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Cheap, Close Fisher Paint Match

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by MRBachand, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. MRBachand

    MRBachand Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Home depot sells oil based rustoleum 'Sunburst Yellow' which is very close to fisher, if it had a splash of red in it, to make it more orangey, it would be perfect.

    Its cheap at 8 bux a quart and they also sell spray bombs to match.

    I just painted mine up as I do every year, and it looks fantastic.
  2. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    well.... lets see the pics :)
  3. MRBachand

    MRBachand Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Sure! Here ya go!

    I bought this 4 years ago and it was rendered junk by everyone.... Holes in the face of the plow, rotted to ****, and neglected fleet plow.. Hey made it cheap. Every year it gets better now.

    FOr comparison the lift arm triangle is facory FIsher color.

    The pictures make it look really bright yellow, but it looks alot closer to color in person.... Its still tacky as I painted it a few hours ago.

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  4. MRBachand

    MRBachand Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Here is what it looked like last night.

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  5. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    I have used that in the past as well, I was very pleased with the results.
  6. strawhead

    strawhead Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Nice job on the paint! Looks like factory color to me....
    Is that your helper in the picture??

  7. NHresident

    NHresident Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    Is that resin/fiberglass u put on the mold board ??
  8. MRBachand

    MRBachand Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I have used fiberglass and Bondo over the years, both with flawless results.

    You can make out the plate I had to weld in the center, it wasn't pretty, but it works. Although my 9''er is alot heavier now.

    The majority of the body filler was fiberglass, but I did alot of smaller fills with bondo.

    I also had to weld a new plate on the top, as that was pretty much non existent. I think PO had a sno-foil and never washed this thing after storms...

    I rolled the front, and sprayed (spray gun) the back.. Cut it a tad with Acetone for sprayer. And as mentioned, picked up a few rattlebombs of the color also, for easy touch-ups.

    I noticed 2 cracks where the ram supports meat the mold board by the outer trip springs (hidden behind them)

    I never noticed them before... Might as well weld them now that I know they are there...

    Yep, thats the helper! Phrase of the day, "No touching!"

    It'll look like ass by Spring (Hopefully!! :) But this is part of my yearly prep. Can't stop the rust, only slow it down.
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  9. stiffs_00

    stiffs_00 Member
    Messages: 49

    i too have used this paint
  10. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 426

    I ave used the sunburst yellow also but i only use apaw marking paint at ace hardware, cheap and looks new after 2 years. ill take a few pics soon....
  11. MRBachand

    MRBachand Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    It dries quite a bit more orangey than the pix I took. There is a factory fisher across the street from me, and they look almost the same. Prepping my lift arm triangle now.... I got in too deep, its taking me forever.... Everything I do makes the surrounding areas look like crap.... So they come off and so on and so forth........... And with daylight savings, by the time I come home I get an hour or so.......... just to expose it to salt/sand/slush as its primary purpose.... OH well, nothing like rolling into the first storm looking fresh I guess.
  12. T&M SnowMan

    T&M SnowMan Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    I have a MM2 lift arm that is a spare, all primed and painted, looks like new, you should give your MM1 and updated look...!..hint hint
  13. MRBachand

    MRBachand Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Not sure they are compatable?
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The blade looks a little heavy for that Jeep.....
  15. T&M SnowMan

    T&M SnowMan Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    A lot of people put them on, pretty sure they fit right on
  16. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    I'm 99% sure they are interchangeable.
  17. MRBachand

    MRBachand Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    LOL! I forgot what thread I was reading and had to go back to the pictures to see the jeep with a plow... Thats funny Cor! Now you know why it hangs so low!

    BTW, I also found out that my A-Frame has a slight arc to it, The only thing that stopped it from bending in half is those 1/2 plate re-inforcements that run inside the channel.

    I ended up cutting 1 1/2" off my stops. That solved that problem. What i did was lift the plow until it was bottoming out on the stops, then laid a 2x4 on the angle of the a-frame, hit it with red spray paint leaving 2 lines being the perfect angle so both sides of the stops, that are now cut, hit the a-frame at the same time, at the proper angle.

    I'm going to try going back to the bottom hole once its all re-assembled... she's in pieces.

    Turned out to be an overhaul...........
  18. MRBachand

    MRBachand Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Some more....

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  19. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    good job. looks much better!!!
  20. T&M SnowMan

    T&M SnowMan Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    comin along, looking good!