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What kinds of paint are good for tractors?

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Farm tractors are most commonly painted with enamel paints specifically formulated for use on tractors and other outdoor equipment. These paints provide rust resistance and a high-durability finish to help the tractor's paint job stand up to harsh conditions.

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Enamel paints used for tractors and other industrial equipment are often acrylic-based, though some paints are alkyd-based. Alkyd-based paints are often less expensive than acrylic enamels, but may be less resistant to temperature changes and environmental damage than acrylics. Many paint manufacturers produce paint colors that are matched to the original factory colors of tractors for touch-up work, such as the green paint typical of John Deere tractors.

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