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What type of paint for snowblower?

I could get this Bob-Cat powder coated, but that is expensive and chevy orange is the closest I can get colorwise. I can get 2part DTM paint for $100. a gallon tinted as I want. Tremclad brush or roll-on, which would be limited colors, or spraybombs, also limited colors. I am leaning towards the DTM.
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I could get this Bob-Cat powder coated, but that is expensive and chevy orange is the closest I can get colorwise. I can get 2part DTM paint for $100. a gallon tinted as I want. Tremclad brush or roll-on, which would be limited colors, or spraybombs, also limited colors. I am leaning towards the DTM.
You want to spend that much just to paint it?
I would go for the Chevy orange.

For those saying what Bob Cat?
Here, https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...urrection.html

How come you just didn't keep this question with the BOB-CAT resurrection thread?

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look at POR-15 website they have hard nose paint. a quart is $70.00. they have it in orange for you.:coo l:

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I was given a ballpark figure of $250 for the chevy orange PC. That did include sandblasting it though, which I would like to do anyway. I'll have to go and get a firm price on the PC and sandblasting on monday.
I have some leftover gray DTM from another project I could use. I'm just not sure how the would look besides unique.

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I use the Chevy Orange a lot. It goes a long way, dries quickly, and spreads nicely...has an adjustable do dad on the spray valve for vertical and horizontal spray patterns. I also use Rustoleum Lobster Red spray cans. Same color as Chevy Orange, but takes a looooong time to dry. If it's not in a dust free environment, you'll pick up surface crap from the air. Have painted many many blowers and an Ariens GT tractor with good results. MH
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I have had good results with Rustoleum bombs. It's at least as good an an OEM finish. Painting now, ahead of the next working season to allow a full cure is a HUGE advantage.

My favorite is the line of Dupolicolor "ceramic" engine finishes.

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POR is pretty popular with auto restoration guys - can be applied over rust (intended to be), flows pretty well and produces a really resilient surface. In the past it did not offer UV protection so for surfaces exposed to light you needed to topcoat with something. Do not get this stuff on your skin. I would not powder coat - looks great until starts to peal and then you have a real mess on your hands. Personally I would media blast ... shoot with urethane primer and then a 2 part epoxy topcoat (any color you want).

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I have used rustoleum oil based paint in the quart can and either thinned with paint thinner or acetone depending on the outside temperature. a quart is less than 10 dollars and if you have a compressor and a cheap harbor freight paint gun you can do a great job if you take your time. Painting in the spring is best as oil paint will cure over time and the longer it cures the harder it gets. you would be surprised how well the summer sun will bake and cure that paint. I painted my Cub Cadet 3 years ago and used for three years and no chips yet except on the augers.
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As Carl says.
If you have an air compressor...
Rustoleum oil based paint with cheap Harbor Freight HVLP gun.
Just add a bit of this hardner.


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Very interesting and educational thread, thanks.

My machine could definitely use a paint job. If I was smart, this is also probably the time to do it. But I don't relish the idea of taking the engine off the tractor half, etc. I do have the bucket apart at the moment.

I may hold off and put my first complete season on the machine, before deciding how far I want to go with paint. What I really should do is just put *some* sort of rust treatment on the exposed areas, I suppose. It is garaged now, so hopefully that will slow the rust a bit (I think the previous owner had it outside).

But I just bought a compressor, and hadn't even considered that I could now use something besides spray cans. Buying liquid paint, and an inexpensive paint gun, hadn't occurred to me. Thank you for mentioning that as an option.

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