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Jim    Posted 10-05-2018 at 19:53:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Tisco dark gray
  • I painted some 9n wheel centers about 10 years ago with the Ford Tisco dark gray paint. I ordered some more of the same Tisco dark gray paint recently to paint the front wheels. I was surprised to find that it is noticeably lighter than the dark gray I used in the past. I thought maybe I didn't mix it enough. But a second quart was the same, as was the spray can. Have others noticed this?

    Tim Dakley(MI)    Posted 10-06-2018 at 08:54:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • STEVE DABROWSKI'S EARLY 9N & EARLY 8N
  • Here is a photo of Steve Dabrowski's early 9N and early 8N projects as he hauls them to a show.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tyler (MD)    Posted 10-07-2018 at 14:55:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: STEVE DABROWSKI'S EARLY 9N & EARLY 8N
  • Thems some purty tractors of Steve's.

    tyler

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-08-2018 at 07:43:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: STEVE DABROWSKI'S EARLY 9N & EARLY 8N
  • Yes they are and Steve is very meticulous with his work doing true complete rebuilds of every system. He strives for complete originality and to me, puts the value of these tractors priceless. Considering his are almost 100% original restorations, and that every early 9N that has sold at auctions in the past 10 years have all had at least one or two inaccuracies, yet were sold as being 'all original' anyway. I was at a MECUM auction a few years ago locally with a whole estate of 'restorations' and 3 9Ns were there, one even had a 12V conversion on it! Here are a few pictures of Steve's early (1948)built in 1947, in progress. Note Steve even built his own dolly to support the tractor.

    STEVE DABROWSKI'S EARLY 1948 FORD 8N PROJECT:





    Tim Daley(MI)

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 10-06-2018 at 20:29:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: STEVE DABROWSKI'S EARLY 9N & EARLY 8N
  • The color is Rustoleum Dark Machinery Grey (NOT SMOKE GREY!). I had it made up using Nason single stage urethane paint (was DuPont, but another outfit purchased that paint line, but still the same paint). Expensive, but really good.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-06-2018 at 16:02:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: STEVE DABROWSKI'S EARLY 9N & EARLY 8N
  • I used Tisco TP2888 when I worked on Maude.

    Rustyal    Posted 10-08-2018 at 07:24:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: STEVE DABROWSKI'S EARLY 9N & EARLY 8N
  • The original look is my favorite. I got one painted orange with flames by the previous owner. Time permitting it will get the grey one day.

    Rustyal    Posted 10-06-2018 at 08:24:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Tisco dark gray
  • The Tisco grey should be dark. TP 2888 Use the hardener if you have safety equipment. Clear if you are skilled. Sounds to me like you have the wrong shade. All of the Tisco colors are same as original. I recommend using the Tisco primer also. I spent a small fortune on high quality paint from just 8ns years ago. And it looks good but not worth the expense. Just opinion though.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 10-06-2018 at 22:09:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Tisco dark gray
  • My 8N was painted in 2007 with Rust-Oleum. It was thinned with mineral spirits to spray, nothing else was added. It still cleans up well, and does not appear to have faded. My tractors are usually parked under a lean-to. If one is left out for any reason, I throw a tarp over it. We were playing in the mud with a dirt scoop today, but you can still see some of the paint under the mud.



    This is the same tractor at a show in 2007.

    Rustyal    Posted 10-06-2018 at 08:27:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Tisco dark gray
  • Should have said n complete sold the expensive paint. Not just 8ns. Sorry.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-06-2018 at 07:04:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Tisco dark gray
  • I believe the Van Sickle Paint Company has been supplying the TISCO paints for a long time. They have all the recipes for each shade of paint, mostly the originals, or some facsimile close enough, mix them in large batches, then given a lot number for each batch. It is highly probable no two batches are exactly the same. This is especially true if batches made ten years ago are compared to a batch recently made. I find the TISCO M2888 Dark Grey to be not quite exactly right to the original Ford 9N shade anyway. It needs a tinge more blue. Veteran NTC member Steve Dabrowski restored an early 9N a few years ago and found a shade of grey that comes as close to the original than any other brand sold today. I don't have that brand handy but if you search the archives here you will find all of his posts he made on his project as he progressed along with his 9N restoration. If you are not particular about the actual color, and not doing a complete restoration, and on a budget, the TISCO brand will work fine.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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