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what was the original name of that reddish color that the old simplicity's were painted? was it "persian orange"? just wanted to know because i am getting some spray cans matched up to the original red and was wanting to know what to call it. thanks, chadmb[A href='http://chadmb.tripod.com']http://chadmb.tripod.com[/a]
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I read in an Allis Chalmers tractor history that the founder of that company was touring farms in California and was taken with how asian poppies stood our against the green hillsides. For marketing reasons, he wanted his farm tractors to stand out just like that. He had his people search for a color that matched those poppies and they came up with the color they called Persian orange. The orange on the older Simplicities is redder than Allis Chalmers orange. I'm not sure what Simplicity called it. It may also have been Persian orange.
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Jeff has the same number as I have used. I don't know about prior to 1971 but from then the Simplicities used the Deep Orange. But for AC's built after 1974 I use "POWDER ORANGE" Simplicity part # 1685037. This is a perfect match to original. Mike S.
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Go to an AGCO dealer and buy a qt. of Corporate Orange.Then go to any auto paint store and have them put in 1 ounce of Industrial QR tint. That gives a perfect match to the old red-orange color.Cost for all this;under #15.
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Where might one find this "Persian Orange"? I have had both powder orange and deep orange, but have never seen "persian" listed anywhere.... Terry
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I'm sure you can get a mix formula for the old AC Persian orange at an autoparts store that mixes automotive paints. It won't be cheap, though. A rattle can of custom mis costs $13.00 to $14.00.
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Chad, Simplicity's orange is called "Deep Orange" - #1685612. AC's orange prior to 1975 was "Persian Orange" AC's orange after 1975 was "Corporate Orange" Hope that helps. JeffG
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I would be interested in a can or 2 of that.I just repainted all the white panels on my 2110 but I left the orange alone becuase I couldn't get a good match.
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THANKS FOR THE INFO. THE "PERSIAN ORANGE" I'M REFERRING TO IS ON THE ORIGINAL COLOR CHART THAT KENT HAS ON THIS SITE. SOMEBODY TOLD ME IT WAS AN "AC" COLOR, BUT I DIDN'T KNOW IF THEY WERE RIGHT. WHATEVER THE OLD SIMPLICITY RED/ORANGE IS CALLED, I'M SELLING IT FOR $7 DOLLARS A SPRAY CAN. SURE BEATS THE $10-$14 DOLLARS A CAN THAT A AUTO PARTS STORE WOULD CHARGE AND THEY STILL MIGHT NOT GET THE MATCH RIGHT. THANKS,CHADMB[A href='http://chadmb.tripod.com']http://chadmb.tripod.com[/a]
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Persian Orange is an Allis-Chalmers paint color, not Simplicity. There are actually two different shades of Persian Orange -- Persian Orange I was used up until the late 50's, then Persian Orange II was used until Corporate Orange began in the 1970s.... Persian Orange I had more red than Persian Orange II -- side by side, Persian Orange II looks much lighter and more orange. Persian Orange was NOT ever used on the garden tractors, as far as I know.
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