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I am going to finish up my MF16 this summer and I'm wondering what the correct color would be for the fuel tank? It was repainted red when I acquired the tractor. Should it be the same "Flint Gray Metallic" as the chassis? Also wondering, what have you guys been using for the "Silver Mist" on the grille? I have so far used AGCO paint for the chassis but would like to procure something locally for the grille. Preferably something compatible with Rustoleum primers. I have attached a few pics of some of the parts (and a few unrelated ones) in progress.
 

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The gas tank gets painted flint gray. As far as the silver mist I heard rust oleum wheel silver is a good match. I haven't tried it yet. If you look in the massey forum Jeff's 1855 restoration this gets discussed. It current so it'll be near top of the massey forum.
 

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I"m real happy how it turned out Used Universal Red equipment paint for the red, Went to the Massey dealer for the Flint grey and Lowes for the Wheel silver.

I painted engine, dash insert, steering column and drive shaft Semi-Gloss black. Grille and wheels I used wheel silver, Fenders, hood, dash, front bumper and running boards red and rest of tractor and parts Flint grey.
 

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Thanks guys! I have a few cans of that wheel paint and had tried it on the MF12 rims a few years ago with poor results, but I may have had a bad can, or maybe it wasn't actually the silver, but maybe aluminum or some other similar color.
 

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Thanks guys! I have a few cans of that wheel paint and had tried it on the MF12 rims a few years ago with poor results, but I may have had a bad can, or maybe it wasn't actually the silver, but maybe aluminum or some other similar color.
Just make sure it's Rustoleum Wheel Silver and you prep the surface VERY well because imperfections will show through when you paint the parts that silver color. Do it right, spend the time, and you'll be very happy with the results.
 

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Turns out the wheel paint I had was "steel wheel" rather than silver. Will try to pick some up at an auto parts store.
 
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