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Any good way to paint SS blades?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by birddseedd, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    on the snowdogg i'm hopefully getting I would like to paint my logo and phone number to the front. Is there a good way of doing this? simply painting it will get rubbed off by snow. What does snowdogg do to keep their logo from coming off?
     
  2. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Vinyl lettering
     
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    Any specific kind or way of doing it to keep the snow from pealing it off? Guess if i couldn't get that stuff of my trailer with a 3500 psi washer it should work great for snow. Can i have my logo printed on vinyl anywhere?

    That is a pretty dang good idea tho.
     
  4. grnstripes

    grnstripes Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    i agree vinyl is deffinetly the way to go
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    $30 bucks. would have to see it to see how well it would stick up but looks like itl be a great option

    tyvm
     
  6. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Any sign company should be able to print you out something nice, but it's going to look like crap after a while. Get the most heavy duty stuff they offer so it hopefully lasts. When are you getting the Snow Dogg?
     
  7. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    hopefully novemer. i'v been approved for the snowdog, hitch spreadder and a plow for my mower.

    wont sell mine till i have the new one mounted
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,548

    Put clear fingernail around the edges to seal the deal.
     
  9. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    ?:confused:
     
  10. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,548

    U should market that idea to the plow people.
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,548

    It helps sealing the edges of the vinyl so snow and debris can't get behind the decal.
     
  12. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    Put clear fingernail polish around the edges to seal the decal.

    will do

    would silicon be better?
     
  13. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    no, use nail polish, silicone will get dirty
     
  14. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,548

    negative ghostrider.

    If you were good, a couple of tacks with ss wire would be enough.
     
  15. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
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    How about gorilla super glue (like super glue but much stronger). its clear and should hold up better than nail polish. I'm going on the assumption nail polish wouldn't be the strongest stuff.
     
  16. Blizzard1980

    Blizzard1980 Senior Member
    Messages: 186

    Test it out. Like you gave trial period for Fluid Film on your boots last season
     
  17. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    it was the hydrophobic spray i put on my boots. was quite dissatisfied with it. only lasted a couple days. neither that stuff nor the fluid film really made any difference. planning on buying some fresh fluid film and a different brand hydrophobic this year and see if it makes any difference.
     
  18. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    Motor oil for my boots best waterprooof couple bucks good for the year
     
  19. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    On you boots use a product called "Snow Seal". They have it at Walmart (or at least they did), you put it on put the boots by a wood stove or something to get it warm that's it.
     
  20. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    well. i didnt try the hydrophobic spray to make them water proof. they are already waterproof. I tried it to keep it clean. after using the spray i could pour dirty motor oil or syrup and it would slide right off. but it didnt last very long.

    next time ill try a new brand and use a pump spray mixing kind. same with fluid film. although. the fluid film is pretty pointless. even the companies own test by their "scientists" show it to only work for 45 days. and thats in a lab not real world.