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JR in AR    Posted 02-03-2020 at 18:11:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Jubilee Working Restoration

  • I have a Ford Jubilee that I am doing a working restoration on. I was wondering what kind of luck people have had with Van Sickle Paint. I am thinking I will brush on the cast parts and rattle can the sheet metal.. I plan to use the tractor so I know it will get some scratches. I just donít want it to peal.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 02-04-2020 at 20:04:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I painted my 860 in 2008 using Van Sickle paints. However I used a spray gun and used hardener in the paint.

    The tractor has been kept in a shed most of the time when not in use. It has scratches on the hood from running through brush and the run I left on it is also there! Overall the appearance is quite presentable.

    If I paint my 2N it will be with Van Sickle paint. Others have had good success with other brands also. I do not believe you will get as good phone support as you can from Van Sickle!

    Rattle can paint will not hold up anywhere near as long but you can always do it again.

    Good Luck,


    Farmer Dan    Posted 02-04-2020 at 09:24:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • This picture was taken 5 years after painting the entire tractor with Tisco spray cans. 13 cans of primer and 12 cans of paint. She lives in the garage and the paint has held up just fine. I don't like the look of paint brushed onto metal looks sloppy to me.

    JR in AR    Posted 02-04-2020 at 11:39:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Maud always looks great. Did you use aluminum paint on her back rims, or did you get that much of a gloss on your paint?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-04-2020 at 12:30:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Not Dan, not sure what he used on his rims, but I used a very good wheel paint by CASE/IH Called Silver Argent on my hat rims. Don Barkley told me years ago about it and also said the aluminum shade/metallic shade paints will get dull and rub off.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-04-2020 at 05:45:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • TISCO PAINT is supplied by the VAN SICKLE MFG CO. It is an Alkyd Oil-Based Formula and is a good choice for projects. In 2003 I restored my early 8N and used TISCO paints for the job. Ten years later this is how it still looks ĖSEE PICTURE. It was stored indoors most of the time but had parked it fully tarped outside for a few years when I moved. I have a few suggestions for you. The best close-to-original shade isnít any of the FORD listed numbers; it is the IHC RED TP-110 p/n. ALL the FORD shades are too orangey and the TP-110 is the closest match to the OEM VERMILLION as you will get. The TISCO FORD MEDIUM GREY also comes close to the OEM FORD M-13243 as well. I painted all the red with brushes at first then after dried, went over with rattle cans to touch up and get brush marks out if any. For the sheet metal I took the hood, fenders, doglegs, grille, front rims, and rear center discs to a good local auto bump shop and they blasted, primed, and painted them for me ĖI supplied the TISCO paint. I didnít have the proper spray equipment do it myself but I found the cost very reasonable at the bump shop. It will do a much better job than trying to do it all yourself with rattle cans. I know some also use a hardener with a ultra-violet protectant but Iím skeptical on the latter. Your tractor, your $$$, your call.



    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-06-2020 at 08:01:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • ALSO
  • FTI & FWIW: CNH "IRON GARD" says only made by CNH, and the VALSPAR brand is now made by Sherman-Williams. I think RUSTOLEUM is now supplied by DuPont.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Ultradog MN    Posted 02-04-2020 at 20:57:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I didn't know Van Sickle made Tisco paint. Thanks.
    I bought about 25 quarts of this blue Tisco paint real cheap a couple/few years ago. Couldn't find the hardener for it so have used several brands of hardener, all with equally good results. Only have a couple cans of it left now. This is Tisco with Old 55 brand hardener.
    I will look for some Van Sickle hardener next time.
    The part is the platform on my row crop. I used it as a photo back drop for an oval head screw I had just bought. These screws were hard to find.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-05-2020 at 12:04:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'm not sure who supplies the CNH "IRONGARD" brand and have only used it for parts, not an entire tractor. I was not aware there were at least 2 or 3 different shades of the Ford Blue until you told me. I know there is a list and there was another shade just for equipment. I'm still lost on what is correct for the Ford "Egg-Shell" White and what is correct -is it off white or just white? By the way, the IRONGARD stuff does not make a Ford Dark (9N) Grey shade anymore. Only the 8N Med Grey is supplied now.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Ultradog MN    Posted 02-04-2020 at 05:18:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • There are many folks out there that know way more about paint than I but I've painted a bunch of tractors and think that Any reputable brand of paint will look good and last well.
    That said, I have never had lasting luck with Any rattle can paint.
    It dulls quickly, peels and just isn't up to long term protection.
    You state that you are going to brush paint the chassis.
    Have you considered brush painting the tin work too?
    I think you would be surprised at how well it turns out and know you would be happy with how long it lasts.
    I brush painted these rims and centers 2 years ago and think the finish was at least as good as a rattle can and know for sure it is longer lasting.
    A good China Bristle brush will cost you a dozen or twenty dollars but will pay off in the quality of the job. Thanks to Ed Gooding for the last photo.

    JR in AR    Posted 02-04-2020 at 11:24:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • That looks really smooth! That was with a brush?

    Larry Holbrook    Posted 02-04-2020 at 05:45:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I agree with you on the brush. I have a friend who paints houses for a living. He says never ever use a cheap brush. It makes a big difference regardless of what you are painting.

    duey    Posted 02-03-2020 at 21:22:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Remember that ALL paint Loves a Garage... and hates the sun....

    Jimmyjack    Posted 02-04-2020 at 12:20:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Used many paints, I like Van Sycle the best. Only used rattle cans for touchup.

    Jimmyjack    Posted 02-04-2020 at 12:19:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Used many paints, I like Van Sycle the best. Only used rattle cans for touchup.

    JR in AR    Posted 02-03-2020 at 23:31:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yes, all my tractors are parked in sheds when not in use. Keep them out of the sun and rain helps!

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