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anyone ever buff and wax a MM2??

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by 2tonsoffordfun, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. 2tonsoffordfun

    2tonsoffordfun Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 66

    Hey guys, I just picked up my used 7'6" minute mount 2 today. Everything is in great shape, including a nice cutting edge, but the factory finish is a little dull. I was thinking about running a buffer over the face of the plow and then coating it with a good paint sealant. I was just wondering if anyone has ever tried it or if it is even possible with fisher's paint or powdercoat or whatever they finish it with. I detail cars for a living, so i buff cars daily, I've just never buffed a plow before and I'd like the yellow on my plow to be as shiny as the rest of my truck. Thanks
     
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Let me be the first to tell you to ...GET A LIFE! :drinkup:
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Timmy said he waxes his plow in summer while thinking of snow.:D
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,877

    I waxed my buff back once.
     
  5. 2tonsoffordfun

    2tonsoffordfun Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 66

    Thanks 4 all the "help" guys. I guess ill just give it a shot. Ill take pics if it comes out good, and if it doesn't, well, ill just forget we ever spoke of this.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Having fun. It can't hurt and a lot of guys wax there plow on here!
     
  7. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Can't hurt- it won't come out like a car finish (as it's powder coat, not a clear coat), but might look better than it is now. Most guys just try to battle the rust on their plows let alone waxing them :rolleyes:

    But hey, if you have the time to wax your plow, you go right ahead! ussmileyflag
     
  8. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I used Simonize and an electric buffer on my first new plow. It made it slicker to keep the snow sliding off, but I didn't think it helped enough to keep doing it.
     
  9. 2tonsoffordfun

    2tonsoffordfun Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 66

    update- pics

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  10. 2tonsoffordfun

    2tonsoffordfun Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 66

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    I buffed the face of the plow with a light compound followed by a synthetic paste wax applied by hand. I think painting the cuting edge and putting the new logo on really helped. Now it looks 10x better IMO.
     
  11. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Makes it look good for now....that logo will be gone real fast once the snow gets here though! Regardless, good plow choice! =]
     
  12. 2tonsoffordfun

    2tonsoffordfun Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 66

    Thanks, and I know the logo isnt long for this world, but for 10 bucks, I'm not going to complain if i have to replace it once a year.
     
  13. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Just messing with you man. But seriously now.... consider a hobby to occupy your time.
     
  14. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Yeah painting the cutting edges and cleaning off dirt helps. Now coat it with Fluid film so it wont rust
     
  15. 2tonsoffordfun

    2tonsoffordfun Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 66

    Haha, johnny, I actually did this all to my blade on the same day as my hobby- drag racing. And the day after I took the race car to a car show. Actually, playing with my new plow has been a nice change of pace from all the racing and car shows. Bigdave-im ordering my fluid film as soon as I can get on a real computer and off the blackberry.
     
  16. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    Apply some clear coat over the fisher sticker. It'll last much much longer. I re did my mm2 in november. Put new stickers and clearcloated them. I do some gravel lots and the sticker is still intact.
     
  17. Mnpowerstroke99

    Mnpowerstroke99 Member
    Messages: 82

    My old 7 1/2' Fisher I bought new in 1996 and it still has the fisher decal on it.I plowed a lot of gravel driveways with it.
     
  18. c&msnowplowing

    c&msnowplowing Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Good luck in making it last, especially if you do a lot of plowing. My powder coat lasted one season and I looked at rust. Spent the following years sanding and painting the plow to keep it looking good. I also waxed the blade only to keep the snow from sticking. Sold that truck and plow last year and upgraded to the extreme V stainless. awsome plow,the snow doesn't stick, and what a difference plowing with a "V". If you can swing the cost, I would recommend the stainless for your next plow. But either way....great choice in plow.