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Blade Treatment???

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Nanook, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Nanook

    Nanook Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I'm a newbie to this and I have a simple question. Is there anyway to decrease the amount of snow that sticks on the blade?
     
  2. BSM Exhaust

    BSM Exhaust Member
    Messages: 88

    Ive been plowing for 20 years and if its wet and sticky it stays where it wants. Just knock it off before you hit the road so you dont run with the extra weight ..
     
  3. Dondo

    Dondo Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Have either of you tried Fluid Film? I have heard great things about the stuff for preventing rust and some guys say it works great on the plow to keep the snow off. I have not tried it but was thinking about ordering a can. Let me know what your guys think.

    Thanks,
    Don

    Donadiosnowplowing@yahoo.com
     
  4. dchr

    dchr Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Fluid film works fantastic
     
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    It works great for about 3 driveways then its worn off. At $11 a can not worth it to me.

    when I painted my plow with Imron paint the snow NEVER stuck to it.
     
  6. dchr

    dchr Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    I just started using the stuff after receiving my free sample-bought a gallon can of it and brushed it on the night before-seems like it lasted to me but what do I know:confused:
     
  7. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    Maybe you know more than me... I sprayed it on from a spray can
     
  8. BSM Exhaust

    BSM Exhaust Member
    Messages: 88

    Spray your plow with teflon
     
  9. dchr

    dchr Senior Member
    Messages: 159


    Not necessarily-maybe I just had better luck with the liquid instead of the can. BTW-I wasn't aware IMRON was still around-have you used it recently? Thanks.
     
  10. BSM Exhaust

    BSM Exhaust Member
    Messages: 88

    good luck finding Imron, last time I saw it was 1990.
     
  11. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    It is still available.
     
  12. BSM Exhaust

    BSM Exhaust Member
    Messages: 88

    good question. Doubt it though. You may find an old can of it somewhere if you look hard enough.
     
  13. whiteowl

    whiteowl Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    This is not a quick solution but I painted my plow last summer with good old Rustolium spray paint from the hardware store. (School bus yellow.) I Just went through the heaviest, wettiest concrete-like snow here in the upper midwest I have seen in years. I worked for more than 2 hours at my buddies store and my own driveway and nothing stuck, not once.

    Sorry, but unless you have a warm place and the will to paint in this weather, this tip won't help you till next summer.
     
  14. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    wet snow WITH below freezing like in the 20's air temp. I know from experience that snow sticks really good to Rustolium.
     
  15. BSM Exhaust

    BSM Exhaust Member
    Messages: 88

    Best thing Ive used so far to keep snow off my plow is my Timberland boot. Works everytime..
     
  16. dchr

    dchr Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Absolutely-found that out the hard way two seasons ago-that paint sucks-looks pretty but not much good for anything else:angry:


    :laughing: