Originally Posted by bapos
I plan on using tractor paint from tractor supply as a matter of fact.
I think its a easy and cheap way out to get it recolored.
It will fade, promise. I've painted literally hundreds of old Farmall's and Moline's (and even a few Deere's ... shudder) and there is an absolute difference between the paint at the "tractor supply" store and actual tractor paint. I've used the cheap paint upon request and it ALWAYS fades in a few years, even when kept inside annd used for parades and what-not only.
There's a very good reason I spent more on paint on my skoolie than I did for the bus itself ...
Do it right the first time, or don't do it at all. Cheap is always more expensive in the long run.
For what it's worth, around 150 hours went into my paint job. 4 of us, two weekends, 10hr days and a "few" cases of beer. Did not sand to bare metal but we fixed all the visable rust, patched what we needed to and prepped it properly. Looks good, won't fade and should outlast my obsession with skoolies (as if).