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Duane Mitch    Posted 02-24-2017 at 14:21:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Just found this club, and very happy to do so. Recently purchased a 49 8N, pretty nice shape. Have had the wheels taken off, and will have them sand blasted, then paint. My question is "What is the correct color for the rear and front"?. Seems like the rear may have two colors from what I have learned. Please help with numbers of paint codes.

    Corvette8n    Posted 02-25-2017 at 18:59:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I painted my Dearborn loader Rustolium sunrise red from a quart can with a brush didn't come out too bad.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-26-2017 at 08:29:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Ford recommended that back in the day:

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-24-2017 at 15:50:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • HiYa Duane-
    Welcome to the NTC, the best Ford Tractor Internet site around! You can find a ton of useful information in the other forums like HOW-TO's; HISTORY; and MANUALS as well as advice and info on the N-BOARD here. There is also a web site, www.8nford.com by John Smith with a lot of history and tech stuff as well. Here's a link below to a post about Ford Tractor Paint but just some compiled info to digest. On the 8N, the front rims were painted the Ford Medium Grey Enamel, p/n M-13243 but the rear hat rims were not painted, they were zinc plated and only the center discs were painted Ford Medium Grey. Nowadays most fellas will paint them a metallic shade but I found a special wheel paint sold by CASE/IHC called Silver Argent that has withstood time now and is better than the aluminum or metallic shades used. Ford 8N cast iron parts were painted Ford Vermillion Red Enamel, p/n M-2822, and there are many variations of what guys have used. You can search the NTC archives and read thousands of tried and true shades and comments and make up your own mind. In 2003 I restored my early 8N with the TISCO IHC 110 RED and TISCO Ford Medium Grey. The IHC is the closest to the original red out there in mine and many others opinions. There are better brands and I would think strongly about going that route if you plan on doing a true restoration. Most paints sold as FORD TRACTOR RED have too much of an orange tint to them. My email is open if you want to chat more...

    1948 8N and Dearborn 1908 Plow, restored 2003:

    FORD 8N Hat Rims, Restored with CASE/IH Silver Argent:

    Tim Daley(MI)

    duane    Posted 04-10-2017 at 12:42:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hi Ya Tim
    I finally got the wheels sandblasted, and today am painting with epoxy primer, and an Acrylic Urethane. My colors are Argent silver, and Ford tractor Grey.
    I was expecting a lighter shade of gray. What I am spraying looks like your picture color of your wheels. Does it have a greenish/gray color? Not knowing what the original is, seems like the body tin looks grayer/lighter on your N. Is that true, are there two different grays going on here, with the 8N's????
    Thanks for any feed back.

    Duane    Posted 02-26-2017 at 16:52:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • WOW, great information and pictures to Boot!
    Thanks so much. Wheels are getting sand blasted this week, then I will get the paints asap. Sounds like Enamel is OK, and I do not need to go with the Acrylic Urethane expensive stuff!
    I am not restoring this tractor now, just starting to get rid of some rusty wheels.
    The red is in good shape, so later I suppose there will be some cleaning and painting to do with that color, then of course then the tin next and then........

    Thanks so much
    Duane Mitch

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