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One important consideration is that many of us might be trying to hit a moving target. I've found that the shade of orange that Ariens used may vary by year.

I've attached a back-to-back picture of my 79 (left) and 74 (right) Ariens. The 74 is more "orangey", whereas the 79 has a subtle redder hue to it.

I ended up buying Valspar Tractor and Implement paint in AC orange, but I obviously haven't repainted the 79 yet. I'm kinda anxious to see which shade of orange this AC orange is closer to.
 

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Going to be replacing the auger bearing on a project 1027LE so since I'm going to have it all apart I may as well clean up all the rust and give the inside of the bucket and auger a fresh coat of paint, Ariens paint is um well ahhh a rip off lol real $$$ for just the spray can but I seen some place here of some other paints that match pretty well. So what have you used and pics would be apprieciated, OK pics because it's like snow blower porn and I know you guys like it too lol.:signlol:
Kabota orange is same as Ariens orange. Dead ringer
 

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Nothing against Chevy paint here but when I did a major overhaul years ago on my Bolens I took a different approach. I took a painted part to my local paint shop and had them copy it on their paint computer. Worked well for me. I could not tell any difference between my touch up and the original paint.

There was a minor drawback in that it took much longer for the paint to cure than anything out of a spray can
 

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The only area that I touch up, is the bottom of the impeller belly area. I use... the brush on Rust-Oleum's Allis Chalmers Orange Gloss Farm Equipment Paint in the quart can. I prefer to brush it on because it is a lot easier to control with no over spray or runs. The color matches very well.
Yes on my 2 yr old machine the paint seems to be an exact match.
 

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Hint: Do NOT use Ace brand Allis Chalmers Orange, the color match is fine but the product itself is sub par. The product creates a massive over spray while putting very little color on the part. After applying three cans to just the parts of the Snow-Thro unit and still NOT covering, I went to the Rust-Oleum Chevy red. The Ace brand Allis paint was a closer match but again, the over spray was dramatic and the coverage was minimal at best! Rust-Oleum was a satisfactory match but applied far better, both in coverage and over spray.

 

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I went with the chevy engine block orange. $5.85 a can delivered to the house. Really close match and its a quality paint up to 500 degrees resistance. Spraying it on is easier, after you can spray the clear coat enamel on so it holds up longer, it all dries faster too. I tried brush painting a Snapper, I had to paint it 4-5 times to get it to cover, its mess and took forever. Spraying it on was the way to go. I repainted inside the bucket, impeller, impeller belly chute, ring gear of chute, etc.
 

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