Farm supply stores sell spray cans of Tractor paint. It matches the
tractor brand, such as John Deere green, International Harvester red,
Allis Chalmers orange, etc. This paint generally provides a good coating
and holds up well in the weather, but it takes days to dry. Unlike
general purpose spray paint, which is usually dry in an hour, and smells
like a laquer based paint, this tractor paint is more like an oil based
On a real hot summer day, with the sun beating on the paint, it will dry
(to touch) in around 24 hours. But if the weather is cool and no sun, it
can take 3 days or more to dry so it can be handled.
Our weather is currently cool. I painted a few small tractor parts
outdoors, then brought them in the house to dry. Two days later, they
are still tacky to touch, and it's 68 deg. in the house. It almost seems
like they require direct sunshine to dry.
But until the weather warms up, I cant do much of anything, and thus can
not install these parts on my tractor. So far, my only thought is to put
a heat lamp above these parts.
Any other ideas to speed up the drying time?