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How to Paint a skid steer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by ford6.9, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    So I am looking to paint a bobcat and was wondering if someone could share with me how to do some from A to Z. What paints to use what I will need to do some how much prep I should be doing.
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    A paint brush
  3. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Spray cans.
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,724

    I think for it to look right you'd have to spray it. And not with rattle cans.

    I'd drag out the HVLP paint guns, inline air dryers, respirators, the whole 9 yards. I think that's probably the easiest, fastest, and the way that will look the best.
  5. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Thanks I was looking for an aswer along those lines. I have never done any painting along these lines so if you could maybe go on a little more. I am a landscaper and know that well but painting is not my thing, so I am asking to learn. I would like it to look nice and clean as it doesnt look that bad now.
  6. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    We've tocuhed up / painted whole machine with spray cans from bobcat. For a do it yourself job, with no sandblasting it came out really good. It comes down to how much you want to put into it. this was on our older yard machine, so having a factory paint job was not the goal just a quick face lift.
  7. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    There is some fifteen year old girl from Miami who submerges their machine for cleaning purposes. Perhaps She could give you some tips and you can dip it.:mechanic::laughing:
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Then simply fill the pond with paint and run it in again. Viola, done. :D
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Definitely the fastest and most effective way to do it.
  11. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Just remember they don't float so keep a roped tied to it for easy retrievel.....lol
  12. dgc

    dgc Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I do this for a living. the best thing to do is get it sandblasted first . Than put a good coat of a good expoxy primer on it than your paint 3 coats.
  13. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 888

    This is the way I did it a couple of years ago, found decals on ebay.
    Looks great for an 11 yr old ss.