In Reply to: Re: 2N tractor posted by Tool Pro on February 18, 2023 at 06:44:37:
Interesting that my 39 should show up here, it was on my trailer going over Donner Pass on my way to a show in Gardnerville, Nevada. The background is the Southern Pacific railroad snow sheds covering the railway which still occupies the original Transcontinental route.
But, with regard to paint, I use Nason which was made by Duponte but now owned by another company. It is a two step urethane that uses a hardener and is pretty easy to use. The color was from a sample of a spray can of Rustoleum dark machinery grey that was close to the Ford color. I had the urethane mixed to match that sample. The urethane gives a good finish that retains its brilliance over time.
I get comments that it is probably better than new, but my goal was to present a tractor that looked like it would have in the showroom, and while it may be better than it looked in 1939, looking new has to be in the context of today's audience and what looks new to them so that justifies the higher quality paint to me. Good luck with your project. The paint is not cheap, but you will be happy with the result and not miss the money after it is done. Good luck.