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Peeling Powder Coat and Rust

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by tmr200, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. tmr200

    tmr200 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Any other folks with Meyer plows having issues with the powder coat peeling off? I've had the plow for three season and all the truck side and plow side brackets are rusting. After the first year The dealer replaced the truck side mount figuring it was a manufacturing issue. (but told me in the future I should just paint it) Now year and half later it's all peeling off again.

    Am I being too critical? The first time the truck had 6000 miles it now has 12,000.

    Couple sample pictures attached




  2. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    road salt eats everything.
    i just keep an eye on my plows and mounts, and clean and paint as needed.
  3. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    After three seasons its bound to happen.
  4. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,142

    My new Lot Pro started peeling and rusting half way through the first season. When I assembled it, I found sveral places where the paint was so thin on the black iron that the bare steel showed through. Its on the third season and has quite a bit of rust on the black iron now. After this season all the black iron is getting sandblasted and repowder coated. I used to do powder coating and this is the poorest quality powder coating that I have ever seen.
  5. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    Powder coating is one of the worst things for protecting steel from road salt. It isn't that it is a poor barrier, but that it really doesn't bond very well to the steel, and is a lot less flexible than other kinds of coatings. The result is that at ANY imperfection where water can get to the metal, a little bit of time will have the powder coat actually lifting from that area in sheets, with the water travelling under it. Once the powder coat starts lifting a little, it actually accelerates the corrosion because it traps water under it.

    If you want to protect plow steel, GALVANIZE it. You can paint it (or powder coat it) after its been galvanized, if you like.
  6. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Wow that looks way worse than my mount or plow after 3 years. I have a couple spots starting, where joints come together, etc, but I expect that to some extent, and surface rust isn't going to kill the plow. I use tranny fluid or fluid film on all the spots I see corrosion at the end of the year.

    Tip: hook up warm water to an outside faucet, and wash the truck after you plow. If you drive the truck only to plow then park it, all that salt spray off the roads can't get washed off by rain, etc. It will eat the truck/plow apart. Takes 5 minutes, and it will help your truck immensely.

    FWIW, I don't think that's powdercoat, I think it's paint.

    I have a buddy that had a 2003 f250 that was rusted to hell with only 25k miles on it within 8-9 years. He didn't wash it. Got 11k trade in on what started as a 40k truck. So yeah, wash it after every storm if you can, your wallet will thank you.
  7. Stove

    Stove Member
    Messages: 79

    Should have gone with the BOSS!!!!!!Thumbs Up
  8. Fourtrax250R

    Fourtrax250R Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    I fluid film everything and haven't had a problem.