Tractor Supply Truck and Implement paint - Anybody use it?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dustincoc, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Dustincoc

    Dustincoc New Member

    I'm planning on painting the ranger bit by bit as I have panels off it. I don't have a compressor so I'm limited to rattle can paints. Tractor Supply carries spray paint cans of truck and implement paint which is also available in gallon cans. The truck is currently in a red primer which is how I bought it. The original color is black. There is an unknown amount of Bondo under the primer but what I've seen, it is quit extensive. I'm planning on wire brushing the panels to bare steel and welding patches into any extensive damage. I'm thinking a matte black for the hidden/out of sight areas and probably Ford red for everything visible.

    MajicĀ® Tractor, Truck & Implement Spray Enamel, 11 oz., Ford Red

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  3. 06FordFX4

    06FordFX4 Canadian Redneck

    rattle can pint jobs never look good man, why not buy a cheap compressor and gun for this project?
  4. OP

    Dustincoc New Member

    Looks are secondary concern. I'm mainly concerned with protecting the metal now. I'm going to be tearing this thing apart piece by piece and doing each piece as I go. Eventually I will get a decent paint job on it but thats not in the budget now. Alot of what I'm going to be painting will not be seen once I get it put back together, areas like the backside of the fenders and the inner fenders. I am just looking for a very durable finish and a paint designed for agricultural equipment seems like a good fit.
  5. 06FordFX4

    06FordFX4 Canadian Redneck

    Then in that case I'd just use a primer rather than a paint
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2013
  6. Shawn

    Shawn Cranky old man

    Watch out because primer will absorb water and rust if left on for long periods. I say paint it with the farm paint.

    From the rust belt.....
  7. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    If you want to protect the paint, just get semi-gloss black paint. It's dirt cheap, durable, and looks good.
  8. 06FordFX4

    06FordFX4 Canadian Redneck

    If you use a ****ty primer, sure. If you use a good primer you will have zero issues. And won't have to later sand it back down when to get it painted professionally.

    From the rust belt of Canada.
  9. Shawn

    Shawn Cranky old man

    I suppose it depends upon how long he waits to repaint it. Long term, any primer absorbs water. Painted vehicles for a living for 15 years. True that it MAY cause issues when/if he puts REAL paint on it. The right primer at that time can solve those issues.

    Any hidden spot, the farm paint will be ok in my opinion. I personally like undercoat on the hidden spots.

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