In Reply to: paint colors posted by Duane Mitch on February 24, 2017 at 14:21:47:
Welcome to the NTC, the best Ford Tractor Internet site around! You can find a ton of useful information in the other forums like HOW-TO's; HISTORY; and MANUALS as well as advice and info on the N-BOARD here. There is also a web site, www.8nford.com by John Smith with a lot of history and tech stuff as well. Here's a link below to a post about Ford Tractor Paint but just some compiled info to digest. On the 8N, the front rims were painted the Ford Medium Grey Enamel, p/n M-13243 but the rear hat rims were not painted, they were zinc plated and only the center discs were painted Ford Medium Grey. Nowadays most fellas will paint them a metallic shade but I found a special wheel paint sold by CASE/IHC called Silver Argent that has withstood time now and is better than the aluminum or metallic shades used. Ford 8N cast iron parts were painted Ford Vermillion Red Enamel, p/n M-2822, and there are many variations of what guys have used. You can search the NTC archives and read thousands of tried and true shades and comments and make up your own mind. In 2003 I restored my early 8N with the TISCO IHC 110 RED and TISCO Ford Medium Grey. The IHC is the closest to the original red out there in mine and many others opinions. There are better brands and I would think strongly about going that route if you plan on doing a true restoration. Most paints sold as FORD TRACTOR RED have too much of an orange tint to them. My email is open if you want to chat more...
1948 8N and Dearborn 1908 Plow, restored 2003:
FORD 8N Hat Rims, Restored with CASE/IH Silver Argent: