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anyone clear coat their plow?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by sno commander, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    so i have been noticing after 3 seasons my western is not as shiny on the moldboard as it use to be. i was thinking of taking a scotch brite pad and cleaning up the moldboard just a little and shooting it with some clear? anyone try this, i know their powdercoated so im not sure what the outcome would be? i would rather wear down the clear plowing and trying to save the red.
     
  2. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Maybe a Urethane might up....regular enamel would wear off in no time
     
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    I painted my previous plows with Imron paint and clear coted them the paint was awesome. out shined out lasted the powder cote and snow refused to stick to the Imron.
     
  4. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    So the clear coat is the key to stop snow from sticking to your plow? I've tryed other thing and nothing's working yet.
     
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    the Imron paint (its a plastic) snow dont stick to it
     
  6. DansSVT

    DansSVT Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I had my plow Powdercoated and looks great and won't chip or scratch like paint. Try that out.
     
  7. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    the thing is the paint is fine, its just kinda dull. its not that bad enough to get it powder coated. with a coat of fluid film it gets the color back, im just looking for a better soultion to get a gloss finish.
     
  8. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    I've never herd of imron paint, Is it spray on (can) or brush?
     
  9. D2 Cat

    D2 Cat Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Imron is an industrial grade paint. Used in construction equipment, even airplanes. Spray with compressor. Very hard finish.
     
  10. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    So it's something I can buy at a local auto praint store?
     
  11. D2 Cat

    D2 Cat Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Yes, but they would have to be a paint speciality store, not Orielly, Autozone.....
     
  12. pavmntdestryr

    pavmntdestryr Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I was thinking about line xing my plow, but would that be too rough for the snow to slide off?
     
  13. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    Did mine 4 yrs ago and just starting to get messy again, and the fisher decal i cleared over still looks New....
     
  14. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    There was someone on the forum that painted the face of the plow with fiberglass resin. He used a flat paint pad to put it on. Did 2 coats on it.
     
  15. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    I looked into painting my plow with Imron. I did not. Very dangerous stuff, you have to wear a air supplied respirator when spraying. I didn't have or access to the equipment to safely spray. From what I've heard it's durability is similar to POR15. I thought about clearing my plow after rfinishing but didn't have time.
     
  16. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    That must be why my head hurt...seriously