up, I don't have my parents around to question my sanity.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

.  Buff it out.

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

 Would that work?? I noticed from grinding the a$$ end of the machine that it has either really thick paint or several layers as I had to push down pretty hard with the grinder and it also took several minutes just to get one area down to metal.

Another thing too is how do I "buff" the scratches out of the paint from "buffing" it??