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Painting my backhoe.

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by Canadian_digger, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Canadian_digger

    Canadian_digger Senior Member

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    So I've been inspired by some of the post of people painting there own equipment in the forum and thought I would try it out myself. I have some done some touch up painting before but nothing major. My oldest backhoe was looking really bad and I decided to start with the loader to see how it would turn out. I think it tured out well. It was a lot of work but what a difference.

    All I used are some basic tools. Angle grinder with flap wheel and wire wheel. Die grinder with striping wheel. Electric sander. Sand paper. Small sponge paint roller and brush.
     

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  2. sheepfoot

    sheepfoot Senior Member

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    Looks good !, it's a lot of work and cheaper than a new machine.
     
  3. Canadian_digger

    Canadian_digger Senior Member

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    With prepping and paint it took around 8hrs. I will be doing some more when I have some free time.
     
  4. PEVO

    PEVO Well-Known Member

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    they seem to work better with new paint too. :)
     
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  5. Jeckyl1920

    Jeckyl1920 Well-Known Member

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    You get 10 hp with the paint. Another 5 if you put a coffee can exhaust on it!
     
  6. PEVO

    PEVO Well-Known Member

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    im planning on adding additional brush protection to my ROPS on my dozer, then new paint at some point.
    im sure the paint job will add at least 10-15% more life to my UC!