If you buy a used or refurbished Bobcat you might not be happy with the paint job. Or if you have owned a Bobcat Skid Steer Loader for a few years, the paint may have faded over time. If you are looking to restore the paint job of your Bobcat Skid Steer Loader, here is a quick guide to how to correctly paint a Bobcat. Alternatively, the team at Ciano Development Corporation provides painting services, repairs, cleaning, refurbishing, and spare parts for Bobcat Skid Steer Loaders.
Cleaning Your Bobcat Skid Steer Loader
Before you even begin to apply new paint, you should clean your Bobcat Skid Steer Loader. You will need to scrape off any of the grease, peeling decals, and other debris from the surface of your Bobcat. We actually offer a mobile blasting service that can quickly strip off old paint, grease, and other debris from the surface of landscaping equipment. Pressure washing or blasting is going to be needed to get the best results. The machine will need to be operated to get behind the hydraulics, move the forks, etc. Additionally, you might want to remove the wheels to clean in this area as well.
Preparing To Paint
You will want to remove any and all of the pre-existing paint and rust before getting ready to repaint your machine. Once all of the paint chips are gone and wiped off the surfaces you may want to use a rust inhibitor primer on any areas that had rust on them. This can prevent rust from reforming in the future.
Masking & Painting Your Bobcat
If you are trying to restore the original Bobcat orange, black and white look you will likely want to use masking tape to create the hard lines between the orange, black and white sections of your Bobcat Skid Steer Loader. However, if you are planning to do a different paint pattern, you will need to mask different sections. With a standard Bobcat, you will likely want to do the white section first followed by the orange and black sections. Letting paint dry between sections can prevent any runoff. Once this is complete you can attach any decals to the dry paint. Some landscaping companies also add their own logo or decals including phone numbers, etc.
Bobcat Painting in Greater Boston
The process of refurbishing a Bobcat Skid Steer Loader can be long, time-consuming, and expensive. That is why we recommend hiring Ciano Development Corporation’s team to help clean, prep, and paint your Bobcat equipment. If you would like a quote on repairs, refurbishing, or other services, please call us today!