05-24-2013, 04:28 PM
05-24-2013 04:28 PM
05-24-2013, 04:39 PM
Exactly. Lowest bidder. Buy the JD stuff, expensive-but worth it IMHO.
Originally Posted by Maddog
Last edited by Kennyd; 05-24-2013 at 08:33 PM.
Reason: Changed But to Buy
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05-24-2013, 08:29 PM
I have used the new TSC Magic paint. It is crap. I agree with Kenny, spend the extra and buy JD paint. It will save money in the long run. I think I saw Valspar paint in Lowes the other day, but I don't know if they have JD colors.
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05-25-2013, 01:50 AM
I also agree that the majic paint is total garbage. Both of my local TSC stopped carrying Valspar halfway through a paintjob on a 110 garden tractor. I finished the project with the Majic paint, and now it looks like crap on those parts, while the parts with the Valspar still look really nice. When i get around to repainting those parts, ther paint will come straight from Deere.
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05-25-2013, 08:11 AM
I never used the Majic paint, but have seen it at TSC recently. I can say the JD paint is excellent quality and worth the price. It isn't like it costs much more than the TSC paint anyway.
I have a table I built for a metalworking lathe. The tabletop is a large piece of 5/8" steel plate, and the legs are 3" OD by 1/4" wall tubing. There are also a few other parts on it to hold the lathe drive and some other items. Anyway, I painted it with JD green left over after I rebuilt my 40U 10 or 11 years ago. The table is always covered in oil and metal chips, burning hot swarf is constantly laying on it, and I've dropped all kinds of lathe chucks and tools on it, and there is not even a nick in the paint.
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05-25-2013, 06:30 PM
06-07-2013, 07:13 AM
I've used both, the Malik is not a bad paint at all, I used 3 gallons of red oxide primer the other day, bought 2 from tsc and one from asc (agri). The only problem I had with the paint was all the oxide settling to the bottom of the can....made it really hard to mix, had to use thinner to spray, a lil bit more that they said, you only have to put hardner in if you want faster dry times. I also sprayed two gallons of color, nh blue, the color looked perfect, didn't have the buildup in the bottom of the can with the color, paint applied smooth, good adhesion, looks very good for a single stage paint. I was painting a flatbed trailer, if it were a restore project I woulda used jd paint, but this is implement paint, worked great for me...
03-05-2015, 12:04 PM
I believe that the Majik brand paint is soybean oil based as opposed to traditional mineral oil products. Obsolete by today's standards that use polyester or epoxy components with a catalyst for strength, chip resistance and color stability.
Not to take anything away from older formulations that could be used with great results. My grandfather could paint like nobody I've ever seen. He could lay down enamel or lead paint with a fine brush or roller that looked like it was sprayed-on.
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03-05-2015, 12:38 PM
I used majic paint quite a few times and have been happy with the result as long as I ran it through a sprayer and not out of a rattle can. The rattle cans are mixed extremely thin and have a tendency to run plus the nozzles tend to lay too heavy of a coat so you have to move it fast.
Being an oil based enamel it is pretty much the same as a can of rusteoleum. If you thin it down with mineral spirits and add a touch of hardener it seems to lay down pretty good. I paint a ton of my farm implements with it and needless to say I put minimal prep into it. If I can' get it off with a power washer it is getting sprayed over. For the most part I have had very minimal peeling or flaking and it hasn't faded terribly even though some implements sit outside 12 months of the year.
03-05-2015, 02:10 PM
I painted my trailer all by brush. Used a 2" "Purdy" brand brush. It suits me fine and dandy.
Originally Posted by Superglidesport
I also used genuine John Deere paint.
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