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Painting

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by snowguy1550, Sep 22, 2005.

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Should I buy a new plow or paint my old 1

Poll closed Oct 1, 2005.
  1. Buy A new one

    11.1%
  2. Paint

    88.9%
  1. snowguy1550

    snowguy1550 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I have a western plow about 10 years old. I want to paint it should i prime it or what should i do. Do you think I should just buy a new plow? :help:
     
  2. Hmebuildr

    Hmebuildr Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    Paint it and it will make you more money over the winter then if you went out and bought a new plow for around $4000. Painting your ahead of the game and not starting the year out 4k in the hole providing that everything else is working well on the plow
     
  3. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    If you paint it it will snow before the paint is dry but if you buy new it won't snow till late this winter.
     
  4. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    pre paint

    I paint my plows all the time here is one before paint

    rust1.jpg
     
  5. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    After paint

    after paint and some work

    rear 1.jpg
     
  6. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    front

    Just a little work and new Teflon liner and its new again and plus Teflon washers under all moving parts for smooth movement .... payup :waving:

    paint front1.jpg
     
  7. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Yea, maybe 20 bucks at most for a qt of meyers sno flo paint. Then alot of elbow grease. I use the Meyer paint only on the front of the blade then usually the Rustoleum Cat yellow on the back. The snow rolls off alot better. I also smoothed out al the rust with bondo. Took me a week of sanding for an hour or two each night to get the blade nice and smooth, down to about a paper thin layer of bondo, just coverin the rust dimples. Works alot better than jsut coating it with paint.
     
  8. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Nice looking job. No go sign it in one of the upper corners. Piece of art.
     
  9. cornbinder

    cornbinder Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    paint plow?

    come on , man. $30.00 for some paint, and a little time or $4,000 for a new plow. use your head!!!!!
     
  10. KSlandscaper

    KSlandscaper Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 60

    furnalldude - did you competely strip the old paint off or give it a good sanding and paint over the old? If you used primer, what primer do you recommend?