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Old 03-25-2020, 05:58 PM   #1
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I have 6 - 2000 Lb feeders that are in desperate need of some care. I donít want to spray paint with just a spray can type paint. I have a good spray gun and I want to put a good long lasting rust preventative type paint on them. Any recommendations ???
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Old 03-25-2020, 06:03 PM   #2
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Zero experience with this product on a feeder. But will be trying it soon. I bought a spray in bed liner kit that is tan in color. I plan to spray my feeders with it. If you have any seems that are not "Airtight" it should seal it up. I bought the kit with a spray nozzle not the roll on.
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Old 03-25-2020, 06:05 PM   #3
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I have 6 - 2000 Lb feeders that are in desperate need of some care. I donít want to spray paint with just a spray can type paint. I have a good spray gun and I want to put a good long lasting rust preventative type paint on them. Any recommendations ???
I have wondered if you shoot some clear on them after painting if it will make the feeder last longer.
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Old 03-25-2020, 06:12 PM   #4
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Clean them really good, which is a must with any paint, and brush paint or roll them with a quality oil based house paint.. We have painted feeders and a jeep with it and you can't scratch off... Been 7-8 years now..
DO NOT thin the paint.
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Old 03-25-2020, 06:15 PM   #5
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Just use ace hardware rust paint. Works great.
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:21 PM   #6
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Tractor Supply sells tractor paint in most tractor colors. Mix a couple together or single color. Thin it & shoot it. I have done trailers & feeders. Cheap and very durable. Typically $30.00-40.00 a gallon depending on Rustoleum, or house brand.
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:26 PM   #7
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I'm not sure if they will sell to individuals or not, but we build protein feeders and use Horn Paints out of Fort Worth. They don't have a store front, and their warehouse is definitely not much to look at, but we tried numerous types of metal paint, and it is by far the best we have found.
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:36 PM   #8
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I work for Sherwin-Williams. Sand to create profile to achieve adequate adhesion. You can paint using an oil, but they will chalk and fade. I would prime with Sherwin-Williams ProCryl Universal Metal Primer and topcoat with Sherwin-Williams ProIndustrial Waterbased alkyd Urethane. Both products are rust inhibitive. the Waterbased alkyd urethane is a hybrid of and oil based and water based coating. So you get the advantages of both. Durability of an oil, clean up of a ware based. The added urethane increases the color retention of the product.
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:05 PM   #9
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Rusty metal primer is what we use. Works great and it isnít too expensive considering how long it lasts.


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Old 03-26-2020, 10:37 AM   #10
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We've been repainting with Rustoleum Satin Green oil based with great results. I do it ever 5-6 years on my Bighorn.....
but we also take the time to clean them up and even will take a sander to it to clean and rough stuff up. I'm on year 13 with my oldest and still going strong.


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