Kubota dark grey paint for my trailer

danmorea

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Have a big Tex dual axle 12 foot
I paint it with 1/4 of paint kubota oem paint ROPS grey
It dry fast looks good
Time will tell if I made the right decision,paint is expensive
Anyone used it in the past?
 

PaulR

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No, but I find paying more for good paint is worth it.
Just put Sherwin Williams on my shed, I can tell by the texture it is a "high solids" paint and will last a long time.
 
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No, but I find paying more for good paint is worth it.
Just put Sherwin Williams on my shed, I can tell by the texture it is a "high solids" paint and will last a long time.
I wanted the color match the Kubota bluegreengrey but didnt want to pay $17 for each rattle can. I removed a part off the engine and had it color matched at Lowes using Valspar oil based paint. $15 for a full quart, painted all the mechanicals and had half the can left over
 
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+ 1 on the color match. Kubopta ROPS grey is expensive and is semi gloss anyway.
 

PaulR

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Funny, I did Just pay $17 for a rattle can of Rustoleum Farm Implement "Kubota Orange". Took a whole month to get here via Amazon too. I guess they saw me coming on that one. :(
 
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tractor supply carry's quarts of Kubota implement paint (orange) & factory gray.

it was in stock last time i needed any.
 

SidecarFlip

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TSC is 7 bucks a rattle can of Rusto Kubby orange, you got screwed big time.
 

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Yea. I'm normally a bit more shrewd. I was thinking, "by the time I make it to TSC in the next days/weeks, Amazon will have it on my doorstep" so I fell victim to the one-click buy button. Weeks later I was like, "wonder where that can of paint is I ordered" went into my account and saw the price I paid and was like Holy $H^&. 😰
 
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Rust Oleum 7784830 Gloss Charcoal Gray is a dead-nuts match for Kubota gray but it's gloss. Might stand out if you touched up a spot on the chassis but is not noticeable on stand alone bolt-on parts. My Precision Mfg. grapple is painted with the same stuff and I plan on using the rattle can when I add some expanded steel brush guard material to the grapple next spring.

So far, no luck finding a Kubota orange match in a rattle can. I saw some Krylon in "New Kubota Orange" at Blain's but haven't tried it. The Krylon in the quart can turns creamsicle orange after a month in the Michigan sun...when it shines.
 

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One more time for the record....

Rustoleum Kubota Orange is Orange II
Magic Kubota Orange is Orange I.

Kubota OEM Orange I and II fade to Mary Kay pink in the sun after a while.
 
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Downeaster

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Funny, I did Just pay $17 for a rattle can of Rustoleum Farm Implement "Kubota Orange". Took a whole month to get here via Amazon too. I guess they saw me coming on that one. :(
I bought a can of Rustoleum Kubota orange like you, and had searched everywhere for the paint,
with zero luck. HD and Lowes both had all the other tractor colors but no Kubota. I notice now
that the qt cans of Kubota aren't available. Cripes can't paint dealerships see there is a need.
 

DustyRusty

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Most auto body supply stores can match and mix any color in enamel, Just need to bring them something that was painted Kubota orange. Many can also put it into a spray can for you. It isn't rocket science, it is paint!
 
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Downeaster

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Most auto body supply stores can match and mix any color in enamel, Just need to bring them something that was painted Kubota orange. Many can also put it into a spray can for you. It isn't rocket science, it is paint!
I guess I am not a rocket scientist, as I had doubts that man paint companies can do a decent match, let alone put it in a spray can for me.
 
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One more time for the record....

Rustoleum Kubota Orange is Orange II
Magic Kubota Orange is Orange I.

Kubota OEM Orange I and II fade to Mary Kay pink in the sun after a while.

^^^^^^

IDK, mine is 27 years old and has seen a fair amount of sun. Hasn't faded too badly considering its age.

Factory Paint:

Just gave it a bath....so its clean, but that's all.

Bath1.jpg
Panels Clean1.jpg
 

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I second Van Sickle tractor and implement paint. My local tractor place ( used to be TSC) now North 40. They stock gallons, quarts, and rattle cans all a great prices. If you splurge and get polyurethane hardener, it lasts much longer and adds to the finish. I’ve painted implements, trailers etc. They make all the Kubota colors.
 

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I guess I am not a rocket scientist, as I had doubts that man paint companies can do a decent match, let alone put it in a spray can for me.
Just think what a good job the auto paint suppliers do for auto body shops. A good automotive paint supplier can match about any color.
 

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I guess I am not a rocket scientist, as I had doubts that man paint companies can do a decent match, let alone put it in a spray can for me.
If you want a decent looking paint job/repair on a Kubota tractor......
Remove a piece of your tractor from an area that is not faded, and take it to an auto body paint store.
They will match it for you.
Buy the hardener to add to their paint.

Use a good quality spray gun, and use a secondary moisture filter at the gun.
Make a few test passes on an old cardboard box, to get the pattern set correctly.

If you want a quick, short color life/crappy paint job,......use rattle cans!
 
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I guess I am not a rocket scientist, as I had doubts that man paint companies can do a decent match, let alone put it in a spray can for me.
I have had both exterior and interior color matches for my 1962 Chevrolet. An interesting thing happens when you start to restore the interior of a car. The original paint doesn't match every piece of the interior. The reason is that the manufacturer didn't make or paint every piece, but gave it over to the supplier to paint the part prior to delivery. Since the interior is not that closely examined, the customer never realized that the glove box door didn't match the surrounding area. When you do a ground-up restoration, you invariably will make sure that everything matches or someone will point it out to you at a car show.