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Started the tear down on the MF12. There is a lot more work needed than I was hopping for. The plastic dash may be beyond fixing but I'll try. Lots off wear and play in parts. I repaired the nose piece and got a spare hood done. It didn't turn out too nice, some orange peal to the paint, but the hood had bad pitting in some spots. I'm saving the original hood for another project as It still has the light nockouts intact. I'm not a good paint and body man at all. I had commented earlyier in another post about using Dupli-Color's adhesion promoter for plactic's. I used it on the nose trim and it semed to work good. I didn't have the "pooling" of the paint like I had in the past. Since this MF12 has a 16hp Tec. engine, a steering wheel from a 1450 or 1650 I belive (I don't know as the serial number is the first of the last model change for the 12's), the narrow front wheels from a Cub 110 ? and this will be my main work horse, I am painting it a differnt color, not Massey red. Oh NO! Don't worry it will be Massey Yellow like It's big brothers i.e. the MF165 in Industrial yellow. I wanted to make headlight bracket's for the grill but really don't have the tallent, Maybe later on. I'll post some pictures so far.
 

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Ok here are some pic's. I was originaly wanting to make build it like a miniture of the White American 60 or 80 series tractors (supposedly the last tractor under 100hp made in the USA), maybe a future project.
 

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Sounds like you are coming along good.You'll get better at painting the more you do it,just remember even the pro's were noobs at one time. The yellow sounds great, My Massey Ferguson 202 Work Bull is that color. Good luck!
 

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WOW!! those pics were not up when I posted last. That Yellow looks Awesome on that!!!!!!!!! Really makes it look nice.
 

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Looks good in yellow. I have a Craftsman done up in yellow and decaled as a Caterpillar. I disappointed another person with it today lol. I don't lie about it being painted wrong... But they all believe it to be real lol.
 

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Looks good in yellow. I have a Craftsman done up in yellow and decaled as a Caterpillar. I disappointed another person with it today lol. I don't lie about it being painted wrong... But they all believe it to be real lol.
What are you talking about? It is real!!!!
 

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I really like the way the yellow looks on it! Are you going to leave the gray/silver parts the same color?
 

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The yellow looks sharp.It would look real nice with the flint met,if thats what you're doing.When i paint my sons 10 he wants it a different color.
 

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Ok here are some pic's. I was originaly wanting to make build it like a miniture of the White American 60 or 80 series tractors (supposedly the last tractor under 100hp made in the USA), maybe a future project.
love that yellow paint. looks great in the photo.
 
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Hmmm! Was thinking of painting my 1650 Snapper MM yellow, but wasn't sure. Now that I see this, think it would be nice! Silver wheels with color centers, uh hu! Instead of silver for chassis, maybe the Brown MM used on some models, yeah......hmm.....!
 

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Yes, I will stay with the Silver Mist and Flint Mi. gray. I had a lot of trouble finding any paint code for the Massey yellow. My Agco dealer didn't really want to order it in as he has to get about 10 gal. at a time. Napa said they coudn't match it. The only place I found it was Tisco code TP540 and you don't want to be waisting any at around $95-$100 a gallon (I found that I can get a gallon for almost the same price as two quarts). There are so many yellows in the Agco, Massey, MM lineup. glgrumpy, I do like the MM yellow and brown also.
 

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That's going to look really sharp. Fixing these old tractors up can be a lot of work but in the end you will have something very solid that will last you a long time.
 

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well I sprayed primer on the main frame and the fender-seat piece and it orange pelled bad. I'm useing a new gravity feed guns instead of the regular old pressure gun and have a tough time with it. I might go back to the old gun even though it drips paint. But I think I know what the problum is now. The primer called for 50psi but once I hit the trigger the pressure gauge is waayyyyy tooooo slooowwww to let the pressure to the gun, so I will have to get a new pressure gauge with a higher volume rate or go back to my old 30 gal. air compressor.
 

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I always set my regulator while pulling the trigger halfway, to where you just get air. I always get drop once the trigger is pulled, so just set it while holding the trigger & you'll be fine.
 
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