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Discussion in 'The Toolbox' started by Kster526, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Kster526

    Kster526 Well-Known Member

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    I was at Lowes and discovered they now have a Rustoleum John Deere green.  Bought a can to try it and the color seems to be a close match to the JD brand for the RF's.  The price is a lot  better too. May try it on the next project. Have not tryed the yellow yet though. FYI

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  2. johndeereelfman

    johndeereelfman Member Staff Member

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    I've tried their brand Kyle, and let's just say, you'll be lucky if you will be able to finish the can. I've been having a lot of problems with Rustoleum brand spray cans, especially their gloss black. They always seem to clog up before getting the can empty, and no matter what I do, it seems I can never get the nozzles clean enough to finish the can contents. 

    I think their yellow is too dark, but that's just me. Side-by-side with John Deere's yellow, you'll see what I mean. 
     
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  3. BigFlash

    BigFlash New Member

    It's been a while since I've posted on here, been somewhat busy, but if there is one thing I've learned the hard way over and over. There is no paint that compares to the deere paint for quality when it comes to JD Green and JD yellow.  Once we started using the deere paint, we never looked back. The other colors you might need aren't as critical. 
     
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  4. Kster526

    Kster526 Well-Known Member

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    I'd have to agree with both of you but after the problems I had with a few of my  last cans and the price continually climbing I have opened my eyes a little further to see what else is around.

    I like my restorations to be the exact colors so if the others won't match I will not use them but having an alternative is nice though.
     
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  5. backwoods

    backwoods Well-Known Member

    Last fall i.painted the rims on my 300 with a can of jd yellow but if you look at the pic you can see its a darker yellow then the decals the only thing is I'm going to paint them the right color this summer an use the left over yellow to redo my cub.
     
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  6. Kster526

    Kster526 Well-Known Member

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    Yes agreed I am returning the yellow it's a definite Cub color match.
     
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  7. backwoods

    backwoods Well-Known Member

    Here's the yellow that's marked new jd yellow if you look at the tiller then the rims an plow you can see the difference 

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  8. Kster526

    Kster526 Well-Known Member

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    Looks exactly like the Rustoleum color I bought that I'm taking back. Definitely a difference!
     
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  9. johndeereelfman

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    I didn't think you'd like it Kyle! 
     
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  10. johndeereelfman

    johndeereelfman Member Staff Member

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    Glad to have you back with us Chris! 
     
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  11. ckjakline

    ckjakline Well-Known Member

    Kind of an interesting fact i found out about spray cans is that some brands have a dot on the pressed metal cap that seals can.I think the dots are normally black.Well anyway that is  the direction the straw is pointing in the bottom of the can.Turn your nozel to line the tip and the black dot,and you can spray until can is empty without twisting or turning can to get the last of the paint out.I know rustoleums cans are marked.