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    Y'all haven't heard from me in awhile. I'm 15 years old and I'm restoring my great grandfathers tractor. I need some tips on how to paint it. Should I paint most of the parts before install. Block/head and most others? Or should I re assemble then paint it? This is my first restoration and I'm not sure how to go about it. Any tips are greatly appreciated.
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    Paint it before you assemble it. It really makes the job look 100% better.

    If you do it the other way around? All the bolts and screws will have paint sealing it all together. Then when it gets serviced for what ever repair, the mechanic will destroy the paint job. And it will look really crummy at any place it is taken to be shown off.
    If it isnt broken, dont repair it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wi11y View Post
    Paint it before you assemble it. It really makes the job look 100% better.

    If you do it the other way around? All the bolts and screws will have paint sealing it all together. Then when it gets serviced for what ever repair, the mechanic will destroy the paint job. And it will look really crummy at any place it is taken to be shown off.
    Good advice Wi11y. The way you describe can make quite a difference plus underlying surfaces get painted too instead of being covered over by other parts. Those can be a place for rust to start.

    Touch up may be required after assembly but that is different than just painting/sealing bolts and screws to the rest of the tractor.

    I think the more you can have taken apart before painting the better the outcome.
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    Grin, dont forget to use something like a piece of rigid foam insulation to hold the bolts separate for their own painting. Nothing helps make a good paint job by having the bolts painted pre-assembly.
    If it isnt broken, dont repair it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wi11y View Post
    Grin, dont forget to use something like a piece of rigid foam insulation to hold the bolts separate for their own painting. Nothing helps make a good paint job by having the bolts painted pre-assembly.

    Yep. Foam or cardboard. It is important to paint the underside of bolt heads too.
    1925 McCormick Deering
    1937 John Deere B
    1937 John Deere BO
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    1955 Ford 860

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