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Galvanizing Plow

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Flipper, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Anyone ever done it? I am refacing a plow this summer and was thinking about having it dipped after blasting and welding. Just the raw moldboard. The paint it, bolt springs etc back in place. Should help prevent rust through again.

    I don't know cost or a place to have it done in CT yet, Anyone have any negatives to doing this?
  2. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    I'm pretty sure it won't last. I've had extensive experience with galvanized marine hardware....if it won't stand up to it, I hardly think it would last on a plow. Neat thought though.
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Galvanizing would make future welding repairs very hazardous
  4. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,107

  5. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Interesting idea, but like they all said above, not going to hold up.
  6. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

  7. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    The zinc oxide thing about welding galv is bunk- google it. Popular myth that keeps getting perpetuated.

    As far as doing it to a plow- makes painting much harder I would think since it has to be pickled before paint will stick. I would think a re powder coating would be a better option.
  8. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    This is a great point unless you don't mind having a pounding headache and being nauseous for a good 8 hours. Ive welded galvanized before and never will again.
  9. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Hot dip galvanizing would probably end up twisting your plow. I know a guy who was talked into getting his dump body done this way and he had a heck of a time getting it back on the subframe. When he did get it on it set up about 4" off the subframe on one front corner.