Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/Paint color match

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Sir:
I have a Noma snowblower that needs paint touch-up. Do you know where I can get matching paint or a close match?

Thank you,
David

Answer
It can be difficult to find as exact match.  I have taken parts to an auto body shop in the past and they matched the paint perfectly...expensive but the result was fantastic.

The local Lowes in our area sells John Deere touch-up paint but they do not sell Craftsman grey, Snapper red or any other outdoor power equipment paint.

Briggs and Stratton now own Murray, who could have made you machine.  Here is what I found on the Murray website FAQ:  "The original finish is an oven-baked powdered paint. However, scratches can be repaired by color matching automotive touch-up paint purchased from a local auto parts store".

Is the machine black or red?  What is the model number?  

Eric

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Eric A. Jones

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Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.

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Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

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