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Old 02-23-2010   #1
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Default My B8200 has new clothes!

I bought my B8200 at the end of Oct. and took it apart in the beginning of Nov. For the most part, the mechanicals were in great shape but the poor thing had been sorely neglected in the visual department. The tractor had been treated to a couple of bad rattle can paint jobs by previous owners. The paint was poorly prepped and had very poor adhesion so I was forced to strip the sheet metal and repair it as necessary before priming it with epoxy.

The chassis was cleaned, brushed, scraped, degreased, brushed some more, cleaned one more time and finally called ready for paint. I used zinc chromate primer on any exposed aluminum and zinc primer on exposed steel/iron.

I used Endura two part industrial paint matched to Bright Orange II for the sheetmetal and Endura matched to the new ROPS dark gray for the chassis. Endura is very similar to Dupont Imron, very tough but absolutely requires fresh air supplied breathing equipment. It's also rather pricey @ $75 a quart. I don't mind paying for good quality paint as I figure it's the cheapest part of the job.













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Old 02-23-2010   #2
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WOW SockPuppet, that is some really good Tractor pron right there!
Great job on the teardown, rebuild and damn, that paint

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Old 02-23-2010   #3
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Nice damn job! You should be proud.
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Old 02-23-2010   #4
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I was going to post some pics of my B7100's new paint job but after seeing yours I have been humbled! That is one beautiful tractor!!!! Awesome Job!!
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Old 02-23-2010   #5
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Man that bota is nice. Sockpuppet like I have said before a lot of talent on this site. Durn good job. You should be prowd. handy
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Old 02-23-2010   #6
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Absolutely georgeous!!!!!!
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I was going to post some pics of my B7100's new paint job but after seeing yours I have been humbled! That is one beautiful tractor!!!! Awesome Job!!
Come on John, don't hold out. I wanta see!

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Old 02-23-2010   #8
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Default Re: My B8200 has new clothes!

I don't smoke but I might need a cigarette after that refurb view.

Looks GREAT, SOCK PUPPET!

Ok, now I have to get my sheet metal back on the B6100 and meet back here for some match ups. Just dropped the panels back to the powder coater after finishing up the "Lab Metal" filler.
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That right there gentlemen, is some good lookin' tractor porn.
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Very Nice!!! I recognize the Buhler #95 front end loader mounts. Great effort!
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