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Old 03-24-2004, 03:03 PM
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1996 Western Plow need painting advice

I have a 1996 6 1/2 foot Western plow on my S10 Blazer. It has a type of powder coat red paint that is peeling off in chunks and starting to show alot of rust. I was looking for advice on stripping, blasting and painting the plow or am I better off having it done by a plow dealer. I do have decent compressor, junky siphon feed blaster, and cheap spray gun. I am not looking to get it perfect just decent to last some more years and prevent further rust, there are no holes or structural problem rust just fairly heavy surface rust. Thanks for all replies!!
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Old 03-24-2004, 04:39 PM
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sandblast it then repaint with a good quality paint. I usally repaint once every 2 years with rustolem spray cans and it holds up reasonlly good.
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Old 03-24-2004, 08:00 PM
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A coat of primer wouldn't hurt eaither.
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Old 03-24-2004, 09:50 PM
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See what a sandblasting shop would cost. I blasted mine with a 225cfm compresor and a profesional sandblasting unit. It still took a long time, alot of work and a big mess. If its not alot have it blasted and prime and paint it your self. My 2 cents

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Old 03-25-2004, 08:12 AM
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A little hint if you do it yourself... Use a torch and burn the powdercoating first. You a need oxy/acy setup not little porpane one. It will make the sandblasting process much easier and faster. Also cheaper because it will take alot less sand.
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Old 03-25-2004, 08:30 AM
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Thanks thats a great tip never even thought of that and I do have an Oxy/ Acet setup I will give it a try when the weather warms up some. Thanks to all who replied.
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Old 03-25-2004, 04:27 PM
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I had same problem with mine same age. I just hit with wire wheel on a hand grind. Then Sprayed it with Rusty metal primer and some red spray paint. I did it last fall and it still look ok. There no need to take off the old powder coating. You don't need a flawless finish the first stone driveway you do is going to mess it up any ways.
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Old 03-25-2004, 07:23 PM
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Use some rust reformer on the rust spots after you clean up the rust. Then prime it so the paint has a good base to stick to. Make sure its over 70 degrees, paint drys and sticks better. Degrease it a couple of times too before any painting.
I found "John Deere" yellow spray paint for mine. Shot the board front and back, let it dry a month. Then used black on the ribs and edges. Just remember can paint drys softer then powder coat and paint with hardener added to it (like Imron or auto paint). You have to keep up the paint coat or you re-visit rust.
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Old 03-26-2004, 03:02 PM
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ever try having that line x stuff sprayed on your plow it comes in diffrent colors
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:25 PM
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Just painted my 96' last fall. Burn the powder coat, grid as much as possible, sand blast the rest. Coat the entire blade 2 times with rust reformer. I noticed years later, that the areas that I use it on lasted longer, so I coat the whole blade. I heat the blade up with a torch, and brush primer on it. 2 coats. I also found that the brush job lasts much longer, the metal is pitted from rust anyway, brush strokes are barely noticeable. 3 coats of red and a final spray clear coat.

The most important thing to do is wash your plow after you are done, and oil it with a synthetic lubricate (not WD40, a penetrating spray) use the entire can every time, store your plow inside if possible.

I have seen first hand the difference between a plow stored inside vs. outside- big difference in 3 years.

Line-ex or ryno is not a very good idea, or at leaast what I have seen. you can never elminate all the rust so it will sit under the line-ex and peal off. If you did it when it was new, maybe, but all the factory paint has to go

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Old 03-26-2004, 10:32 PM
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Old 03-26-2004, 11:30 PM
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