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how to prevent rust behind my cutting edge?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by birddseedd, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    just took my cutting edge off to prepare to mount my back edge. noticed that it was rusted. lightly rusted, but still rusted. 2 seasons ago i had took a wire brush to it and got it nice and shiny then bout about 5 layers of paint on it.

    anything else that can be done?
     
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Fluid film it before you put it back on
     
  3. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Keep er inside all winter!
     
  4. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,081

    Agreed, fluid film. And clean/ and spray paint in the beginning of the season.
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Fluid film rules
     
  6. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,081

    or even better por 15
     
  7. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,099

    Get some stainless steel spray paint
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    actualy iv got a sample of fluid film. i just could never find somethign to use it on.

    but im not quite sure about it. is it a lubricant? does it harden creating a shelled surface? does it stay plyable and liquidy?

    suppose now iv got what iv been looking to use it on.

    im also goign to start spraying the back of the edge aswell. once that rusts it helps deteriorate other materials leading to rust.
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Search here for ff or fluid film. It will keep you busy for hours. There is a whole sub forum dedicated to Fluid Film
     
  10. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Excellent concrete floor paint,terrible on metal.
     
  11. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Interesting. I've never used the product but that assessment flies in the face of every internet forum discussion, Amazon review, and article that ever mentioned POR15. I always figured I'd use it if I ever had the budget for it. Can you elaborate on why it's terrible on metal? For that matter, how did you ever get the idea (and budget) to use it as concrete floor paint?
     
  12. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Seriously? I want to coat my garage floor easily, but with something durable. Got any references for this?
     
  13. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    I can't believe that this question was even asked and that you guys are debating this. Definitely need some snow around here.
     
  14. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516


    Even ill agree to that one. Tho im glad i asked. I forgot about the can of fluid film i was sent and was dissapointed 4 layers of paint wasnt enough to protect it.
     
  15. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    how is that related to plowing?
     
  16. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Really! It's probalbly the last part of a plow to worry about rust.And that's coing from a guy who's obsessive(crazy) about battling rust!
     
  17. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    when i got my plow that was the part that was rusted the most.