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captpierce

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Hello everyone, Just got on to this website this weekend and WOW - what a wealth of knowledge and info! I am wondering if anyone can help me find out if there is a generic red paint that closely matches the Simplicity Red color. I checked with my local dealer and the cost was pretty high, so I thought I would go generic, but some of the "over the counter" paints look like the right red color first, but once applied, they are too dark or too light. Any advice? Thanks, L.D. Pierce
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Not sure what tractor you have but I'm happy with chevy orange/red engine paint been tryin to get onto my ole 725. Think it will work on the 64 landlord also. On the 4040 its way too red..WELCOME to the best tractorin site on the web...MPH
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The old Simplicity red is tough to match I had sherwin williams # that is pretty close but its not cheap either. If you are painting the whole tractor you don't have to worry so much about an exact match. From what I have seen so far the simplicity's varied in color slightly from year to year and that the newer ones are much more orange like Marty says. Btw welcome to the club and good luck with your project!
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MPH and ReedS, Thanks for the advice - I hadn't thought about the Chevy orange/red, but that would be just about the right shade for my '67 Sovereign 3012. I'm going to start with the 42" snow blower (now that the snow is done for the year - I hope) and the 46" dozer blade I bought this weekend. Thanks! CaptPierce
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Brent_Baumer
Check out this old link: http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11441&SearchTerms=paint Also, go to discussions>search the forums then search for "paint" and you'll find 8 pages of old discussions to sift through. Most of them won't be helpful but there are a few good ones for you. Brent
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Century_Coronado
captpierce, I found '65 Mustang Orange to be as close as any color. I think it is called Grabber Orange.
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I used to have an orange 1965 Mustang... never thought of that color. Has anyone else used it?
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NAPA auto parts sells some exact match paint for automotive spray guns. The color I used is called OLIVER ORANGE. Its a perfect match for the old orange tractor color on my 66 landlord. It's pretty cheap too.
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