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How do you protect your gear???

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by FLASHMAN, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. FLASHMAN

    FLASHMAN Member
    Messages: 78

    I'm looking at my beautiful new Curtis, and I'm wondering how everyone protects thier blade, frame, etc... I'm using dielectric grease on the electrical connectors, white lithium on the cylinders and frame where it mates with the truck... what else do all you vets use to protect the blade and frame... any tricks of the trade would be greatly appreciated... thanks...
     
  2. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Fluid film everywhere it might rust. Stuff is great.
     
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    yep im loving my fluid film
     
  4. PaleRider

    PaleRider Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Dealer in CT?

    :waving: Plowman,
    I'm in CT also is there a CT dealer? I've been using Food Grade Silcone I get from work. :dizzy: Where do you get it from? :help:

    Pale Rider :gunsfiring:
     
  5. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Wash it all down after a storm and keep them inside. That's best if you have a big garage.
     
  6. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    uh i just put it in the back yard, lol thats about it.
     
  7. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

  8. PaleRider

    PaleRider Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Thanks Plowman :)

    :salute: Thanks Plowman :drinkup:

    Pale Rider :gunsfiring:
    Preston, CT
     
  9. swa136

    swa136 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

  10. PaleRider

    PaleRider Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Thank You :)

    :waving: ALL,
    I one store in CT the was a registered dealer doesn't get it anymore! :angry: So, I placed an order online. :salute:

    Thanks Again,

    Pale Rider :gunsfiring:
     
  11. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    i was gonna be a distributor but you cant post that in sig in here to let everyone know
     
  12. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Anyone ever use "salt away" ?
     
  13. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I just wash it down, dry it off with a blow gun then re-silicone everything again. I use a light coat of wheel bearing grease on the ram shafts and lift arm piston. I dont have the luxury of a garage (wife's new van, oh yeah and baby girl) so my plow is usually left on the truck or when its definetly not going to snow I keep it at our shop covered up off the ground though.
     
  14. rfed32

    rfed32 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    top of the driveway and let it sit there....maybe if it was newer or something i would take better care of it
     
  15. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    The best thing you can do for it is keep it inside somewhere. It's tough if you don't have a garage to keep it in, because the weather really takes a toll on it. I had it in my yard this summer and it now needs a couple of things before winter starts. Oh, and change the fluid before every season with the the EZ-Flow.
     
  16. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    I try to keep it inside, and after every snow I wash it and spray it down with corrisionx, best stuff I have ever used. I swear by it, but its not cheap. www.corrosionx.com

    Regards Mike
     
  17. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    Hey Mike, I don't mean to be disrespectful, but if you check out our testing page you will find some suprising results about corrosion x. This was an outside, independent test and the most suprising thing I found were the results concerning corrosion x.

    If you haven't tried Fluid Film, send me a PM and I'll send you a can for free. I'd love to have you swear by our product. Actually, if there is anyone on here that lives in the Continental United States and hasn't tried Fluid Film, send me a PM and I'll get a can out to you.
     
  18. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    Hi Dano
    I'm open to trying a can against corrosionx, if it is half as good as corrosionx then you will have a great product. I will keep a open mind and time will tell the tale. I have send you a pm with my shipping info.

    Regards Mike
     
  19. wheeler4x4

    wheeler4x4 Member
    Messages: 38

    I'd like to try Fluidfilm this year. I painted 3 out of 4 of my blades this summer
     
  20. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    Just send me a pm with your shipping address. I'll get a can right out to you.

    Dan