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Paint color match

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by secret_weapon, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    I did some searching on here, but could not find the answer to what I am looking for. Long story short... bought a 8.2 steel V for $2k and I want to paint it. I was going to use Valspar paint from Tractor Supply but don't know which color matches best. My options are:

    Massey Ferguson Red
    Ford Red
    International Harvester Red
    New Holland Red

    Has anyone used these and which one matches the Boss red color best?

    I don't have pics of plow yet, I will get them up as I start this project.
  2. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    I guess nobody has tried any of these paints? I'll have to buy a rattle can of each and see which one matches best.
  3. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    i used rustolium saftey red and it worked out, but seeming a little bright
  4. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    If I remember right "Sunrise Red" is a perfect match....but can't remember who makes it.
  5. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    Well, I bought a few cans of paint from Tractor Supply and sprayed on plow around the original paint. International Harvester Red had the best match. The paint is Valspar Tractor & Implement high gloss enamel.
  6. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    Well I have to retract what I said before about IH paint having the best match. I took a picture of the backside left blade.When I peeled the large decal off the backside, the paint looked much brighter. Painted 2 stripes couple inches wide. Towards the bottom of the blade I labeled the colors (upside down). So Massey Ferguson red has the best color match. What do you guy think?

    Last edited: Jul 24, 2010