Anyone here good at painting or refinishing?

Genius

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I just got this beautiful Cub Cadet that I am tearing down and am planning on repainting it.



Will sandblasting be the best way to prep the metal? Or should I do something else?
I have a smallish sandblaster, and I have access to a cabinet for the smaller parts.

For painting, I have never spray painted anything this large before. Will I be able to rattle can it or will it turn out looking like ✖✖✖✖?
Or should I invest in a spray gun and get automotive paint?
 

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I just got this beautiful Cub Cadet that I am tearing down and am planning on repainting it.



Will sandblasting be the best way to prep the metal? Or should I do something else?
I have a smallish sandblaster, and I have access to a cabinet for the smaller parts.

For painting, I have never spray painted anything this large before. Will I be able to rattle can it or will it turn out looking like ✖✖✖✖?
Or should I invest in a spray gun and get automotive paint?


for small stuff like this ,don't use a full size paint gun ,use one of the mini sized hvlp ,and use car paint ,or alk equipment paint ,i use the alk on my forklifts ,it's got a nice shine and covers good ,i have found if you double the thinner it says on the can ,it lays flatter and prevents runs also ,trick a bodyshop owner showed me ,the formula on the can is to meet epa guidelines for overspray in the air ,you can sand and prime the rust ,or sandblast if have one ,you don't have to go to bare metal if the factory paint is sticking good
 
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roberte

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the hell with painting.... are you going to port it and do a muffler mod :eek2:
 
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trx250r180

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you need to get ppg concept base clear ,and some 2000 grit sandpaper to polish the orange peel out and buff it
 
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