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Painting old 580 CK with brush and roller....pics.

Discussion in 'Tractor/Loader/Backhoes' started by 1968 Case 580CK, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. 1968 Case 580CK

    1968 Case 580CK Senior Member

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    Yep, and the thought of painting and then having rocks and dirt scraping and peeling it right off......but such is life. Maybe we should chrome plate the front bucket instead of paint????

    Right.....cha-ching, cha-ching.

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  2. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    I painted a 1950s Massey tractor in 1973 with a brush and roller, used spray cans in the oddball engine and tranny spots. Its still looks decent today and most folks think it is good original paint.
     
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    Looks very good. Years ago I worked with a guy who painted his F-150 with a roller and brush. Didn't look too bad at all.... From a distance. He put the paint on real thick, and left obvious brush/roller marks. It was just an old work truck.
     
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    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    Its the disposal foam brushes that really do the best job for less brush marks. Good job on the machines.
     
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  5. 1968 Case 580CK

    1968 Case 580CK Senior Member

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    There you go.......a real life experiment showing the brush-on paint jobs will last a long time. Would be nice to see a pic of the Massey in 73 after the paint job, and then a pic from now.
     
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    Thanks CB75........Yep, Ive know other people who did their old work trucks......some look pretty good, and its better than letting the rust take over.
     
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    Yep......I have been using those white foam rollers and plain ole el cheapo Harb. Freight brushes. Have to pluck out an occasional willder-beast hair, but not too often.
     
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  8. 1968 Case 580CK

    1968 Case 580CK Senior Member

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    Some pics showing the 580CK fully painted.....just finished the loader bucket:

    It was a bit of a pain wire-brushing the inside of the bucket, but its done.

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    Cogs. on a very good job,,,I noticed that the steering wheeling doesn't have a cover cap in the center of it... which cost me steering box once, it pitted the steering shaft
     
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    Boy, you have some sharp eyes. Yep, I need to make a tight fitting plastic cap for the steering wheel center. You are saying that moisture goes down the steering shaft and then gets into the steering box? I never thought about it, but it does make sense to get her covered as soon as I have time. I might just use some electrical tape/duct tape as a quick fix.

    Now I have a real nasty looking backhoe that I need to begin restoring/paint before re-attaching. No rest for the weary.
     
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    Nice, but i would have painted the bucket black.:rolleyes::tong
     
  12. 1968 Case 580CK

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    Hookedondiesel........Yea, I thought of using black on the inside of the loader bucket, but couldnt find any oil-base black laying around the garage......so, I just went with the yeller as it was handy (and beginning to get crusty on the top). Mr. tightwad here......when I open my wallet, it squeaks from lack of use. ha ha.

    Did Case paint the bucket insides black or yellow from the factory? (I thought it was all yeller???)
     
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    It was yeller
     
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    Bill.....thanks for the info....yeller from the factory.....good to know.

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    Awesome job!
     
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    1968 Case 580CK Senior Member

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    Thanks for the thumbs-up.........all that paint work was done about 5 years ago, and its still holding up pretty good. Latest thing I did was to install new front power steering cylinders:

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    And a "top-notch" front end allignment: I gave it about 1/4" toe-in, and it is wobble-free up to 70mph. After that, it is "shiver me timbers!"

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  17. Eric a1cnc

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    Man! I bought a 68 580ck earlier this year that I have yet to start working on. I hope Mine ends up one millionth as nice as yours...:)
     
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    Eric.......Well, just take your time with the project, and dont let it get the best of you. Im sure you can bring her back to good health without too much fussing. I learned a ton from the project. Start a new thread of your work when you start it, and maybe some of us can give some advice if you have any questions.
    Getty Up, Hi Ho Silver, Away!
     
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    70mph, hmm that must be the triple turbo, fuel injected, heat seeking Nascar edition:rolleyes: nice job on the rebuild...
     
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    stinky......ha ha.......or, on a steep hill without any brakes.