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Easy Question: Type of lubricant and Paint Color

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What type of lubricant should I use to lubricate the different parts of a used snow blower?

Pivot points and augers?
axle bushings?
axle gear?
Wheels?
Hex shaft?
Other?

And, I was going to sand the current rusty areas and spray with Rustoleum primer and then spray it red.

Is this the best method and what would the name of the red paint be for an old Toro?

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just use black grease. lubi plate stuff. if BROTHER FROG saw this he would post a pic of the stuff. you can find it at any hardware store. as for the paint. sand the rust then use self etching primer. if you are going to use rattle can paint. i will leave that up to you.

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TORO used apple red paint up until a few years ago. now they call it new red. GO FIGURE.

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Use silicone spray lub on the hex shaft. Grease tends to get too hard when it's cold. Yellow wheel bearing grease for most of the other stuff.
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I'm partial to synthetic wheel bearing grease. I use Mobil 1 but any brand will do and the synthetic doesn't have an issue with cold until you start talking arctic temps. It get's around -30 at times here and no problems with using a real thin coat on the hex shaft. I try to use grease anyplace I can as it holds up best through the winter but for everything else that doesn't have a specific lubricant like gearboxed and such I use oil. Anything that moves, except the friction discs gets oiled.

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Rustoleum APPLE red is a close match to Toro red. Ace hardware BANNER red is a close second in color match. In my opinion.

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I was able to get a can of Toro New Red, (#361-10), at a John Deere dealer. Used it to touch up,

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