A trusted writer and instructor on the restoration of tractors--from Ford and Farmall to John Deere--Tharran Gaines provides a complete, clearly detailed, step-by-step guide to painting your tractor for that perfectly authentic look. It’s the finishing touch and the first thing anyone will see; the paint job is an essential step in tractor restoration, and the techniques can be a bit unfamiliar, a bit daunting. This easy-to-follow how-to book takes the guesswork and anxiety out of the process and assures you of getting just the look you want for your vintage farm machine. Beginning with metal cleaning, preparation, and bodywork repair, Gaines covers primer and paint types; matching vintage paint colors; and painting equipment and techniques. He concludes with decal and emblem placement and application and finishing techniques.