Kubota Orange Paint

willyC93

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I need Kubota orange paint for my snow plow. What have other used that has lasted? thanks , Bill
 

airbiscuit

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I love the Valspar Implement paint. It is very tough.
 
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jimh406

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My bucket hooks have Rustoleum Farm and Implement Kubota Orange. It matches and looks great. I have a 2021 machine. I don’t leave my tractor outside, so no idea how it lasts in the sun.
 

chim

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Valspar sells a perfect match Kubota II color!
Great paint......use some thinner, .....and definitely use hardner!
Here's a link to what I used on my blower several years ago. It was PPG AUE370 polyurethane w/ hardener. It's known as "DTM" (Direct To Metal). Nice part is that bare metal or good solid remnants of paint and no priming. Scroll down to Post #10:

 

Dennis.D

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I've been getting the Kubota orange from tractor supply. Color match is good and it covers well. Also it's a lot cheeper than paint at the dealer.
 

fried1765

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I've been getting the Kubota orange from tractor supply. Color match is good and it covers well. Also it's a lot cheeper than paint at the dealer.
I am not a first time spray painter.
In my opinion (and others), the Majic brand paint sold by TSC is absolute cheap junk!
Have I used it?......yes!
Will I ever buy or use it again? ......NO!
 
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bbxlr8

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I bought the Kubota brand for potential touch-ups and a few misc details on the tractor itself.

Actually, just yesterday I used the Rustoleum Farm Implement line on a few items in Kubota Orange and it sprayed out & dried well. We will see about durability over time

Agree that the line that TSC carries is not the greatest. I have only used their Ford blue - Was not impressed...
 

Joe Messmer

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A few years ago on this forum somebody suggested Rustoleum Chevrolet engine orange, I tried it and the match was spot on. Had trouble finding it but not since we got a Menards they have it all......
 

fried1765

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A few years ago on this forum somebody suggested Rustoleum Chevrolet engine orange, I tried it and the match was spot on. Had trouble finding it but not since we got a Menards they have it all......
I suppose that would be in spray cans?
A quick coloring.....but certainly not a quality paint repair/job!
 

Steamer Pete

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Built a project in May for my Kubota and used Rustoleum Kubota orange paint on it. Here it is early October and the plow that sits outside is fading fast. Paint was also extreemly thick right out of the can.
Not impressed with the stuff.
 

fried1765

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Built a project in May for my Kubota and used Rustoleum Kubota orange paint on it. Here it is early October and the plow that sits outside is fading fast. Paint was also extreemly thick right out of the can.
Not impressed with the stuff.
Agreed!
Next time, try spraying Valspar machinery enamel....and use hardener.
It seems to hold up very well.
 

DustyRusty

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Most paints in a spray can have UV inhibitors in the formula. Spray cans are fine for small item spraying or touch-up work, but for overall refinishing, you need quality paint and a spray gun. I would use a single-stage automotive paint with a harder in it. I don't like machinery paint for the tractor that sees a lot of sun, because the paint will eventually fail. I once used a white machine paint on the roof of a car, and it started to turn yellow within a year. Had to sand it off completely, and repaint it with automotive paint. Machinery paint is good for inside use but doesn't hold up to the weather.
 
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fried1765

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Most paints in a spray can have UV inhibitors in the formula. Spray cans are fine for small item spraying or touch-up work, but for overall refinishing, you need quality paint and a spray gun. I would use a single-stage automotive paint with a harder in it. I don't like machinery paint for the tractor that sees a lot of sun, because the paint will eventually fail. I once used a white machine paint on the roof of a car, and it started to turn yellow within a year. Had to sand it off completely, and repaint it with automotive paint. Machinery paint is good for inside use but doesn't hold up to the weather.
Kubota certainly must use "machinery paint", because their factory paint seems to fade when you start looking at it.
 

Steve NC

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Repainted my B7100d 2 years ago with the rustoleum Kubota orange paint and then bought the blue for the engine frame and transmission from the kubota dealer. This tractor has mainly been parked under a shelter when not in use. One side is noticeably faded compared to the other side. I had some of the orange from the dealer as well and used it on the dash area. The orange colors matched then but now it still looks better than the side of the tractor that hasn’t faced the outside of the shelter. I’m going to repaint it this winter with the orange from the dealer.
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kubotafreak

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By far the oem Kubota enamel is the best. Price is cheap for the quality. I buy it in gallons, and always use hardener. I would suggest using a manual foam brush for all rough cast/touchup applications. The paint will flow out remarkably well, and you minimize hazards of the iso's. It is a relatively hard paint to spray even with a large tip. (car painter here) Follow the instructions and reduce only what is needed to pass atomization. Sherwin Williams fh612 is my go to hardener, its cheap, and the store is local.

TSC Magic is about the quality of trying to paint with a clay crayon. Each to their own, but that stuff scrapes off with your fingernail if you can get it to harden. Think old renaissance art.
 
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bbxlr8

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The Rustoleum Kubota orange did a nice job on the plastic pumpkins we use to decorate the entrance to our driveway :p

Don't laugh - it is what I have and the shelves at HD are empty!