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Meyer Yellow Paint

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Stan, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Would like to re-paint everything in Imron. Does anyone have a fleet code for this in Imron?
     
  2. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Anyone?????
     
  3. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Try safety yellow, should be pretty close.
     
  4. Hammer

    Hammer Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I read in the forums about 3 years ago that somebody used "John Deere" Yellow as their closest match.
     
  5. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Thanks, I'll look 'em up on the color chart.
     
  6. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

  7. do14150

    do14150 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Meyer sells their color in a spray can
     
  8. Boosted Thrills

    Boosted Thrills Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    back from the dead

    did you ever find anything on this? I have some stuff that i wanted to have done in base/clear.

    that imron is some REALLY good stuff
     
  9. Loganab13

    Loganab13 Member
    Messages: 33

    Not sure if any of you have a lawn/landscape side of your snow operations, but I have found that the Wright Stander touch up paint is an almost exact match to the Meyer paint, and is cheaper too (at least it is in my area)
     
  10. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i use rustoleum industrial safety yellow.
     
  11. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,434

    for the $30-$40 a quart, worth buying the snow flo.....by time you add hardener etc to other paints its a wash.....brush applied it smooths itself, just need to let it cure before using ...best done in warmer weather
     
  12. MLG

    MLG Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 179

    I took a flake of Meyer paint from the backside of my pump (that was under some grease to ensure it wasn't faded) and matched it up to the Nason color chip YS913 as the closest match to Dupont's universal color chips. It sprayed out nice and looks great. The color above seemed to spray out a touch lighter than the chip illustrated (I took my results back to verify the difference), but the shade difference is so slight, not enough to disappoint. I sprayed a second plow with a new mix of the same color code and it sprayed out the same, so I know the chip seems to represent a little lighter hue. There was, however, another chip next to the one I chose which appeared just a touch more 'reddish' that I think would probably have sprayed out dead nuts perfect, so if you are a true perfectionist you may hunt that chip down, especially if you are trying to touch up your existing plow. But the Nason color above will not disappoint and I've parked next to a newer plow and it's hard to tell a difference (Plows fade over time). Even after 4 years people think mine is a brand new plow (even though it's conventional mount!).

    Problem with spraying factory Meyer paint is what I was finding in the marketplace was an acrylic enamel product, which is 80's technology, not as long-lasting shine as a urethane paint. But if you went with a premium PPG acrylic enamel with PPG premium hardner, it woud stay nice looking after quite a while.

    Anyway, after taking the time to sandblast my plow, straighten things, re-weld the cracked welds, fill and re-drill the angle ram and king pin holes so they were perfect again ...I wanted to use good finish products on it. I sprayed everything with a self-etching primer, then sealed with a urethane sealer before applying three coats of Nason Full-thane 2k urethane paint to the blade, pump and rams. A-frame and truck mount is just regular urethane black. After 4 years everything still looks great, no rust. Like I said, people think it's a new plow. It'll last longer and look better than a powder coated plow I can guarantee you that (which fades, cracks peels and rusts underneath). I don't know why they just don't use self-etching primer and automotive-grade paints on the plows. They would stay nicer looking for longer.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2015