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    Paint help

    I plan on repainting my lathe that my grandpa made sometime in the late 70s/early 80s and I'm wondering on what type of paint to use. I will use a wire brush on a grinder and by hand as well as some hand sanding....prime and then paint. Would a few cans of rustoleum (sp?) work well for this? I think their dark machine gray would make it look good. Any help would be appreciated. I attached a pic for those that haven't been over in the spinny forum. Thanks, Jeff

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    My favorite paint is Valspar Tractor paint. if you have a Tractor Supply company around they sell it. Massey Furgeson gray is a darker gray than most machine grays but it's a good color. But the best part is the paint is tough as nails!

    I use a lot of Rustoleum because their gray is a good match to the 40's Delta color. It's a good paint. Just not as tough as Tractors Supply paint.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Many thanks Jeff. That vintage Delta color is sort of what I was going for but there is a Tractor's Supply here so I will take look at that paint tomorrow.
    Jeff

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    The Rustoleum is the best match, and it's good paint. Just takes 2+ days to toughen up. It's a shame the Valspar doesn't come in more colors.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

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