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Another Old Cat Yellow paint thread...

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8 years 1 month ago #143583 by ETD66SS
I read through all the Old Cat Yellow threads, and I don't seem to have a definitive answer on a correct paint solution.

Has anyone used Krylon's version of Old Cat Yellow? www.tcpglobal.com/KRY1819.html#.VyIxaU32Zus

If so, how does it compare to the Rust-Oleum Old Cat Yellow? (Which I have read is way off and not a match).

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8 years 1 month ago #143586 by dpendzic
I have been using valspar transport yellow-which i find is a real good match--and it seems to be very durable

D2, D3, D4, D6, 941B, Cat 15
Hancock Ma and Moriches NY

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8 years 1 month ago #143587 by ETD66SS
I guess my next question is, are my 1968 D6C and 1978 225 both supposed to be Old Cat Yellow?

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8 years 1 month ago #143592 by Bruce P

I guess my next question is, are my 1968 D6C and 1978 225 both supposed to be Old Cat Yellow?


I can't answer your question directly, but as far as I'm concerned, ALL Cats should be old Cat yellow.

Just my opinion, it's worth what you paid for it.

BP

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8 years 1 month ago #143594 by Old Magnet
Cat Paint Color Change
Cats were painted Hiway Yellow from Dec 7, 1931 to June 1979. From June 1979, the change to the "new" Caterpillar Yellow was introduced gradually - unlike the original change from Gray to Hiway Yellow - which was introduced across the entire line on one specific day. You'd need to find the build date of your tractor to get some idea - and even then, you may have a "transition" tractor.

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8 years 1 month ago #143752 by Uncle Rich
Replied by Uncle Rich on topic Valspar Transport Yellow
As I have been working almost every part of my D2, I've been painting as I go. I chose Valspar Transport Yellow also, because I like it. Might not be correct, I'm not trying to build a show piece, just a yellow bulldozer to call my own. One thing I've learned for sure. Spend the extra few dollars and use the add in hardener. The paint flows out a lot better, drys much faster, and is more durable. Here is a couple of pictures as I was putting the head back on in varying light conditions.



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8 years 1 month ago #143753 by Bruce P
Looks pretty good to me Uncle Rich!

Thanks

BP

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8 years 1 month ago #143757 by ETD66SS
Is this the right color? www.napaonline.com/napa/en/p/MSRGALIM110OY/MSRGALIM110OY

I ordered 2 cans of this to try: www.walmart.com/ip/KRYLON-A01321000-Spra...llar-Yellow/48068861

I'll see if I can find a spot on my 225 that has been hidden from the sun and do a comparison.

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8 years 1 month ago #144198 by ETD66SS
Ok, so I got in my order of the Krylon version of Old CAT Yellow.

So I painted a few parts for my 225 with it, here is an example of the color: i.imgur.com/JYpLzzz.jpg i.imgur.com/7lSAmjn.jpg i.imgur.com/TIdsjEY.jpg i.imgur.com/FpubhRu.jpg

The bad part about viewing the pictures on a computer, is everyone's monitor is different, so the colors are different.

In this picture, I held up the same part I took a picture of next to my monitor, and took another picture: i.imgur.com/Wb5fWiE.jpg

You can see the difference in the shade. My monitor makes the yellow look much brighter/lighter than it is in reality.

To me, this CAT yellow doesn't look like the old color, but the new one???

Here is a bunch of different yellow's I am going to try: i.imgur.com/53d66xD.jpg I need to find a part from my 225 that has been hidden form the sun for comparison.

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8 years 1 month ago #144206 by truckun95
My parts guy had mentioned that Valspar was the last paint supplier for Caterpillar supplying them with the exact paint. They could still order it a couple years ago by the pallet approx 144 gallons if i remember right per pallet. If a dealer had a large enough demand they would order a full pallet depending on the dealers demand.

Recently Caterpillar changed to Sherwin Williams who refused to produce the old paint color. Caterpillar pushed for them to still make it, only to hear the huge amount they had to purchase, which was said was an amazing amount more than Valspar required to order.

A good Valspar paint supplier might be best to match the old paint. Or do a simple Google search and you may find other brands out there "said" to be the same color.

In my area the good paint stores can use a computer to scan a paint sample like sold in the ACMOC store or a freshly painted part to evaluate the color and the mixture needed to match the paint pretty darn close. If not spot on they usually can adjust the paint color to meet your needs.

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