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Flat-Black Paint job?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by BSDeality, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    Anyone ever paint the back of their plows flat-black? we have boss vxt's and from what I remember plowing last year (been slow here this year...) when we scoop and lift the blade to stack we get horrible glare off the back of the mold board.

    Has anyone painted their plows flat black to reduce glare? I also figure it'd make them stand out from other plows if they're ever stolen too.
     
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Painted mine this year. Black on the back-side, and painted the moldboard blue.

    My main concern is that I have strobes up in my front parking lights and I wanted to minimize flashback off the back of the plow.

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    Last edited: Jan 1, 2012
  3. cpmi

    cpmi Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 162

    We tried it on one at the beginning of the season last year for the same reason and it cut down on the glare and flashback significantly. With the lack of snow we brought the other two into the shop yesterday and we are going to do the same on the backsides of both.
     
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    Yup Done that for 20 years it helps a lot. the problem with flat black paint is the snow will stick to it and you get flashback off the snow stuck on the flat black. gloss black works better.

    My experience.
     
  5. cpmi

    cpmi Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 162

    Thanks for the tip-I'm going to try the gloss black now;we did notice that the snow stuck quite a bit on the flat black after the fluid film wore off.
     
  6. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    do you think a coat of flat clear would help the snow sticking issue on the flat black??? just a thought
     
  7. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    I ended up painting a clear gloss cote over the flat black. Not so flat with the glass clear.
     
  8. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    thanks guys, I think I might spray one of them with semi-gloss and see how it does.